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EU Internal Market Law


Admission requirements

This course is a compulsory course of the International Business Law bachelor track


This course studies the law of the internal market of the European Union. Officially completed on 31 December 1992, the internal market forms the centre piece of EU integration. It comprises an area without internal frontiers in which the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is ensured. It is considered a major economic success, having fostered growth and development throughout the EU Member States.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course
This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of EU internal market law. Students will learn to work with the European Treaties and relevant EU secondary legislation, to analyse the internal market case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and to solve business oriented problem cases.

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:

  • Ability to identify the scope of application of the four fundamental freedoms

  • Ability to identify restrictions to the fundamental Treaty freedoms

  • Ability to identify justifications for restrictions of the Treaty freedoms

  • Specific understanding of the internal market for services, in particular the Services Directive

  • Understanding of the techniques of market integration (mutual recognition and harmonisation)

  • Ability to understand and work with the EU Treaties, secondary legislation and case law


The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction


  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 5

  • Names of lecturers: Prof. S.C.G. Van Den Bogaert

  • Required preparation by students: Reading of materials prescribed on blackboard


  • Number of (2 hour) seminars: 5

  • Names of instructors: Dr. V. Kosta, Dr. J.J. Rijpma, other lecturers to be announced

  • Required preparation by students: Reading of materials prescribed on blackboard and preparation of the case studies provided for on blackboard.

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • 3 hour written exam (80%)

  • 1 paper (20%)

Submission procedures
A hard copy of the paper will need to be handed in during the last class and an electronic version will have to be uploaded on blackboard using safe assign.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions which are part of the course.


More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials


  • Craig & De Burca, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials (Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011)

  • Barnard, The substantive law of the EU. The Four Freedoms (4th edition, Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Course information guide:
Will be made available on blackboard

Will be made available on blackboard

Recommended course materials

  • Blackstone’s EU Treaties and Legislation 2013-2014 (Oxford University Press)

  • Other recommended reading will be made available on blackboard


Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: To be determined

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  • Institute: Public Law

  • Department: European Law

  • Room number secretary: B. 121

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9-17h

  • Telephone number secretary: 071 – 527 8837

  • Email:


Belangstellenden die deze cursus in het kader van contractonderwijs willen volgen (met tentamen), kunnen meer informatie vinden over kosten, inschrijving, voorwaarden, etc. op de website van Juridisch PAO.