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In this Chapter we discuss the history of the European Union looking at the circumstances existing at the time of its creation and the other competing pan-national bodies that were established in competition with it. We chart the development of organization from the initial attempts at cooperation to the 28 member state organization that exists today.

Aim: After completing this Chapter, the student will be better able to understand the legal vocabulary describing the place of the European Union and the nature of its role today in uniting its twenty-eight member states.

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In this Chapter we look at the different treaties making up the European Union beginning with the Coal and Steel Treaty of 1952 and ending with the Lisbon Treaty of 2009. We look at the different treaties signed in between and seek to explain the legal framework on which the European Union is based

Aim: The role of this Chapter is to introduce the student to the legal vocabulary necessary to describe the foundations of the European Union and to the English vocabulary necessary to work in this area.

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In this Chapter we take our first look at the institutional structure of the European Union and in particular its main legislative organs. Thus, we study the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, which institutions together represent the two-tier legislative structure of the European Union. We also take a look at the European Council, made up of the 28 member state Heads of State.

Aim: On studying this Chapter the student will acquire not only a better understanding of the main legislative institutions at the heart of the European Union but will also develop a better understanding of the relationship between each of these institutions and will begin to acquire the vocabulary necessary for this area.

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Having looked at the legislative institutions making up the European Union in Chapter 3, in Chapter 4 we continue to study the EU institutional structure and look at its executive and judicial bodies, namely the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union. We also consider the role of its secondary institutional organs.

Aim: As with Chapter 3, the role of this Chapter is to improve students understanding of the institutional structure making-up the European Union and the vocabulary necessary to be able to work through English in this area.

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The role of this Chapter is to explain the different sources of EU law and the relationship between the different member state social models. We look at the different types of EU legislative instruments such as regulations, directives and recommendations.

Aim: For students working with or hoping to work in the area of EU law through English it is vital that they have knowledge of the nature and character of EU law and how the EU expresses itself as a legislative body.

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Chapter Six seeks to explain the principles behind the functioning of the EU internal market. It looks at the scope of the market and the nature of its sectoral approach extending to the areas of goods, workers, services and capital. We also take a look at the principles underlining the creation of the EU internal market and the role played by mutual recognition and harmonization.

Aim: Thus, the student will begin to understand the nature of the EU internal market and the basic vocabulary necessary to be able to work in this area.

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In this Chapter we take a closer look at the area of free movement of goods and the vocabulary applicable to this area. We run through the case law that defines the scope of this freedom and the principles governing free movement of goods in the EU today.

Aim: The Chapter introduces the student to the legal vocabulary used in the area of free movement of goods and explains in a clear and succinct manner the law governing this field.

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This is the first of three Chapters dealing with the area of competition law. This Chapter deals with the basic principles of competition law and the scope of EU competition law in the areas of restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, state aid and concentrations/mergers.

Aim: The Chapter provides the reader with the legal vocabulary associated with competition law and explains in a clear and comprehensive manner the technical vocabulary relied on in this area.

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One of the principle pillars of EU competition law centers on the control of restrictive agreements. This Chapter focuses on this area discussing the scope of EU Commission competition control and the manner in which its jurisdiction is exercised.

Aim: In learning about the control of restrictive agreements in the European Union, the student is introduced to the technical legal vocabulary relied on in this area of law.

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In this last Chapter dedicated to the area of competition law, we look at the area of monopolization and the role of merger control.

Aim: Along with the other two previous Chapters, this Chapter is essential for lawyers/students wishing to specialize in the area of competition law or wishing to represent clients acting in this area.

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