EU Institutions and legal system

Course titleEU Institutions and legal system
Number of ECTS credits8 Tunjica Petrašević
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Kabinet br. 46
Telephone+385 31 224 535 Dunja Duić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 48
Telephone+385 31 224 500
Course content

The course will include the study of the following topics: - Legal issues of EU law. - Sources of EU law. - EU legal system. - EU institutions. - Effects of EU law in the national law of Member State. - Basic principles of European law. - European citizenship. - EU internal market. - Protection of fundamental rights in the EU. - EU policies The objectives of this course are: - Acquiring advanced knowledge of the European Union and the EU legal system. - Acquiring advanced knowledge about the role of the EU institution and the legal system of the European Union and selected legal materials and political processes. - Understanding the decision-making process within the EU institution (especially in the EU institutions) - Acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between European law and national law and the specifics of national constitutional law. - Understanding concepts related to EU internal market law and their relationship with human rights. - Interpretation and application of EU legal rules. - Developing advanced critical analysis skills and training students in analysis, assessment of EU law and legal reform in a social, economic, political, institutional and moral context. - Developing advanced skills of argumentation of reasoned legal opinions

Course learning outcomes

Identify and independently define research problems related to the structure and powers of the EU institution and the political and judicial system of the EU, Recognize and independently define research problems related to the EU internal market and their relationship with human rights, In-depth critical analysis and synthesis of scientific literature, Recognize, interpret and apply the legal rules of EU law in solving specific legal problems (hypothetical cases), Conduct research by applying critical thinking and argumentation of legal problems and publicly present reasoned legal opinions supported by legal sources,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☑ Multimedia and internet
☑ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☑ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☑ Colloquium
Other: * Ukoliko student nije oslobođen ispita putem kolokvija (kontinuirana provjera znanja)
Quality is controlled by monitoring class attendance and monitoring student reactions. Students can contact the teachers from the department at any time, in person or via e-mail. Furthermore, after the course is finished, students are interviewed about the quality of teaching. The results of the survey are considered when changing the curriculum and teaching methods.
Required reading
Ćapeta, T.; Rodin, S.. Osnove prava Europske unije. 2018. Narodne novine, Zagreb
Craig, P.; De Búrca, G.. EU LAW, Text, Cases and Materials, 6th edition (odabrana poglavlja). 2015. OUP Oxford
Blanke, H. J.; Mangiameli, S. (Eds.) . The Treaty on European Union (TEU) A Commentary (odabrana poglavlja) . 2013. Springer
Petrašević, T.. Prethodni postupak pred Sudom EU. 2014. Pravni fakultet u Osijeku, Gradska tiskara d.d., Osijek
Duić, D.. Vanjska i sigurnosna politika Europske unije. 2018. Narodne novine, Osijek
Duić, D.. Member of the European Parliament, Dictionary of Statuses within EU Law, Bartolini, A.; Cippitani, R. ; Colcelli, V. (ur.).Cham. 2019. Springer
Rodin, S.; Ćapeta, T.; Goldner Lang I. (ur.). Reforma Europske unije – Lisabonski ugovor, (odabrana poglavlja). 2009. Narodne novine, Zagreb
Optional reading
Jones, E.; Menon A.; Weatherill, S.. The Oxford handbook of the European Union. 2012. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Petrašević, T.; Duić, D.. Opinion 2/13 on the EU accession to the ECHR, New Developments in the EU Labour, Equality and Human Rights Law, Vinković, M. (ur.). 2015. J J Strossmayer University of Osijek Faculty of Law, Osijek
Duić, D.; Petrašević, T.. Pet godina primjene prava Europske unije – analiza postupaka zbog povrede prava Europske unije pokrenutih protiv Republike Hrvatske i prethodnih pitanja hrvatskih sudova, 10/2019. 2019. Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske
Petrašević, T.; Vuletić, I.. Europski uhidbeni nalog nakon presude Europskog suda Aranyosi i Căldăraru. 2017. HARMONIUS - Journal of Legal and Social Studies in South east Europe, VI (2017)
Petrašević, T., . The relation of Human Rights and market freedoms in case law of the CJEU, Economic and Social Development - 16th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development – “The Legal Challenges of Modern World”, Primorac, Z.; Bussoli, C.; Recker, N. (ur.). 2016. Split: Varaždin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency, Varaždin, Croatia Faculty of Law, University of Split, Croatia University North, Koprivnica, Croatia