Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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The competences of the EU and the adoption of secondary measures – Exercise 5

Page: 40 Chapter: Part 1, D. V. 5.

Suggested solution:

The relevant provisions can be found by going through the provisions regulating the free movement of goods. This will show that there is no specific legal basis provision on the free movement of goods within the EU. (This is different in the case of the other three freedoms). Accordingly, the relevant legal basis provision is Art. 115 TFEU. List the legal basis provision(s) in the TFEU that can be used in the context of the free movement of goods. For the customs aspect of the entry of goods from third countries into the EU there is Art. 31 TFEU. Note: the legal basis for agricultural goods does not concern free movement within the EU, as here the general rules apply (Art. 38(2) TFEU). It does, however, concern the entry of goods from third countries.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 4, in particular Chart 4/4, further Chart 8/30]


Published: 13 July 2010