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European Union Law

Tenth Edition

Margot Horspool, Matthew Humphreys, and Michael Wells-Greco

August 2018

ISBN: 9780198818854

736 pages

In Stock

Core Texts Series

Price: £35.99

Concise, direct, inspiring: helps students to understand EU law then challenges them to take their learning further.



Helps students to understand EU law then inspires them to take their learning further; succinct coverage of EU law accompanied by self-test questions and further reading. An ideal text for those new to the subject and those pursuing further study.

  • Concise and direct: complex ideas conveyed in a no-nonsense style help students to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of EU law
  • Contextual: focuses on the key debates underpinning the EU, in order to give students a full understanding of the subject area
  • Encourages students to reflect upon and read around the topic for themselves with self-test questions and ample further reading suggestions

New to this edition

  • Concise coverage of Brexit within the introductory chapter, and in the relevant substantive chapters
  • Increased international law coverage
  • Focused further reading sections

About the Author(s)

Margot Horspool, Emeritus Professor of European and Comparative Law, University of Surrey, and Professorial Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, Matthew Humphreys, Head of School of Law, Royal Holloway University of London, and Michael Wells-Greco, Lecturer in International and European Law, University of Maastricht

Margot Horspool is Emeritus Professor of European and Comparative Law at the University of Surrey and Professorial Fellow at the BIICL, London. She is also a Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Matthew Humphreys is Professor and Head of School of Law at Royal Holloway University of London. He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Matthew was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list 2011 for services to the community in central London.

Michael Wells-Greco is Assistant Professor in International and European Law at the University of Maastricht and Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys.

Table of Contents

    2:The constitutional base of the Union
    3:The institutions of the Union
    4:The European Courts: composition, functions, jurisdiction; preliminary rulings
    5:The Union legal system
    6:General principles of law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    7:Doctrines of European Union law: direct effect, supremacy, state liability for breach of Union law and other remedies
    8:Public enforcement of Union law (Articles 258-260 TFEU); review of legality and damages (Articles 263, 265, 268, 277 and 340(2) TFEU)
    9:Free movement of goods (I): the abolition of customs duties and internal taxation
    10:Free movement of goods (II): quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect
    11:Free movement of services: the freedom to provide and receive services
    12:Citizenship and free movement of persons: workers and establishment
    13:Citizenship and free movement rights: beyond economic links
    14:Competition law and policy
    15:Environmental law and policy
    16:Discrimination law: from sex discrimination in employment law to a general equality principle

Additional Resources

Looking for resources covering the legal implications of Brexit? Take a look at our Brexit hub for links to other useful resources such as blog posts and OUP's Brexit Debate Map.

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