The Law of the European Union, Fifth Edition
About the editors:
- Pieter Jan Kuijper is Professor of the Law of International (Economic) Organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Fabian Amtenbrink is Professor of European Union Law at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- Deirdre Curtin is Professor of European Union Law at the European University Institute, Italy, and Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Bruno De Witte is Professor of European Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
- Alison McDonnell is Managing Editor of Common Market Law Review and member of the Europa Institute at the Leiden Law School, University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
- Stefaan Van den Bogaert is Professor of European Law and Director of the Europa Institute at Leiden Law School, Leiden Law School, the Netherlands.
About this book:
The Law of the European Union is a complete reference work on all aspects of the law of the European Union, including the institutional framework, the Internal Market, Economic and Monetary Union and external policy and action. Completely revised and updated, with many newly written chapters, this fifth edition of the most thorough resource in its field provides the most comprehensive and systematic account available of the law of the European Union (EU). Written by a new team of experts in their respective areas of European law, its coverage incorporates and embraces many current, controversial, and emerging issues and provides detailed attention to historical development and legislative history of EU law.
What’s in this book:
Topics that are constantly debated in European legal analysis and practice are touched on in ways that are both fundamental and enlightening, including the following:
- powers and functions of the EU law institutions and relationship among them;
- the principles of equality, loyalty, subsidiarity, and proportionality;
- free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital;
- mechanisms of constitutional change – treaty revisions, accession treaties, withdrawal agreements;
- budgetary principles and procedures;
- State aid rules;
- effect of Union law in national legal systems;
- coexistence of EU, European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), and national fundamental rights law;
- migration and asylum law;
- liability of Member States for damage suffered by individuals;
- competition law – cartels, abuse of dominant position, merger control;
- social policy, equal pay, and equal treatment;
- environmental policy, consumer protection, public health, cultural policy, education, and tourism;
- nature of EU citizenship, its acquisition, and loss; and
- law and policy of the EU’s external relations.
The fifth edition embraces many new, ongoing, and emerging European legal issues. As in the previous editions, the presentation is notable for its attention to how the law relates to economic and political realities and how the various policy areas interact with each other and with the institutional framework.
How this will help you:
The many practitioners and scholars who have relied on the predecessors of this definitive work for years will welcome this extensively revised and updated edition. Those coming to the field for the first time will instantly recognize that they are in the presence of a masterwork that can always be turned to with profit and that helps in understanding the rationale underlying any EU law provision or principle.
Pieter Jan Kuijper, Fabian Amtenbrink, Deirdre Curtin, Bruno De Witte, Alison McDonnell, and Stefaan Van den Bogaert
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The Authors and Editors
List of Abbreviations
THE GENESIS AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN
COMMUNITIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF UNION LAW
Bruno De Witte
SYSTEM OF COMPETENCES
Jürgen Bast and Kassandra Wetz
THE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
D.M. Curtin, P.J. Kuijper and R.H. van Ooik
SOURCES OF EUROPEAN UNION LAW
Bruno De Witte and Ben Smulders
Pieter Van Nuffel and Felix Ronkes Agerbeek
THE EU ADMINISTRATION
BUDGET AND FINANCES
THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION SUPRANATIONAL
ADJUDICATOR AND ACCOUNTABILITY FORUM
Deirdre Curtin and Maria Weimer
APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF EU LAW IN THE MEMBER STATES
THE FUNCTIONING OF THE INTERNAL MARKET: THE FREEDOMS
FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS
Stefaan Van den Bogaert and Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel
FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES, ESTABLISHMENT AND CAPITAL
Stefaan Van den Bogaert, Armin Cuyvers and Ilektra Antonaki
FREE MOVEMENT OF WORKERS AND COORDINATION OF SOCIAL
Anne Pieter van der Mei
CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNION
EUROPEAN MIGRATION AND ASYLUM LAW
Jorrit J. Rijpma
JUDICIAL COOPERATION IN CIVIL MATTERS
EU CRIMINAL LAW
Jannemieke Ouwerkerk and Willem Geelhoed
COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY
Christof R.A. Swaak and Marc van der Woude
STATE AID LAW
Tom Ottervanger and Maarten Aalbers
ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION
FINANCIAL MARKET REGULATION AND SUPERVISION
Matthias Haentjens, Jouke Tegelaar and Dorine Verheij
EU SOCIAL LAW AND POLICY
EQUAL TREATMENT AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES
Thomas van Rijn
Pablo Mendes de Leon
EUROPEAN ENERGY LAW – FROM MARKET TO UNION?
THE REGIONAL DIMENSION OF EU LAW: COHESION POLICY AND
EU HEALTH LAW AND POLICY
Anne Pieter van der Mei and Ellen Vos
CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE EU
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
AN INTRODUCTION TO UNION EXTERNAL ACTION, ITS SCOPE,
ITS INSTITUTIONS AND ITS INSTRUMENTS
Pieter Jan Kuijper
THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY AND THE COMMON
SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY
Pieter Jan Kuijper
UNION EXTERNAL ACTION UNDER THE TFEU
Pieter Jan Kuijper
Table of Selected Cases (Numerical Order)