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General principles of community law

  • Δεσμευτικότητα/εκτελεστότητα κοινοτικών αποφάσεων με κανονιστικό περιεχόμενο που δεν έχουν ακόμη δημοσιευθεί στην Εφημερίδα των Ευρωπαϊκών Κοινοτήτων/Binding effect of Community regulatory decisions prior to their publication in the Journal of the European Communities (2002).
  • Human dignity and protection of minors as gaming constraints (2007)
  • Exclusion of stakeholders from consultative bodies (2007)
  • The rights of businesses in the Ombudsman’s inquiries of maladministration (2009)
  • Le sursis á exécution dans la jurisprudence communautaire (2009)
  • The extent by which the ECJ case law binds regulators
  • Legalité d’une loi interpretative adoptée en cours de procédures judiciaires (2012)

Competition

  • Data protection and PPP (2004)
  • Compatibility with the community law of a state financial support to the national games industry (2005).
  • The liability to restore an illegal state aid/Υπόχρεος για την απόδοση παράνομης κρατικής βοήθειας (2006)
  • The compatibility of the criteria for the recognition of classification societies with competition rules, 2005
  • The compensation of services of general interest in the electricity market and its compatibility with the competition rules (2009)

Internal Market

1.Νομιμότης της υποχρέωσης δήλωσης περιουσιακής κατάστασης (ν. 3213/2003), 2012 / Legality of the requirement to declare assets according to the Greek legislation in the case of media (2012).
2. The conformity of the Greek Law 3037/2002 on “Gaming Prohibition” (2002).
3. The lifting or the extension of the ban on “Snus”: a discretionary or bound competence of the EC? (2006).
4. Legal escape to the fundamental principle of mutual recognition (2006).
5.On different evaluation of approval of video games distribution within the EU (2007)
6. Compatibility with Community Law of provisions limiting ownership of public utilities (2007)
7.National draft technical regulations: The meaning of technical specifications according to directive 98/34/EC and their consequencies (2008).
8. The obstacles to the free movement of goods in the specific market of the duty free area (2008)
9. Free movement of GMOs (2009)
10. Compatibility with EU law of the proposed changes to the Greek crossmedia ownership restriction regime currently foreseen under article 3, Law 3792/2007 (2013).

Environment

  • Το κοινοτικό κεκτημένο για το περιβάλλον - Η περίπτωση του Ακάμα/The acquis communautaire on the environment-The case of Akamas (2001).
  • Welfare of wild animals and environmental competences of the EC (2005).
  • “Exemption form REACH via Comitology”, March 2007
  • Registration and exemption form REACH (2007)
  • Legal analysis of the GMOs legislation (2009)

Employment-Staff cases

  • The continuation of employment contracts in the event of employer succession of an undertaking (2007)
  • Article 24 of the Staff Regulations regarding alleged harassment (2012)

Maritime Transport

  • The international maritime law flag State principle in community law, 2009.
  • About the competence to issue Passenger Ship Safety Certificates according to the Directive 91/18/EC (2006).
  • The extension of the limited recognition status of classification societies, 2006.
  • The compatibility of the criteria for the recognition of classification societies with competition rules, 2005.
  • The meaning of a limited recognition granted to a classification society and of its extension, 2006.
  • Conditions for the authorization by a Member State of a recognized by the Commission organization to conduct inspections and surveys according to the Directive 94/57/EC (2006)

Information Society-ICT

  • The conformity of the Greek Law 3037/2002 on “Gaming Prohibition” (2002).
  • Political and regulatory situation of the European electronic games industry (2005).
  • Compatibility with the community law of a state financial support to the national games industry (2005).

Audiovisual policy

  • Συμβατότητα των άρθρων 10 και 11 του ν. 3023/2002 με το κοινοτικό δίκαιο/Compatibility with community law of restrictions to political advertising (2004).
  • Political and regulatory situation of the European electronic games industry (2005).
  • Human dignity and protection of minors as gaming constraints (2007)
  • Des mesures d’effet équivalent à une restriction quantitative et la protection des mineurs (2009)
  • Compliance with EU law of the proposed DTT model currently under consultation with Greek legislators, 2013

Health and Consumer protection (Chemicals-Pesticides-Cosmetics)

  • Possibilities to review Council decisions on non inclusion of substances in Annex I of the Directive 91/414/EEC (2005).
  • Data protection and PPP (2004).
  • The (il)legality of the marketing/authorization of cosmetic products as medical devices (2005).
  • The legality of a restricted inclusion of a substance in Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC (2006).
  • The lifting or the extension of the ban on Snus: a discretionary or bound competence of the EC? (2006)
  • The meaning of point 12 of Annex III, Part 1 of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, as amended by Directive 92/86/EEC.
  • The meaning of unforeseeable danger in article 8 § 4 of Directive 91/414/EEC, 2006.
  • Provisional authorizations of PPP until the decision on inclusion of substances in Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC is made (2006).
  • Legal analysis of the GMOs legislation (2009)
  • The MS competency in authorizing GMO cultivation (2009)
  • Confirmatory data in Regulation 1107/2009 (2013)

Taxation and Customs Union

  • Compatibility of national laws fixing minimum cigarette prices' with EU Law.
  • The customs tariff classification of stuffed vine leaves

Agriculture

  • The MS competency in authorizing GMO cultivation (2009)
  • Free movement of GMOs (2009)
  • Legal analysis of the GMOs legislation (2009)

Economic Affairs

  • Compatibility of the conditionality and of criminal sanctions against economic crimes in the Economic Adjustment Program put in place in the EU (2011)

International cooperation - WTO

  • Legal analysis of the WTO proceedings under the angle of the Australian measures imposing plain packaging on tobacco products, 2011
  • Union competences in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco control (2010)

Justice and Home Affairs

  • Protection des données personnelles : L’articulation entre les règlements 1049/2001 ET 45/2001 (2013)
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