The course outlines the origin and development of the European process integration from the Paris Treaty of 1951 to the Lisbon Treaty of 2008. The main focal point of the first part of the course lies in the basic structure of the European Union: system of governance; institutions and sources. The second part focuses an the areas covered by the internal market and, in particular, the free circulation of goods.
The teaching method combines lectures with class discussions on case studies on the basis of materials distributed during the course.
Students' preparation will be tested through an oral examination.
Students who attended the course can prepare on the basis of their notes and the distributed materials. Relevant materials will also be available on the web site of the course.
Students who did not attend the course should prepare on the following text books: G. GAJA, Introduzione al diritto comunitario, Bari, Laterza, 2007 (nuova ed. riveduta e aggiornata), Capitoli I-VIII; e G. STROZZI (a cura di), Diritto dell'Unione europea - Parte speciale (2^ed. ampliata), Torino, Giappichelli, Cap. I.