Written with exceptional clarity, simplicity and precision, this short textbook provides a classic introduction to European law. Using a clear structural framework, it guides students through the subject's core elements and key issues, from the creation and enforcement of European law to the workings of the internal market. Chapters are enriched with figures and tables to clarify difficult topics and illustrate relationships and processes, ensuring that students understand even the most complex of concepts. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes an entirely new chapter on the internal market for goods. Two new practical appendices offer suggestions for further reading and guide readers through the process of finding and reading EU Court judgments. A companion website features full 'Lisbonised' versions of the cases cited in the text, links to EU legislation, downloadable figures and textbook updates.
Robert Schutze is Professor of European Law and Co-Director of the Global Policy Institute at Durham University.
Introduction; Part I. European Law: Creation: 1. Union institutions; 2. Union legislation; 3. Union competences; 4. Fundamental rights; Part II. European Law: Enforcement: 5. Direct effect; 6. (Legal) supremacy; 7. National actions; 8. European actions; Part III. European Law: Substance: 9. Internal market: goods I; 10. Internal market: goods II; 11. Internal market: persons; 12. Competition law: cartels.