Administrative Law

Administrative Law is the branch of Law which involves itself with the relationships between the party being administered (be it a legal entity or a private individual) and the State. It legislates and regulates the behaviour of the State against Citizens, establishing rules of Administrative Acts, within the framework of Constitutional Legality. Beyond is narrowest scope, Administrative Law also establishes the rules at sectors wherein private institutions participate, however which sectors represent –in accordance with Greek Legislation- Public Goods, therefore government intervention is exercised more feverously. These sectors are Energy Law and Mass Media Law.

The sectors of Administrative Law in which the ability to pursue judicial protection is provided are indicatively as follows:

I. Tax Law
Regulates the framework within which the Tax Authority turns towards citizens, in order for citizens to respond to their tax obligations. The introduction and application of Tax Law regulations represents a troublesome and chronic problem related to the Greek legal system, therefore the continuous monitoring of this sector and Case-Law relating to Administrative Courts represents mandatory prerequisites in order for its regulations to be applied properly.

II. Public Procurements
They represent the ever-evolving branch of the sector concerned, since the global tendency for cooperation between the Government and the Private Sector is constantly increasing. The regulation of the Contracts in question features similarities with contracts formed between private individuals, however the presence of the State as a contracting party renders the regulatory framework of operation different.

III. Civil Servant Code
Defines the framework of operation of Public Institutions, with regards to Civil Servants and their rights. Essentially it represents the Labour Law pertaining to Civil Servants, as it involves itself with and regulates matters pertaining to payrolls, promotions, reassignments, and redeployments within the Public Sector.

IV. Energy Law
Energy Law regulates the framework of energy production and supply, whether referring to conventional means of production or renewable energy sources (RES). In our country, the effort to liberalize the pertinent market spanned over many years and ultimately, the liberalization of the production as well as the supply of electricity nowadays finally nears a phase of final and effective maturity.

V. Mass Media Law
Given the fact that the protection of free speech and press freedom represent a constitutional mandate, the State preserves the right to intervene only within the regulatory framework involving the operation licensing of Mass Media Outfits. Consequently, with regards to both televised and radio-broadcast mass media outfits, via the Independent Authority Greek National Council for Radio and Television (ESR), the State issues operation licences under conditions, yet it also monitors the adherence to the rules of Law in that industry.

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