IRE404 Current Trends of the European Union Economic Policy

Code IRE404
Name Current Trends of the European Union Economic Policy
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Economics
Faculty
Academic staff Ilze Judrupa, Maija Šenfelde
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course contains theoretical information on approaches and forms of integration. The stages of EU formation, the challenges of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU budget and the role of the main institutions are being considered. There is a brief description and analysis of the EU's economic policies, with a particular focus on the Common Agricultural Policy and external trade policy..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim is to acquaint students with the principles of formation process of economic policy of the EU, its current events and the impact of EU policy on the development of the economic policy of Latvia. The main tasks are the following: • to develop the understanding of history of the EU, its structure and process of decision making in the EU; • to promote the understanding of the formation process of economic policy in the EU, the main goals and necessity for the ongoing reforms; • to acquaint students with main economic policies of the EU and to enable students to understand the impact of the EU economic policy on the economic policy of Latvia.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Upon completion of the study course, the student is able: 1. To identify economic integration approaches and forms in the formation process of the EU - Group work
2. To evaluate functions and role of the EU institutions in the development of economic policy in the EU and Latvia - Group work
3. To discuss main economic policies of the EU and their necessity - Individual work - analysis of the article, its evaluation
4. To evaluate the impact of EU policy on the economic policy of Latvia - Individual work - presentation, test
5. To justify the choice of the EU development strategy - Individual work - choosing the EU development strategy
6. To characterize and discuss current trends of the EU economic policy and assess the impact of the EU policies on Latvia - Examination
Course prerequisites Preliminary knowledge of macroeconomics is preferred.

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