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Simone Vezzani
  • Simone Vezzani - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 63 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Simone Vezzani
Course Regulation
Coorte 2016
Learning activities
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course examines the EU legal system, its sources, its institutions, the competences of the European Court of Justice, the incorporation of EU law into domestic law. The last parts tackles the free movement of goods and persons and the Economic and Monetary Union.
Reference texts
For the first two modules:VILLANI, “Introduzione al Diritto dell'Unione europea”, Bari, Cacucci Editore, latest edition For the third module:
STROZZI G. (a cura di), "Diritto dell'Unione europea. Parte speciale", Torino, Giappichelli Editore, 2017, Chapters I, II and X.The text of the Treaties can be read online in the website of the EU (http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/it/) or in “Codice dell'Unione Europea Esplicato (Editio Minor)”, Edizioni Simone, latest edition. The judgments included in the programme can be read in the website of the Law Department ("Materiali didattici - Vezzani"), or in ADINOLFI A., “Materiali di Diritto dell'Unione Europea”, Giappichelli, latest edition.
Educational objectives
Acquisition of knowledge of the EU legal system, its sources and its institutions, with special regard to the European Court of Justice and its competences in the protection of rights.
In order to be able to understand and to know how to tackle the course, it is advisable to have the basic notions of Constitutional and International Law.
Teaching methods
Other information
Students are invited to attend the last two classes, dedicated to the review of the judgments included in the programme.
Learning verification modality
The exam consists in an oral test, i.e. an interview about the topics included in the programme (lasting approximately 15 minutes), aiming to ascertain the knowledge level and the understanding capability acquired by the student on the topics included in the programme. Attending students, if so desire, can make a speech or write a report (for Erasmus students possibly dealing with the application of EU law in their country of origin), which will be taken into consideration in the final evaluation.
Extended program
Programma: Part One : Introduction to the study of EU Law

The European integration process: From the EEC to the EU
The Lisbon Treaty
General features of the Union legal order
The EU Institutions and their functions
The sharing of competences between the EU and its member States
The subsidiarity and proportionality principles
The admission of new member States

Part Two: The competences of the EU and the EU normative system

A) The normative system
Primary and secondary sources of EU law
The decision-making procedures and the normative system
Fundamental Rights
The enforcement of EU Law: direct effects, primacy, uniform interpretation, State responsibility for the violation of EU Law
The EU external action
The protection of human rights and the EU accession to the ECHR

B) EU legal remedies
Analysis of the various actions before the UE Court of Justice

C) EU law in the Italian legal order. Exam of case-law of the ECJ and of the Italian Constitutional Court concerning the relationship between domestic law and EU law

Part 3: The Four FreedomsFree circulation of goods.Free circulation of persons and workers. The Economic and Monetary Union.

It is advisable to consult the case-law and an updated text of the TEU and of the TFEU, for instance CURTI GIALDINO C. (Ed.), “Codice breve dell'Unione europea”, Napoli, Esselibri-Simone, latest edition.
The text of the Treaties and of the most important judgements is available in the website (section: 'Materiali didattici' - Vezzani)
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