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The international investment interest focus on Greece
The event with the thyme “THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT INTEREST FOCUS ON GREECE” organized by the publishing House NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI, the Organization INVEST IN GREECE and the ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY, on the occasion of the launch of the GREEK LAW DIGEST was deemed a great success by all participants. The event was held on April 4, 2012 at the Main Hall of the ACCI. Panelists were A. Syggros, president of INVEST IN GREECE, K. Michalos, chairman of the ACCI, Prof. Ch. Gortsos, general secretary of the Greek Banks Association, C. Bakouris, chairman of “Transparency International Greece” and A. Karatzas, managing director of Nomiki Bibliothiki. Basic discussion topics were the immense necessity to...
Gender Equality in the Case Law of the European Court of Justice
Abstract: The principle of gender equality forms a part of the EU’s social policy and serves equally men and women. So far, fourteen directives concerning gender equality have been adopted in the EU, with the New Equal Treatment Directive as the latest one. The EU has developed different models to promote gender equality: equal treatment, positive action and most recently gender mainstreaming. The equal treatment model is primarily concerned with formal equality and it unfortunately prevails in the ECJ’s rulings. Indeed, this paper argues that so far, the ECJ has not managed to develop a firm and consistent case law on gender equality, nor to stretch it coherently to positive action and gender...
Testing Limited Environmental Liability Against Human Rights Requirements
Abstract: Questions regarding oil spills remain high on the political agenda. Legal scholars, legislators as well as the international, European and national Courts struggle to determine key issues, such as who is to be held liable for oil spills, under which conditions and for which damage. The international regime on oil spills was meant to establish an “equilibrium” between the needs of the victims (being compensated for their harm) and the needs of the economic actors (being able to continue their activities). There is, however, a constantly increasing array of legal scholars’ work that criticizes the regime. Indeed, the victims of a recent oil spill, the Erika,...
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