Course title: 
The Economic law of the European Union
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Fizikus mérnök BSc
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Responsible lecturer: 
Dr. Anikó Grad-Gyenge, associate professor, PhD, habil.
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Course description: 
The European Union is one of the world’s largest economies and one of most important actors of global trade. The course gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s economic law and policy, focusing on issues of economic integration, internal market, economic crimes, corporate compliance activities and the regulation of new digital technologies. The course’s topics are divided into three sections: - brief introduction into the law and operation of the European Union – historical and economic background, as well as institutional framework, legal order, sources of law; - economic law and policy in domestic matters – the rules and operation of the internal market, based on the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital; - economic crimes in a wider sense, corporate compliance activities, new digital technologies and the law. Week Topic of Lecture European Union: foundation, purposes – historical, political and economic background The EU’s institutional framework and legislative process Status and sources of EU law: supremacy, direct applicability/effect Protection of fundamental rights in the EU Enforcement of EU law, court proceedings Internal market – free movement of goods, persons, services and capital EU harmonisation of law EU economic crimes Corporate compliance: historical and comparative issues Corporate compliance: protection of whistleblowers EU regulation of new technologies – artifical intelligence EU regulation of new technologies – information systems EU regulation of new technologies – non-cash means of payment EU regulation of new technologies – money laundering
Reading materials: 
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, The ABC of EU law (2017), pp. 11-145.
List of competences: 
Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.