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European Union Law

Eleventh Edition

Margot Horspool, Matthew Humphreys, and Michael Wells-Greco

09 August 2021

ISBN: 9780198870586

792 pages

In Stock

Core Texts Series

Price: £39.99

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. With succinct coverage of the law, accompanied by self-test questions and further reading, this is an ideal text for those new to the subject or 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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A brand new chapter covering the EU's external relations, including with the UK
  • Updated content reflecting the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in the introduction and relevant chapters, including a Brexit checklist.
  • Added coverage of Commission enforcement powers under the UK's Withdrawal Agreement with the EU
  • Expanded discussion of climate change policy and the EU

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 and Social Sciences and Vice Principal for Quality and Standards, 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 and Social Sciences and Vice Principal for Quality and Standards 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
    17:EU relations with Third States and International Organisations

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The eleventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access, along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

- As the process of the UK leaving the EU unfolds, readers can also visit the OUP Brexit and EU Law online resources for up-to-date comment, opinion, and updates created to engage students with the legal and political issues and considerations at play: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/brexit

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