This course aims to give students a comprehensive introduction to the legal, constitutional and political structure of the EU. We will consider the past, present and future direction of the EU and the role which law has played in the process of European integration. We will study the composition and work of the main EU institutions with reference to legislative processes, sources of law and the enforcement of EU law. Finally, the course will examine some of the fundamental economic and social freedoms protected by the EU including a review of the European antitrust laws and human rights protection.
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