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Question: ‘What are the problems, theoretical and practical, associated with the idea of achieving equality of results?

Discuss in the context of the positive action derogation in Directive 76/207 and relevant cases from the ECJ’

Answer: Over the last twenty or so years, equal opportunities has increased in popularity due to there being more women working in paid employment than at any time before. However, the fact that...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3392 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2004 | Date submitted: October 11, 2008 | Coursework ID: 22

Question: ‘Citizenship of the EU is no more than a symbolic gesture.’

Do you agree with this claim?

Answer: A purely functional view of the Treaty is that economic motives are paramount and therefore, in practice, rights are reserved to people that are economically active. Under this view, the granting of...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1562 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 04, 2011 | Coursework ID: 684

Question: “In developing the doctrine of supremacy of European law, the European Court of Justice acted in a manner that was not only justified, but moreover indispensable to reach the fundamental objectives the Member States had agreed upon in the Treaty of Rome" Do you agree?

Answer: The European Court of Justice has asserted that “the essential characteristic of Community [law is] its primacy over the law of the Member States” , and has justified this statement in terms...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2225 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 110

Question: ‘The knock on effect of Enron on European Initiatives in the area of Corporate Governance has been immeasurable and promises to revitalise the whole of the company law harmonisation agenda.’ Discuss.

Answer: The extent of Enron’s ruin was enormous, being the largest American company ever to file for bankruptcy[2]. Justifiably the tragedy sparked an enormous United States Senate Investigation and it was shown that...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 6307 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 18, 2008 | Coursework ID: 106

Question: What are the sources of EU law. Describe it's legislative procedure?

Answer: The Union legal system is based on several sources of law. Union law is not universal, nor can the Union enact any legislation it pleases; its competence is limited to the powers...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3550 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 02, 2013 | Coursework ID: 784

Question: To what extent is it still accurate to describe the ECJ as an activists court, if such a description ever were accurate?

Answer: The ECJ ensures that the law is applied and interpreted in accordance with the Treaty as applied in Article 220 EC. The ECJ’s responsibility is to make sure the law establishing the...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2674 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2009 | Date submitted: May 06, 2010 | Coursework ID: 604

Question: How and why has the distribution of power altered within the European Community?

Answer: The dominant system of government in the member states of the European Community is the parliamentary system. This system generally entails a clear separation of powers. The executive forms policy and proposes...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2110 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: July 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 528

Question: European Union Law Case Study. John has been dismissed due to Nature Trails’ insolvency. The dismissal was not on unfair grounds, however, the issue arises is the fact that Johns’ Arrears will not be paid due to the company’s lack of funds. John does not have a right under the Act as it does not cover personal liability of directors, but may do so under the European Communities Law. The problem that arose is the UK’s Authorities failure to implement the Directive fully. The supremacy of the European Communities (EC) Law raises numerous arguments as to the implementation of a Directive by a member state. Why is the EC Law paramount of the national laws and how can it ensure that John is adequately compensated?

Answer: Primary law takes the form of Treaty Articles and secondary law means legislation passed by the institutions . They are introduced into the UK and other European Union (EU) member states on...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2822 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 373

Question: The European Commission - A study of the European Commission

Answer: When examining the European Union it is very easy to look at the European Commission as the central character of the EU’s policy-making process. Without it’s 20 Commissioners and the 15.000 staff...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2193 | References: No | Date written: December, 1999 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 367

Question: EUROPEAN UNION ASSESSMENT Proportionality, legitimate expectations and non-discrimination have all been recognised by the ECJ as general principles. How and on what basis have those principles been recognised? (15 Minute Oral Presentation)

Answer: To begin with, general principles of law are legal principles which have derived from the legal traditions of member states. They are unwritten principals/laws which are not written within EC Law, although...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1530 | References: No | Date written: April, 2007 | Date submitted: February 16, 2009 | Coursework ID: 232


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