The Constitution of Greece


The Constitution of Greece, enacted in 1975 (with revisions in 1986, 2001 and 2009) outlays the organization of the Greek government, as well as the basic rights and liberties of Greek citizens.

Article 28 serves as a significant article in regards to Greece’s interaction with, and member state of, the European Union. Article 28 states that both international conventions ratified by Greece, and EU legislation, take precedence over any other provision of law.

- “article 28 of the Greek Constitution provides that international conventions ratified by Greece as well as EU legislation shall prevail over any other provision of law” (nyulawglobal)

- “Contract Law (articles 287-946) has a general and a special part. The general part has provisions applicable to all contracts, regardless of their nature, and it becomes very useful in the cases of gaps of law. It regulates what are the parties to a contract, issues of payment and interest, pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, when, where how and by whom can the contract be fulfilled, and what happens in different cases of breach, dissolution and void of contract. The special part regulates specific kinds of contracts like donation, selling and exchange, lease, labor contract, mediation, order, corporation, rights shared by more than one persons, loans, depository, guarantee, compromise, negotiable instruments, torts and others.” (nyulawglobal)