310310 VU Course in European Integration

winter semester 2019/2020 | Last update: 26.11.2019 Place course on memo list
310310
VU Course in European Integration
VU 2
2,5
Block
each semester
German

In this lecture, the students will receive an introduction to the main differences that distinguish the policy field „external action of the EU“, with regard to its structural and institutional aspects, from the so-called other „Union policies and internal action”. Moreover, the main substantial provisions and legal acts covering the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) including the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) will be presented, as well as selected specific policies of the Union’s external action.

In the first part of the lecture, the main substantial components of the policy field „external action of the EU“ will be presented, as well as the innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty with regard to the institutional aspects (High Representative and his tasks, European External Action Service, EU-Delegations in third countries) and the rules governing the external representation of the EU. In the second part, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) will be dealt with in more detail by exploring its objectives, the types of measures and legal instruments foreseen and the particular procedures applicable. In addition, the basics of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) will be touched upon. In this context, inter alia, legal questions relating to the participation of Austria in CFSP and CSDP as a permanently neutral country will be discussed. With a view to rounding off, selected aspects of some of the other specific policies of the Union’s external action will be described.

Presentation of the subject matter in form of a lecture, complemented by occasional case studies on the basis of relevant legal material and legal acts.

written exam

Hafner, Kumin, Weiss (Hrsg.): Europarecht. Lehrbuch in Vorbereitung, Wien 2013; Schroeder, W., Grundkurs Europarecht, München 2009; Hummer/Schweitzer/Obwexer, Europarecht, Manz, Wien 2007; Thun-H./Cede/Hafner, Europarecht, 6.A., Manz, Wien 2008; Mayer/Stöger (Hrsg.), EUV AEUV unter Berücksichtigung der österreichischen Judikatur und Literatur. Kommentar, Manz, Wien 2010; Christian Callies, Matthias Ruffert (Hrsg.): EUV. AEUV. Kommentar. 4.Auflage. Verlag C.H. Beck, München 2011; Vedder/Heintschel von Heinegg (Hrsg.), Europäisches Unionsrecht. EUV, AEUV, Grundrechtecharta. Handkommentar, Baden-Baden 2010; Hummer/Obwexer (Hrsg.), Der Vertrag von Lissabon, Baden-Baden 2009; Vranes, Die EU-Außenkompetenzen im Schnittpunkt von Europarecht, Völkerrecht und nationalem Recht, in JBl 2011, 11; Kumin, Das „auswärtige Handeln“ der Union gemäß EU-Reformvertrag. Ausgewählte Aspekte, in Wittich/Reinisch/Gattini (Hrsg): Kosovo – Staatsschulden – Notstand – EU-Reformvertrag – Humanitätsrecht. Beiträge zum 33. Österreichischen Völkerrechtstag 2008 in Conegliano, Frankfurt a.M. (2009), 177; Kumin, Organisation und Arbeitsweise des Rates, in: Eilmannsberger/Griller/Obwexer (Hrsg.), Rechtsfragen der Implementierung des Vertrags von Lissabon 2010, 209; Schusterschitz, Organisation und Arbeitsweise der Hohen Vertreterin für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik sowie des Europäischen Auswärtigen Dienstes, in: Eilmannsberger/Griller/Obwexer (Hrsg.), Rechtsfragen der Implementierung des Vertrags von Lissabon 2010, 269; Regelsberger, Die Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der EU nach Lissabon – Dynamik durch Flexibilisierung?, in: Eilmannsberger/Griller/Obwexer (Hrsg.), Rechtsfragen der Implementierung des Vertrags von Lissabon 2010, 385; Piet Eeckhout, EU External Relations Law, Oxford (2011); Wouters/Coppens/De Meester, The European Union’s External Relations after the Lisbon Treaty, in: Griller/Ziller (eds.), The Lisbon Treaty. EU Constitutionalism without a Constitutional Treaty, 143; Gareis/Hauser/Kernic (Hrsg), The European Union – A Global Actor?, Opladen/Berlin/Toronto (2013); Kaddous, Role and position of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy under the Lisbon Treaty, in: Griller/Ziller (eds.), The Lisbon Treaty. EU Constitutionalism without a Constitutional Treaty, 205; Nicole Alecu de Flets, The Provisions on CFSP and CSDP in the Lisbon Reform Treaty: Stumbling Blocks or Milestones, Research Paper No. 08-08 September 2008; Wolfgang Wessels and Franziska Bopp, The Institutional Architecture of CFSP after the Lisbon Treaty – Constitutional breakthrough or challenges ahead? http://www.libertysecurity.org/IMG/pdf_The_Institutional_Architecture_of_CFSP_after_the_Lisbon_Treaty.pdf ; Van Elsuwege, EU external action after the collapse of the pillar structure: In search of new balance between delimitation and consistency, in Common Market Law Review Vol. 47 (2010), 987; andere gängige Kommentare und Kurzlehrbücher; Einschlägige Monographien und Aufsätze.

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limited number of students. Enrolment via LFU-Online

09.01.2020
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2020-01-09
09.00 - 18.00 Bibliothek Europarecht Bibliothek Europarecht Barrier-free
Fri 2020-01-10
09.00 - 18.00 Bibliothek Europarecht Bibliothek Europarecht Barrier-free
Sat 2020-01-11
09.00 - 15.00 Bibliothek Europarecht Bibliothek Europarecht Barrier-free