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EU Law: The Essential Guide to the Legal Workings of the European Union 4th ed isbn 9780141005607

EU Law: The Essential Guide to the Legal Workings of the European Union 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780140241136
ISBN: 0140241132
New Edition ISBN: 0141005602
Published: December 1999
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

June 2005 - No publication date for a 4th edition has been announced
Completely revised and updated, this text provides background information to an understanding of the operation of the European Union and of the problems facing it.

Written by two experts in the field, the book surveys the gradual development of the European Community and its emergence as the European Union and provides an examination of the EU's legislative process, the jurisdiciton of the Court and the principles of direct effect and supremacy. Coverage is also given to the internal market, including freedom of movement of goods, persons, services and capital; to competition policy, including mergers, intellectual property and state intervention in the market; and to social policy.

Completely updated in the light of the Treaty of Amsterdam, this account explores the institutional and constitutional changes to the legal structure of the EU made by that treaty. This includes new legislation designed to create an area of freedom, security and justice within which people will be able to move about freely, and the establishment of closer co-operation between some of the Member States. Economic and monetary union is also discussed and a new chapter looks at consumer and environmental policy.

Although the book deals primarily with the legal perspective, it also includes a detailed examination of the political institutions, such as the Commission, Council and Parliament.

EU Law
The development of the European Union; Commission; Council; European Parliament; EC legislation; Court of Justice; actions against member states; judicial review of EC Acts; Article 234 (ex 177) - preliminary rulings; miscellaneous aspects of the court's jurisdiction; direct effect of community law and actions for damages against member states; supremacy of EC law; Article 25 (ex 12) - the abolition of customs duties; Article 90 (ex 95) -prohibition on discriminatory internal taxation; Article 28 (ex 30) - prohibition on quantitative restrictions; Article 30 (ex 36); ""cassis de Dijon"" and the development of Article 28 (ex 30); the free movement of workers; freedom of establishment and the free movement of services; social policy; free movement of capital and economic and monetary union; Article 81 (ex 85) - cartels and restrictive practices; Article 82 (ex 86) - abuse of a dominant position; enforcement of competition law; law of mergers; intellectual property; state intervention in the market; environmental and consumer protection; appendices.