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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Social law – Exercise 3

Page: 98 Chapter: Part 3, A. IV. 3.

Suggested solution:

Art. 157(1), (2) and (4) TFEU are of a substantive nature, i.e. they impose obligations and they grant rights. In contrast, Art. 157(3) TFEU is a legal basis provision, i.e. it gives the EU the competence to act in the relevant field (which is broader than equal pay). Note: Art. 157(3) TFEU is very similar to Art. 153(2)(b) TFEU. However, the latter only allows for the adoption of minimum directives. In that regard, Art. 157(3) TFEU is broader.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 10, in particular Charts 10/3 and 10/5]



Published: 13 July 2020