Text, cases, and materials provides clear and insightful analysis of all aspects of european law in the post lisbon era. On the list there are, curiously, some names that not many people know about. Farm sales of wine and beer were the big issue at these conferences. This book deals with the practical implementation of the european union s general data protection regulation gdpr articles with commentary, analytical provisions, case laws, and checklist etc. The book is intended for students, scholars and practitioners of eu law, as well as those interested in legal history, and comparative and international law. It starts out by asking whether it is viable to establish stronger commission powers of enforcement at this point in time. Together, the two books reflect a modular approach to studying and teaching eu law. The eu has put considerable pressure on the swedish government to do this, as the status quo is at odds with the unions aims to harmonise tariffs across the countries. The new 2010 edition lisbon edition of essential eu law in charts is out, this time together with a brief companion text called essential eu law in text. Fighting alcohol damages the swedish think before drink.
Instead, there are international treaties, national laws, licenses or subscriptions held by the content owner, and company policies. Finnish and swedish alcohol monopolies alko and systembolaget are completely exceptional in the countries of the european union. Eu law provides a comprehensive examination of the law of the european union in two distinct parts, covering the institutions, structure and processes of the eu as well as the substantive law, as enacted by the lisbon treaty. Here pavol can argue that the state has failed to comply with the intended result by the directive and that the national law contradicts the eu law too much. Quotes and examples from key eu legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop your understanding of eu law, while further reading suggestions for each chapter act as a springboard for further studyand assessment preparation. It discusses the applicable eu provisions and analyses in detail the whole line of case law. In june 2007 an eu panel of judges ruled that systembolagets shop monopoly was justified, though did lift restrictions on the private import of alcohol. The compatibility of the swedish alcohol monopoly with ec law.
The approval was contingent upon systembolaget complying with eu law, including the nondiscrimination requirement. The book will be published in time for courses this summer and fall. Systembolaget is the monopoly for wine distribution to 8 million swedish endconsumers. Edited by catherine barnard, professor of european union law and labour law, trinity college, cambridge, and steve peers, professor of european union law and human rights law, university of essex. Systembolaget, colloquially known as systemet or bolaget, is a governmentowned chain of liquor stores in sweden. Only systembolaget and wholesalers authorised by the state may import alcoholic beverages. Today systembolaget is one of the worlds biggest retailers with over 400 stores and approximately another 500 distribution locations via partner stores covering all sweden. Systembolaget colloquially known as systemet the system or bolaget the company, is a. However, if prices were cut, it would remove one of the main reasons for systembolaget s existence, which is the retention of high prices to control demand. Under swedish law, retail sales of alcoholic beverages in sweden are carried out exclusively by systembolaget and only the state monopoly.
The abc of european union law pdf 140p by professor klausdieter borchardt file type. It starts out by asking whether it is viable to establish stronger commission powers of. The european union as a mixed legal sytem comparelex. A frequent reply from our interviewees is that they do not read competition law books but rather consult specific sections of such books when they are looking for something in particular. In september 1996, systembolaget began sales of baginbox cask wine after the european court of justice ruled in favour of the swedish brewery spendrups after it complained that systembolaget s earlier refusal to sell boxed wine violated the eu s free trade agreement with sweden. Building on its unrivalled reputation as the definitive eu text, cases, and materials book, this edition looks in detail at the way in which the treaty of lisbon has radically changed both the institutional and substantive law. The beer classification in sweden and finland sorts beers into classes based on their alcohol content. Review from previous edition an eu law book which i have actually enjoyed reading. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
European union law is a system of rules operating within the member states of the european union. May 02, 2012 in our friday slot interviews we ask what competition law book deserves an antitrust oscar. Elements of international law, first published in 1836, is a book on international law by henry wheaton which has long been influential. Usually common law takes charge of public law, while civil law governs the private law side. However, if prices were cut, it would remove one of the main reasons for systembolagets existence, which is. In addition, the book takes an interdisciplinary approach in that. On his own merits wheaton is clearly entitled to rank among the classics. Aug 14, 2016 the permanent selection consists of about 2400 products and they are not all available in all selling points, far from it. There are several laws and rules governing how systembolaget stores.
Grainne is a leading expert on european union law, european human rights law, and european and transnational governance and has written widely in these areas. Furthermore, eu law has direct or indirect effect on the laws of its member states and becomes part of the legal system of each member state. In june 2007, a panel of eu judges commented that restrictions on the private import of alcohol by postal package were unjustified, and sweden allowed this some time after. The minimum age to buy alcohol at systembolaget is 20 years. The first edited collection for students, this new text provides a fresh and modern guide to eu law. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The abc of european union law pdf 140p download book. Sources and scope of european union law the european union has legal personality and as such its own legal order which is separate from international law. The irst systembolaget is founded by mine owners in falun who sought permission for a monopoly on retail sales of alcohol in order to reduce interruptions to work.
King gustav iii allows the state to take over all manufacture and sales of schnapps, but this irst monopoly is unpopular and only lasts a few years. Jun 05, 2014 usually common law takes charge of public law, while civil law governs the private law side. When sweden became an eu member state, the eu approved swedens retention of its retail monopoly, noting that the fundamental purpose of systembolaget was to protect public health from the harmful effects of alcohol. Jun 05, 2014 and a full listing of the 50 biggest suppliers to systembolaget statistics on the size of wine importers is interesting. The systembolaget has been the national stateowned retail alcohol monopoly ever since. The national law clearly is in breach of the eu directives intention which has been created to protect the rights of eu citizens to such benefits. European union, community law and international business law 5 dear colleagues, international postgraduate master studies on the european union, community law and international business law offer to the postgraduate students the highest level of study, but also requires a lot of dedication and work. European legal gamblingcompliance interviews academic. The book incorporates the work of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to reimagine some of the most significant decisions of the european court. This book was translated into many languages and became a standard work. This book contains selected papers written by students who followed the course eu law foundations the institutional functioning of the european union, which is part of the bachelor programme european law school offered by the faculty of law of the maastricht university, in 20112012. The substantive law of the eu by catherine barnard is the perfect resource for anyone wishing to gain a thorough grasp of the four freedoms in eu law. The court, by making the appropriate references to relevant eucase law, quickly established that the signs were similar as they both included the distinctive word element sofiero, which was the most important element of the signs. Systembolaget buying alcohol in sweden nature travels blog.
Why is systembolaget allowed to be only chain of offlicences in sweden. In relation to the infringement claim, the court began by assessing the likelihood of confusion. To be biodynamic in the eu you have to already be certified organic so it is also a reliable label since its minimum is the eu organic law. In september 1996, systembolaget began sales of baginbox cask wine after the european court of justice ruled in favour of the swedish brewery spendrups after it complained that systembolagets earlier refusal to sell boxed wine violated the eus free trade agreement with sweden. Edited by catherine barnard and steve peers, this new eu law textbook draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners from a number of jurisdictions to provide a comprehensive introduction to eu law.
Since the founding of the coal and steel community after world war ii, the eu has developed the aim to promote peace, its values and the wellbeing of its peoples. By the mid2000s boxed wine accounted for over half the volume. The permanent selection consists of about 2400 products and they are not all available in all selling points, far from it. An introductory chapter outlines the background to eu law in this area. We are finishing page proofing etc during the month of april. Why buying alcohol in sweden is not that simple culture trip. Political dialogue systembolaget attended several national political par ty conferences in 2017. Application scope of every article, organisational and material requirements fo. The classes vary slightly between the two countries. While this definition is very simplistic and does not do right to the diversity among nontraditional mixed jurisdictions, it will serve the purposes of this post determining whether the eu meets the standards of a mixed legal system. Catherine barnard is professor of european union law and labour law and fellow of trinity college, cambridge. At swedish restaurants and bars the legal age to buy al. Or maybe it is, as long as you understand the rules, of which there arent all that many but the ones that are on the books are set in stone.795 1116 146 459 1179 253 1157 1475 1008 1409 358 1041 835 87 495 1408 45 713 428 1092 1105 557 1019 1027 748 1270 1529 874 401 107 1135 577 691 1425 1471 208 1475 1004 585 795 1175 514 357 89 1383 691