The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms (5th edition)

Catherine Barnard

The leading textbook on the four freedoms, popular with students and academics alike. This authoritative text offers a unique balance of comprehensive, detailed coverage in a concise and readable style, providing a critical and thorough analysis of the key principles of the substantive law of the EU. An introductory chapter provides valuable context on the governance of the internal market, its evolution, and the theories behind its key principles. Each of the freedoms is then dealt with in turn, covering goods, persons, services, and capital, before moving on to discuss harmonization, the regulation of the internal market, and its future. Additional useful detail is captured in footnotes, while directed further reading lists provide support for independent study and research. This thorough coverage is fully supported by engaging case studies throughout the book which place the law in context, helping you to understand the complexities of the subject and exploring the practical implications of EU law. Diagrams, flowcharts, and tables offer further detail and illustrate key ideas and processes in an easily accessible format, while chapter overviews, chapter content lists, and a clear structure ensure readers remain on track and can find information quickly. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: -an online chapter on the common commercial policy -an interactive map and timeline of the EU, plus video footage of key moments in its development -useful weblinks and further reading advice -a searchable table of equivalences for quick reference to article numbering changes For lecturers: downloadable versions of the figures from the book are also available for use in lectures and handouts.


Part I: Introduction
1 Introduction to the issues
Part II: Free Movement of Goods
2 Introduction to the free movement of goods
3 Fiscal measures: Customs duties and internal taxation
4 Non-fiscal measures: Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect
5 Article 34 TFEU and certain selling arrangements
6 Derogations and justifications
Part III: Free Movement of Persons and Services
7 The free movement of persons: Key principles
8 Free movement of workers and the self-employed
9 Freedom for individuals to provide and receive services
10 Union citizenship
11 Freedom of establishments and freedom to provide services: Legal persons
12 Derogations, limitations, and justifications
13 Legally resident third-country nationals and the EU
Part IV: Free Movement of Capital
14 Free movement of capital and economic and monetary union
Part V: Completing the Single Market
15 Regulating the internal market


Catherine Barnard is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law at the University of Cambridge. She is also Senior Tutor of Trinity College. She specializes in European Union law, labour and discrimination law, and competition law.