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nation and, on the other, the protection of social rights by EU Member States and the safeguard of “closed” welfare systems. The seminar focuses on the activity of the Court of Justice of the EU and, in particular, on some of its most controversial decisions concerning the free circulation of services and persons and their impact on the balance between economic freedoms and fundamental social rights in the EU legal order. Furthermore, it also examines the response to the CJEU's activism by EU law-makers through the adoption of (or the request to adopt) new legal acts. More in detail, the workshop is structured as follows : - Brief introduction of the relationship between economic freedoms and social rights in the EU legal order ; - Free circulation of services, posted workers and workers' rights ; - Free circulation of persons and access to social beneﬁts. - Conclusion : the normative reaction to judicial activism. Required reading : CJEU, Judgment of 18 December 2007, C-341/05, Laval, paras. 86-111 ; CJEU, Judgment of 3 April 2008, C-346/06, Rüffert, paras. 22-43 ; CJEU, Judgment of 17 November 2015, C-115/14, RegioPost, paras. 53-77 ; CJEU, Judgment of 20 September 2001, C-184/99, Grzelczyk, paras. 31-44 ; CJEU, Judgment of 19 September 2013, C-140/12, Brey, paras. 39-80.
an examination of seminal cases judged by the Court. Special emphasis will be placed on the status of companies and substantive issues under the Convention. The adjudicatory technique of the margin of appreciation will be presented and appraised in the present day context. Finally, one session will be dedicated to the relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE EU (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre DEFRAIGNE (Secrétaire général, Fondation Madariaga-collège d'Europe). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The students will be evaluated on the basis of the following assessment tools : Group work project (essay and presentation) : 25% of the ﬁnal mark ; An individual ﬁnal written exam : 75% of the ﬁnal mark. Workload : Required readings. Course Description : The purpose of this course is to understand the EU's responses to the systemic crisis of Western capitalism in the context of globalisation. Starting by recalling the logic and the features of market capitalism, the course surveys ﬁrst the main developments of market-driven globalisation and eventually elicits the origins and the consequences of the Western economic crisis. Second, it emphasises the unique characteristics of the EU ; the current two-speed Europe displays a mix of federal features (currency, trade and competition policies), intergovernmental procedures and sheer rivalry between Member States. And third, a special focus will be placed on the way the Eurozone is, at the same time, building up an ad hoc governance and consolidating a less egalitarian social model, relying on crises as a lever for change. Required reading : Please refer to the Syllabus. 1251
ECONOMIC ISSUES AT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Dean SPIELMANN (Juge au Tribunal de l'Union européenne). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : Judge Dean Spielmann will explore questions related to the treatment of economic issues by the European Court of Human Rights. A presentation of the Strasbourg mechanism will be followed by