EU law is a subject of ever growing significance. Gaining a solid grasp of the EU's institutions, procedures and substantive law is vital for anyone serious about completing their legal education. Nigel Foster provides an engaging yet thought-provoking introduction to EU law, ideal for undergraduate students. The book is divided into two parts. The first part charts the development of EU law and explains how its institutions and procedures combine together to form a legal framework incorporating 27 Member States and close to 500 million people. Insightful author commentary places the law in context and explains why the EU has developed in the way it has. The second part of the book looks at the most important areas of substantive law including the free movement of goods, the free movement of persons, and social policy.Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre providing: An additional chapter on competition law Interactive map of Europe with hot-spots on all EU member states and providing factual information on each member country Interactive timeline of the EU tracing key dates in EU legal history Annotated links to useful websites on the EU Updates on changes and developments in the law.