The basic legislative documents that set out the Greek legal framework on product safety are Ministerial Decision Z3/2810/14 of December 2004 (MD), which implemented EU Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety (GPSD) and Law 2251/1994 on Consumers’ Protection (usually referred to as the Consumers’ Law, as in force today – Law 2251), which, inter alia, implemented EU Directive 85/374/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member states concerning liability for defective products (as amended by EU Directive 99/34/EC, the PL Directive). The above legal framework is supplemented by Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products, in
force as of 1 January 2010.
Law 3959/2011 on the Protection of Free Competition (the Law) is the applicable legislation. The existing legal framework is in generaln line with EU law and case law. The merger provisions of the Law generally apply to all market sectors. However, in certain regulated sectors of the economy, (such as media and telecommunications) special legal provisions apply.