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Business law in Greece

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The Greek Constitution divides state authority into the three functions: executive, legislative and judicial (Art. 26). It grants the Judiciary independence from the other functions and the power to control or annul acts of the public administration, to examine the constitutionality of acts of Parliament and refuse to apply statutes if they are found to be unconstitutional. The Constitution also grants to all citizens the right to seek judicial protection whenever their rights are infringed (Art. 20).
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Yes, although reports of corruption are common.
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The Greek legal system is a member of the family of European laws and is especially influenced by German and French law. For the most part, Greek law is codified and, unlike Anglo-American common law, only enacted laws either in the form of codes or other statutes are the sources of law (in addition to custom and international law).
Checking National Laws Online
Ministry of Justice

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