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National Laws

The list below displays the national laws implementing the UCP directive.
To see the implementation of the UCP directive article by article go to "UCP Directive".
 
Name Adoption date In Force date Version
LAW 3587 Amendment and supplementation of Law 2251/1994 on "Consumers'' protection" as in effect 10/07/2007 10/07/2007 EL EN




Enforcement System

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Cases

National ID Common name Subject Directive article Decision date Decision type
/ Ombudsman of the Consumer 2nd of April 2008 (Protocol No 392) professional diligence 02/04/2008 Other
/ Ombudsman of the Consumer, 1st June 2010 (Protocol No : 1192) aggressive commercial practices Article 5 2.
Article 5 4.
Article 7 1.
Article 8 al1
Article 9 al1
01/06/2010 Other
/ Ombudsman of the Consumer 16th of July 2007 (Protocol No 1204) misleading omissions 16/07/2007 Other
20CoE 24/2011 terms & conditions Article 5 1.
Article 6 1. (g)
31/05/2011 Court decision in appeal
Athens Court of Appeal 3880/2010 financial services Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (a)
28/03/2010 Court decision in appeal
Court of Appeal of Athens 2130/2013 Court of Appeal of Athens 2130/2013 average consumer Article 5 2. (b)
Article 6 1.
11/04/2013 Court decision in appeal
General Secretary for the Consumer, press release dated 5th of January 2011 General Secretary for the Consumer, press release dated 5th of January 2011 price information Article 6
05/01/2011 Other
General Secretary for the Consumer, press release dated 8th of March 2011 product characteristics Article 6 1. (b)
08/03/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 11th of February 2013 (Νo of protocol 3700) investments Article 5 1.
11/02/2013 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 10th of March 2011 (Νo of protocol 2528) unordered product Article 8 al1
Annex I al2 29.
10/03/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 10th of March 2011 (Νo of protocol 2532) misleading advertising Article 5 2. (b)
Article 6 1. (b)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (c)
10/03/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 10th of October 2007 (Protocol No 1428) advertisement Article 5 4.
Article 6 1.
10/10/2007 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 10th of September 2010 (Νo of protocol 1912) aggressive commercial practices Article 5 2. (a)
Article 8 al1
10/09/2010 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 12nd of November 2009 (No of protocol 3664) prizes Annex I al2 31.
12/11/2009 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 16th of December 2009 (Protocol No 3990) misleading omissions 16/12/2009 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 19th of April 2013 (Νo of protocol 10179) Ombudsman of the Consumer 19th of April 2013 (Νo of protocol 10179) advertisement Article 7 1.
19/04/2013 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 1st of April 2013 (Νo of protocol 8377) advertisement Article 7 1.
01/04/2013 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 21st of November 2011 (Νo of protocol 10329) investments Article 7 1.
21/11/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 23rd of April 2010 (Protocol No 906) comparative advertising Article 6 2. (a)
23/04/2010 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 25th of April 2007 (Protocol No 926) age 25/04/2007 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 25th of February 2013 (Νo of protocol 4995) Ombudsman of the Consumer 25th of February 2013 (Νo of protocol 4995) investments Article 7 1.
25/02/2013 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 27th of December 2012 (Νo of protocol 11394) investments Article 7 1.
27/12/2012 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 28th of December 2009 (Protocol No 4084) financial services Article 5 2.
Article 5 4.
Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (a)
28/12/2009 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 3rd of May 2010 (Νo of protocol 1002) payment Article 6 1.
03/05/2010 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 3rd of November 2011 (Νo of protocol 9842) undue influence Article 6 1. (g)
03/11/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 3rd of October 2011 (Νo of protocol 8947) misleading commercial practices Article 7 1.
03/10/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 5th of December 2012 (Νo of protocol 10793) guarantee Article 5 2. (a)
Article 5 2. (b)
05/12/2012 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 6th of October 2011 (Νo of protocol 9039) quality mark Article 6 1.
Article 6 1. (b)
06/10/2011 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 8th of November 2012 (Νo of protocol 9868) Ombudsman of the Consumer 8th of November 2012 (Νo of protocol 9868) investments Article 7 1.
08/11/2012 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer 9th of December 2010 (Protocol No 2853) professional diligence Article 5 2. (a)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 2.
09/12/2010 Other
Ombudsman of the Consumer, 9th of August 2010 (Protocol No 1752) misleading statements Article 5 4.
Article 6 1.
09/08/2010 Other
Recommendation no 1/03-05-2008 misleading advertising Article 5 4.
Article 6 1.
03/05/2008 Other




Legal Literature

Reference Title Author Date
Annals of Private Law, 2011, issue 10, pages 721-730 Additional benefits and other commercial practices as interpreted by the ECJ jurisprudence in light of the Directive 2005/29/EC on unfair commercial practices - towards a radical change in the assessment of unfair trade practices regarding the Business to Consumer relationship (B2C) M.-TH. MARINOS 2011
Industrial Property, 2011, NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI SA, Athens, pages 232-234 § 38: The 2005/29/EC Directive and Articles 9a seq of Law 2251/1994, Title of the relevant chapter : Unfair commercial practices N. ROKAS and I. VENIERIS 2011
Nόμος 2251/1994 Προστασία Καταναλωτών, 2010, ΑΝΤ. Ν. ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ, ΑΘΗΝΑ-ΚΟΜΟΤΗΝΗ 2010 Law N° 2251/1994 for the consumer protection E. GEORGIAKAKI – SPYRIDAKI 2010
Αθέμιτος Ανταγωνισμός και προστασία καταναλωτή – Παρατηρήσεις με αφορμή την τροποποίηση του ν. 2251/1994 με τον ν. 3587/2007, Δίκαιο Επιχειρήσεων και Εταιρειών 4/2008, 508-514 Unfair Competition and consumer protection – Comments in light of the amendment of the law no 2251/1994 by law no 3587/2007 D.N. JOUGANATOS 2008
ΑΡΧΕΙΟ ΝΟΜΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ, 2010, vol. 3, pages 265-296 Consumer protection as a condition for the operation of the market N.Y EVAGGELATOU 2010
Ατομική και συλλογική προστασία των καταναλωτών από την έλλειψη ουσιαστικής διαπραγμάτευσης των όρων της σύμβασης, 2008, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη Individual and collective protection of the consumers against the lack of substantive negotiation of contract terms G.I.DELLIOS 2008
ΔΙΚΑΙΟ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΤΗ, Ελληνικό – Κοινοτικό, Κατ’ άρθρο ερμηνεία του Ν.2251/1994 όπως ισχύει μετά τον Ν. 3587/2007, 2008, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW, Greek – European Community, Article by article interpretation of the law No 2251/1994 as in force after the adoption of the law No 3587/2007 EL.ALEXANDRIDOU 2008
ΔΙΚΑΙΟ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΤΗ, Ν.2251/1994 όπως ισχύει μετά τον Ν. 3587/2007, ΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΑ, ΝΟΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ, ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΗ, 2008, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη Consumer protection law, law No 2251/1994 as in force after the adoption of the law No 3587/2007, interpretation, case law, practical implementation I.K. KARAKOSTAS 2008
ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΙΟ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΤΗ, 2010, ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ Introduction to the consumer protection law A. VARKA-ADAMI 2010
Η έννοια του καταναλωτή σήμερα – Ιδίως στις καταρτιζόμενες με ΓΟΣ πιστωτικές συμβάσεις, Δίκαιο Επιχειρήσεων και Εταιρειών 1/2010, 4-18 The notion of consumer today – In particular in the general terms and conditions of the credit contracts P.A. PAPANIKOLAOU 2010
Η δυνατότητα προστασίας του συλλογικού συμφέροντος που εξυπηρετούν οι ενώσεις καταναλωτών δια συλλογικής αγωγής, Εφαρμογές Αστικού Δικαίου 5/2010, 524-530 The ability to protect the collective interest that is upheld by consumer associations through the filing of a class action V.I. VASSILOPOULOU 2010
Η μοντέρνα φιλελεύθερη νομική κρίση στην επικοινωνία των πρακτικών προώθησης πωλήσεων (έργω διαφήμιση) σύμφωνα με τις επιταγές του κοινοτικού δικαίου, Δίκαιο Μέσων Ενημέρωσης και Επικοινωνίας 3/2007, 340-346 The modern liberal legal judgment in the communication of promotional sales practices (advertisement in practice) according to the provisions of the European Community legal framework CH.E. APOSTOLOPOULOS 2007
Η νέα μορφή συλλογικής αγωγής του άρθρου 10 παρ. 16 περ.δ’ του ν.2251/1994 (άρθρο 13 του ν.3587/2007) στο παράδειγμα των καταχρηστικών όρων των καταναλωτικών συμβάσεων, Αρμενόπουλος, 2008, 7, 1005-1015 The new type of class action of article 10 par. 16 (d) of the law no 2251/1994 (article 13 of the law no 3587/2007) in the example of the abusive terms of the consumer contracts G.I. DELLIOS 2010
Καταχρηστικές ρήτρες στις καταναλωτικές συμβάσεις-Ισχύς της απόφασης επί συλλογικής αγωγής, Χρονικά Ιδιωτικού Δικαίου Ι/2010, 502-503 Abusive clauses in consumer contracts – Legal enforcement of a court decision over a class action M. STATHOPOULOS 2010
Σύγχρονα προβλήματα και θέσεις της νομολογίας στις ΝΕΕΣ ΜΟΡΦΕΣ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΕΩΝ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΙΟ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΤΑΓΩΝΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΤΗ, 2010, ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ, pages 215-240 Current problems and jurisprudence regarding the new types of contracts based on the unfair competition law and the consumer protection law. Title of the relevant chapter : ADVERTISEMENT AND UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES K. DELOUKA - IGGLESI 2010
Σκέψεις πάνω στον νέο νόμο (ν.3587/2007) για την προστασία των καταναλωτών, Ελληνική Δικαιοσύνη 49 (2008), 660-676 Reflections on the new law (law no 3587/2007) on consumer protection P.A. PAPANIKOLAOU 2008
Το στοιχείο του αθέμιτου στο δίκαιο του ανταγωνισμού (σύμφωνα με το άρθρο 1 του ν. 146/1914 και με την Οδηγία 2005/29/ΕΚ για τις αθέμιτες εμπορικές πρακτικές), Αρμενόπουλος 2008,6, 839-842 The element of unfairness in competition law (according to article 1 of the law no 146/1914 and the UCP Directive) R. CHATZINIKOLAOU-AGGELIDOU 2008




Other materials

Title Emanating from
N °. 771/2011DECISION of RAE, “Basic Principles and General Standards of Fair Commercial Practices for the Promotion and the Sale of Services for Electrical Energy Supply.” The Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE)