The European Single Market : Challenges and Consequences


The European Single Market : Challenges and Consequences
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Patrick DOLLAT

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

Développer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils les plus récents dans les domaines du management

Design solutions adapted to organizational problems by applying relevant methodologies

Développer des compétences managériales de niveau avancé se traduisant par un leadership responsable

Co-build a managerial and organizational culture through collaborations and team projects
Effectively argue his ideas orally and in writing with a professional posture

Pratiquer un management à impact dans un environnement multiculturel et international, porté par un "European mindset"

Communicate in a professional context in (foreign) languages, in writing and/or orally
Formulate solutions to organizational challenges in a multicultural and international context, driven by a "European mindset"


This course is an advanced program on The European Economic Policies. It copes with the main fields of the EU economic integration: the internal market for people, goods, services and capital, the monetary Union, the common policies regarding competition, trade and social policies.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Personal accounts


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 5) argue to defend their idea
  • - (level 5) criticize the European and National policies
  • - (level 6) organize a collective research and presentation
  • - (level 6) synthesize the key principles of the European single Market

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
None affective domain have been associated with this course yet


1 – WHAT IS THE INTERNAL MARKET? FROM THE COMMON MARKET TO THE SINGLE MARKET 1. The Single Market: a Pragmatic Construction 1.1 The Treaty of Rome and the Implementation of the Common Market 1.2 The Single European Act and the Single Market: Objective 92 2. Establishing the Four Freedom 2.1 Goods 2.2 Services 2.3 Capital 2.4 People and workers 3. Implementation of the Four Freedoms and the Competition Policy 3.1 What Is the Competition Policy? 3.2 Antitrust Policy 3.3 Anti-competitive Mergers 3.4 State Aid 4. The Benefits of the Single Market 4.1 The Economic Benefits 4.2 The Practical Benefits 4.3 The Persistent Difficulties 2 - WHAT IS THE COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY? INTRODUCTION: THE EU, A GLOBAL PLAYER • Members States and Population • Trade • GDP • Inflation • Employment 1. COMMON RULES 1.1 - COMMON RULES FOR EXPORTS 1.1.1 - Objective and Act 1.1.2 - Information and consultation procedures 1.1.3 - Protective measures 1.2 - COMMON RULES FOR IMPORTS 1.2.1. Objective and Act 1.2.2. Information and consultation procedure 1.2.3. Community investigation procedure 1.2.4. Surveillance measures and safeguards measures 1.3 – Common External Tariff (CET) 1.3.1. Principles 1.3.2. Legal Basis: art. 28 CE 1.3.3. Objective 2. COMMERCIAL DEFENCE MEASURES 2.I - ANTI-DUMPING MEASURES 2.1.1 - Objective and act 2.1.2 - Definition of dumping and dumping margin 2.1.3 - .Procedure • Injury • Initiation of proceedings • Investigations 2.1.4 - Decision • Termination of the proceeding without measures • Imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties • Imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties • Community interest, duration and review • Refund of duties 2.2 – ANTI SUBSIDY MEASURES 2.2.1 - Objective and act 2.2.2 – Definition of subsidy 2.2.3 – Countervailable subsidies and Amount 2.3 – DEFENCE AGAINST TRADE BARRIERS 2.3.1 - Objective and act 2.3.2 – Definitions 2.3.3 – Right of referral and examination procedures 2.3.4 – Adoption of commercial measures 3. THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION AND THE MULTILATERAL TRADE FRAMEWORK 1 – MARRAKESH FINAL ACT 1994 AND WTO AGREEMENT 1.1 – Common institutional framework and legal personality of the WTO • Ministerial conference • Council general, Dispute settlement body, Trade review body, Subsidiaries bodies • Director general and Secretariat 1.2 – Decision-making process 1.3 – Annexes containing the WTO Agreements • Annex 1 A: Trade in goods, 1 B: Trade in services and 1C: TRIPS • Annex 2: Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (Based on the Art. XXII and XXII GATT 1994 • Annex 3: Mechanism for Reviewing the Trade Policies of WTO Members (TPRM for Goods, Services and Intellectual property • Annex 4: Two Plurilateral Agreements on Trade in civil aircraft and on Government procurement 2 – THE DOHA ROUND 2.1 – Origin and Objectives 2.2 – EU’s Objectives 2.3 – Difficulties of the DDA process 3. – Case study: Penalty payment on Microsoft 4.1 – General presentation 4.2 – Procedure 4.3 – Sanction and appeal 4. WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION? INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS A SINGLE CURRENCY (1957-1992) • The first appeal for a European currency prior to the 1929 crash • The end of the Second World War: a new start • The Treaty of Rome and the Bretton Woods crisis • Creation of the European Monetary System (EMS) • Preparations for EMU 1 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EMU 1.1 - First stage: preliminary reforms and beginning of convergence (1 July 1990 - 31 December 1993) 1.1.1 - Free movement of capital 1.1.2 - Progressive convergence of economic policies and performances 1.2 - Second stage: preparation of the Member States for the EMU (1 January 1994 - 31 December 1998) 1.2.1 - Secondary legislation for the second stage of EMU • Reporting of planned deficits by Member States and the protocol on the excessive deficit procedure • Prohibition of privileged access to financial institutions • Prohibition on the central banks granting credit facilities to public authorities and undertakings 1.2.2. - Coordination of economic policies and economic convergence • Broad economic policy guidelines (1997) • Convergence criteria (provisions of the Treaty on European Union) 1. Price stability 2. Government finances 3. Exchange rates 4. Long-term interest rates 1.2.3 - Stability and growth pact • Objective and content 1. Resolution of the European Council on the Stability and Growth Pact 2. Surveillance of budgetary positions 3. Implementation of the excessive deficit procedure • Implementation of the pact by the Member State 1.3 – Third stage: implementation of the EMU (from 1 January 1999) 1.3.1 - Identification of participating Member States and conversion rates 1.3.2 - Conversion rates 1.3.3 - Facility providing financial assistance for balances of payments 2 - ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONING OF THE EMU 2.1 – The European Central Bank (ECB) and European System of Central bank (ESCB) 2.1.1 – General Presentation 2.1.2 – The European System of Central Bank 2.1.3 – The European Central Bank 2.3 – Economic and Finance Committee and 2.4 - 2.2.1 – Composition and Tasks 2.2.2 – Decision-making Power 2.3 – Economic Policy Committee 2.3.1 – Composition and Tasks 2.3.2 – Decision-making Power 3 – THE NEW EXCHANGE-RATE MECHANISM (ERM II)

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Knowledges on Economy and on the EU institutions Skills for team works

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer
- Reference manuals

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets
- Syllabus

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
- Other : Google drive

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Salter John-Paul, The European Single Market, Agenda Publishing, last edition Mc Cormick, John, Understanding The European Union: a concise Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, last edition Nugent, Neill, The Government and Politics of the European Union, Palgrave Macmillan, last edition


EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Class no. 4th class
Written and oral (50 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : Written assessment 40% + Class attendance and participation 20% = 60%
This evaluation is used to measure ILO2.3-PGE, ILO4.1-PGE, ILO4.2-PGE
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Class no. 8th/9th
Written and oral (45 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 40 %
Details : Collective research
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.3-PGE, ILO2.1-PGE
No assessment methods have been attributed to this course yet.