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The EU Constitution
Dr. R.H. van Ooik, Associate Professor in European Union Law, University of Amsterdam


The EU Internal Market: Free Movement and Competition Policy
Dr. A.A.M. Schrauwen, Associate Professor in European Union Law, University of Amsterdam


EU Trade Policy Making
Dr. P.J. Kuijper, Professor of International Economic Law, University of Amsterdam


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The European Union Explained:

The EU Constitution and Trade Policy After Lisbon

May 20-21, 2010

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

This seminar was designed to complement the CETA negotiation process by improving knowledge of the EU’s internal operational structures and processes, in the hope of reaching better understanding and cooperation among Canadian and EU negotiators. It was delivered by leading experts in European Union law at the University of Amsterdam: Dr. P.J. Kuijper who has had 20 years experience in the Legal Service of the European Commission, including as the Principal Adviser and Director of External Relations and International Trade and who is now Professor of International Economic Law, together with Dr. R.H. van Ooik and Dr. A.A.M. Schrauwen, Associate Professors in European Union Law.

Reference Documents

Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Europe in 12 Lessons: introductory document on European Union law

Angelos Dimopolous, "The Effects of the Lisbon Treaty on the Principles and Objectives of the Common Commercial Policy" (2010) 15.2 European Foreign Affairs Review.


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