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Public Procurement in the Energy Sector: How Does It Work in Greece?

Public procurement in Greece by entities operating in the energy sector is regulated, mainly, by Law 4412/2016 on ‘Public works, supplies and services contracts – Transposition of Directives 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU’ (OJ 147/A’/08.08.2016). Public tenders are conducted via the National System of Electronic Public Procurement (ESIDIS) and the award of public contracts must comply with […]

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PPP Greece: Infrastructure Projects Still On the Rise

The growth rate of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Greece, which commenced almost four years ago and retained the same dynamics throughout the COVID era despite the internationally unfavorable economic environment, remains undoubtedly impressive. As of early March 2022, the Interministerial PPP Committee has approved five additional regional infrastructure projects with a total value of […]

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The remote work (r)evolution

After more than two years into Covid-19, perhaps the most obvious impact of the pandemic on labor force has been the dramatic increase in remote working. Recent statistics record that around 62% of employees aged 22 to 65 are working from home all or most of the time. Tellingly, although it started as a necessity, […]

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The new legal framework on compulsory mediation in Greece  

  In an attempt to lighten the heavy burden of the Greek judicial system, articles 178 to 206 of Law 4512/2018 on Arrangements for the Implementation of the Structural Reforms of the Economic Adjustment Programmes and Other Provisions regulate the new mediation procedures in civil and commercial matters. This alternative extrajudicial dispute resolution method seeks to provide […]

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Sharing economy via digital platforms: how is Greece treating Airbnb-style rentals?

With the Greek peak summer holiday season fast approaching, hosts leasing out their properties through sharing economy digital platforms are seeking the best way ahead to make themselves compliant with the applicable regulatory framework. The current regime on short-term leases provides for a series of requirements that property managers, i.e. individuals or legal entities responsible […]

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Foreign Direct Investment in Greece rebounds in 2017

Despite the severe economic crisis Greece has been facing over almost a decade, the country’s performance in dragging in foreign investment throughout the years has been marking a rather impressive track record. So far, 2017 has beendefinitely a year showcasing increased economic, commercial and corporate activity and gradually improving financial circumstances. The Greek Ministry of Finance issued in […]

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Quasi – judicial tax recourse: Saving time (and money) in tax disputes against Tax Authorities

Almost four years ago and amid the pressure exercised on the Greek State by its European partners and the IMF by means of economic adjustment programmes and loan agreements broadly known as “memoranda”, a new tax procedural code was adopted. The main aim of the Greek Government – and a bet against all odds–was to […]

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A new remedy against excessively long judicial proceedings

The latest amendments to the Civil Procedure Code (CPC), which will enter into force in November 2017, aim at increasing the judicial system’s efficiency and performance. In this respect, one of the main amendments relates to the excessive length of judicial proceedings. Statistics show that until September 2014, 70% of the complaints filed with the […]

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Greek labor sector stays mired in high unemployment rates as debt crisis goes on

Almost nine years since the outset of the Greek debt crisis, the deep and prolonged recession has led to substantial decline in ordinary financial activity and has swept away a quarter of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), an aftermath usually observed in times of war. The ongoing crisis has had an extremely negative effect on labour market as well. In a country of 11 million people, more than one million jobs […]

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Dispute Resolution in Greece: An insight into the innovative ordinary procedure before first instance courts launched by the new Greek Civil Procedure Code

Past and recent records of litigation proceedings before first instance courts in Greece have brought to the surface a reality that depicts severe delays in case trials, most of the times coming as a result of lengthy hearings and ever-expanding caseload, as well as of many consensual or disputed trial adjournments or ex officio adjournments […]

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