European legislation

Course title:

European legislation

Course code:




In-class hours



Laboratory work/Tutorials:


Self-preparation hours

Practical training:




Total hours:




Study cycle:

BSc, Master


Winter, summer


Faculty of Economics

Name of the lecturer(s):

Assos. Prof. Minko Georgiev, PhD

Mode of delivery:

Face-to-face, distance learning


No prerequisites

Learning outcomes of the course unit:

The course "European legislation” is а part of the curriculum of many Bulgarian and foreign universities, teaching law and economics.  In Agricultural University - Plovdiv, the students are studying  European law in various forms in the programs of bachelors and masters courses.  The purpose of this discipline is to train students in the specifics of: (1) European legal sources, (2) structure of the European institutions, (3) procedures and mechanisms for implementation of regulations in EU, (4) protection of the rights of citizens and members in the European Union (5) the relationship between European norms of behavior and Bulgarian law. This knowledge will give response for the students in economics, how can "European legislation" help them learn more for other European law’s subjects and how Law, Economics and Common European policies (Common Agricultural Policy) interact.  The study of this discipline allows practically to understand the dynamics of institutional change under the influence of EU membership. Methods to protect the rights of European operators.

The main part of the educational material on the subject "EUROPEAN LEGISLATION" is taught through lectures and exercises.  In the process of teaching are used videos, the Internet etc.

Lectures are held with all students.  Students are prepared for each lecture on a predetermined plan by the teacher.  In preparation, they recommended using specific topic literature and documents. Monitoring shall be conducted in a lecture of verbal questions to each student.

Validated each semester student who has worked at least 95% of all subjects in the discipline, has mastered a minimum knowledge / verified by running control / as required.

The final exam is conducted in the form of the final test.  The final evaluation includes (1) assessment of current business, (2) evaluation of the written test. 


Course description

The themes of the course are divided into five main parts: (1) History and creation of the European Union and concepts of European law and European court (2) legal sources of European Union and the connection with existing rules in the Member States, (2) Structure of European administration; (3) Procedures for decision-making in different European bodies (4) control of the acts of European administration and the actions of European legal entities, (5) Methods to protect the rights of European operators.


Course Objectives

Successfully completed the course students, can find its implementation at all levels of public administration in European organizations, and the Bulgarian government departments or private entities.  The future career direction of students may be related to the conditions and absorption of EU funds.

Course contents:

Contents of the program:

Topic 1. History of the European Union (EU). Chronology of the most important treaties defining the development of (EU).                                                  

Topic 2.   Concept of Law.  Emergence and development. General principles of law (EU).  Membership of EU.                                                                                                    

Topic 3.    Types of legal sources (EU).  Primary and secondary law.      

Topic 4.     The legal structure of EU.  European right and obligation. Citizenship.              

Topic 5.      Legal Mechanisms.                                                                                  

Topic 6.      Common European Policy                                                                       

Topic 7.      European and Euro-Atlantic organizations. Institutional division.                

Topic 8.      Council of Europe.                                                                                              

Topic 9.       Parliament.                                                                               

Topic 10.     President.

Topic 11.     European Court of Justice. The European Court practices.                  

Topic 12.     Europol.                                                                                                                   

Topic 13.     European bank                                                                                        

Topic 14      Court of Auditors.                        

Topic 15      Ombudsman.                                                                                           

Topic 16      Economic and Social Committee.                                                                

Topic 17      Committee of the Regions.                                                                       

Topic 18.      Legal statement of the European institutions and Members (EU)         

Topic 19       International treaties of the (EU)                                                           

Topic 20       Free movement of goods, persons and capital. Monetary union.               

Recommended or required reading:

1.            Попова, Ж. 2005. „Право на Европейския съюз” -  София: Ин-т по публична администрация и европейска интеграция

2.            Матисен, П.С.Р.Ф. 2007 „Европейско право: Въведение” прев. Елисавета Маринова. - София: Сиела,

3.            Bijev, H., Practical Guidance in Private International Law






9.            http://law-students.blogspot.c...


Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Monological explanation (lecture, presentation)

Dialogue methods(tutorials, conversation,discussion,brainstorming)

Assessment methods and criteria:

Written test