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Greece: Bill to Protect Companies of National Strategic Importance

(Feb. 2, 2008) In January 2008, following in the footsteps of other European Union Member States, such as France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, Greece adopted legislation designed primarily to strengthen strategic companies of national importance. The new law requires private investors, either individuals or corporations, who intend to acquire more than a 20 percent […]

Greece: Use of Cameras During Demonstrations Allowed

(Dec. 2, 2007) During the 2004 Olympic Games, the Greek government spent close to €250 million (about US$359 million) to ensure the safety of athletes and spectators and the smooth operation of the games. Part of those funds was allocated to purchase and install 300 closed-circuit cameras. However, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, which is […]