Country report: Greece

Maria Ntona, Eleftheria Asimakopoulou

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This report addresses a number of normative developments from the past year that hold particular significance for the implementation of international and European Union (EU) environmental law in Greece. Significant progress was made in meeting overdue commitments under EU environmental law, particularly in the areas of marine environmental protection and environmental assessment. The period of reference was also marked by the adoption of a comprehensive legal framework for the management of the country’s protected area network. There are, however, some persisting shortcomings, stemming in large part from the socio-economic crisis that has troubled the country for the past decade and the structural issues that underlie it. For instance, almost two years after...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages7
JournalYearbook of International Environmental Law
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018


  • international enviromental law
  • EU environmental law
  • country report
  • Greece
  • marine environment
  • water quality
  • climate change
  • air quality
  • energy
  • protected areas
  • nature conservation
  • environmental impact assessment
  • town and city planning
  • marine spatial planning


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