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European Union Law (International and European Law)

Our students

‘What I like about the style of education at the University of Amsterdam is the students' autonomy. You are taught to think for yourself rather than repeat what the professor has told you.’ Krystyna Bakhtina was a Master's student from Ukraine. She talks about European Union Law and her time in Amsterdam.

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Thomas Vandamme

Our staff

‘Yearly, the Master's programme in EU Law at the University of Amsterdam attracts around one hundred students from some thirty different countries. In this international environment, students are offered a broad range of courses dealing with many aspects of EU law and policy,’ says dr. Thomas Vandamme, coordinator of the European Union Law programme.

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EU Explainer

In the wake of Brexit, the rise of Eurosceptic populist parties, and calls for reform, discussions about the European Union play a prominent role in public debate. Our staff have created the EU Explainer site to analyze and comment on all things ‘Brussels’ that pop up in the media or in politics. As experts in the field of EU law, they separate fact from fiction and provide a solid foundation we can use to formulate our own opinions about the EU.

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