This book provides a clear guide to EC law and explains how it may be used to practical effect. It is written in a lucid style for practitioners who are in a hurry to master the subject, and contains the precedents of the kinds of documents they may have to prepare. It explains the basic law, the basic concepts, the procedure and the jargon in a way that lawyers new to the subject will find easy to understand. It will give them the answers they need fast. This new edition incorporates the changes made by Maastricht and contains a new chapter on environmental law.
"Medhurst has produced a very useful basic text on EU law. It would serve most professionals to be better acquainted with the precepts, which he seeks to identify and explain" Paul Newman, Hugh James Ford Simey, April 2002
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Table of Contents
Brief explaination of the various European treaties; The Union Treaty (Maastricht), what it is and what it does; The Single European Act; The Treaty of Rome; The European Communities; The institutions of the Communities, in particular the powers of the Commission; Directives, regulations, decisions; Direct effect; Looking up the law and understanding citations; Methods of interpretation; Using European law to practical effect; How to bring a case in the European Court; Procedure; Draft pleadings; Free movement; Public purchasing; Competition; Company law; Social policy; Environmental law; Agriculture;