SCHOOL OF LAW
Academic Year 2020-21 (RESIT/DEFERRAL AUGUST SESSION)
European Union Law
Dr Joelle Grogan | Professor Laurent Pech
Time allowed: 5 hours
This exam paper does not require more
than the initial time allocated to this
exam to be completed. The extra time you
have been provided with to account for the
extra steps exams taken remotely require.
Instructions to candidates: Students must answer THREE questions
from the exam paper released at 9am (UK)
on 18 August 2021
N.B. Students must answer SEEN
QUESTION 1 (compulsory question to be
found in PART A of this paper) and TWO
UNSEEN questions from Part B.
A higher standard of knowledge,
analysis and presentation will be
expected in the answer to the seen
question than to the unseen questions in
All questions carry equal marks
Maximum word count: 1,200 words per question
Text above 10% of the word count will
not be graded
|Candidates must submit their exam answers via Turnitin WITHIN the exam time. |
This is an OPEN BOOK EXAM. However, Students MAY NOT CONSULT or
DISCUSS THE CONTENT of this exam with ANY PERSON WHOMSOEVER.
For the purpose of this exam, assume the law is as it stood on 31
PART A – ANSWER QUESTION 1 (COMPULSORY QUESTION)
Seen Question 1:
Vindolanda – a fictional EU Member State – wishes to discourage immigration from
other EU Member States. To achieve this goal, the Prime Minister of Vindolanda
proposes the adoption of the following four measures:
(1) The introduction of a new requirement for jobseekers from other EU Member States
to prove they can speak Vindolandian – a form of ancient Latin spoken only in
Vindolanda – before they enter the country;
(2) The introduction of a new rule whereby any EU citizen who is yet to find a job within
six months of entering and residing in Vindolanda must leave the country immediately;
(3) The introduction of an absolute three-year ban on claiming any state benefits, such
as tax credits, for EU citizens working in Vindolanda either as employees or selfemployed persons;
(4) The imposition of a new requirement which would prevent EU citizens working in
Vindolanda (or planning to work there) from bringing their non-EU spouse or partner
with them unless they can prove they have been residing together in the EU citizens’
countries of origin for a period of at least one year.
The Prime Minister of Vindolanda has hired you to advise him on the compatibility of
the above-mentioned proposals with EU Law as it stands on 31 December 2020.
Please ensure that you support your answer by citing relevant provisions of EU
primary and secondary law as well as relevant EU cases.