SHEB202 European Union


The course consists of a critical presentation of the creation, the content and the future of the E.U. It introduces key developments, institutions and policies. All the critical points are discussed from a political, historical and economic point of view. Specific attention will be given to the challenges faced by the European Union, the refugee crisis, the consequences of Brexit and the rise of populism in Europe.

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Business Studies (Joint programme with The University of Sheffield)


Dr. Alexandra Prodromidou
Prof. Stefan Stefanov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Irena Nikolova, PhD

Course Description:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• the major steps in the creation of the European Union

• the driving economic and political forces behind European integration

• the specificity of European integration

• the challenges faced by Europe today

2) will be able to:

• Identify the major developments in the EU

• Analyze some critical points of European reality


Full-time Programmes

Types of Courses:

Language of teaching:


  1. Introduction
  2. EU - evolution
  3. EU policies
  4. EU institutions
  5. Test


• Agh, A. (2017) The EU polycrisis and hard populism in East -Central Europe: From the Copenhagen dilemma to the Juncker paradox, Politics in Central Europe, 13(2) 7-32

• Bauböck, R. (2018) Refugee Protection and Burden-Sharing in the European Union, Journal of common market studies, 56 (1) 141-156

• Börzel, T. and Grimm, S. (2018) Building Good (Enough) Governance in Post-conflict Societies & Areas of Limited Statehood: The European Union & the Western Balkans, Daedalus, 147(1) 116-127

• Chenevali, F. and Schimmelfennig, F. (2013) The Case for Democracy in the European Union, Journal of Common Market Studies, 51(2) 334-35