The principal legislation which applies to aviation in Greece is the Air Law Code, ratified by Law 1815/1988. The regulatory body which regulates aviation in Greece is the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), which constitutes a public authority and comes under the Ministry of Transport and Communication, pursuant to section 2 of Law 1340/1983.
Law 2251/1994 on “Consumers’ Protection” (“Consumers’ Law”), which 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), sets the main product liability rules in Greece (articles 6 & 7). Moreover, Ministerial Decision Z3/2810/14.12.2004 (“MD”) implemented EU Directive 2001/95/EC on “General Product Safety”. Although the Consumers’ Law was amended several times until today (for the last time by Law 4177/2013), extensive amendments were introduced in 2007 (by Law 3587/2007).