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Animal Protection Law

THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATE FROM THE ORIGINAL GOVERNMENT LAW
 
Animal Protection Law (dominated-stray)
reduction of the laws : L.4355 / 2014 (Government Gazette 32 A / 2014 & Ν.4039 / 2012) Government Gazette A 15/2012
On February 2, 2012, Law 4039/2012 (Government Gazette 15Α / 02-02-2012) on
"For dignified and pet animals and the protection of animals from exploitation or use for profit"
was passed in Greece, which was amended recently by Law 4235/2014 (to see the full text of Law 4039/2014, as amended
by Law 4235/201.
Administrative measures, procedures and penalties for the implementation of EU and national legislation in the food, feed
and animal health and animal welfare field and other provisions of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
 
Definitions
For the application of the provisions of this law, the following definitions apply:
(a) Animal is any living organism that is sensed and moves on land, air and sea or any other aquatic ecosystem or wetland.

(b) Welfare is the set of rules that humans have to apply to animals in terms of their protection and good treatment so that they
do not suffer and suffer, staying in a dry, clean and weather protected area conditions, without being permanently tied up and
living in inappropriate structures (for example, metallic), taking care of medical care and providing appropriate food and water,
their daily exercise or their walk and generally respecting their existence.
 
(c) pet is any animal which is maintained or intended to be maintained by humans, mainly within its home, for reasons of zoophyty or pet.

(d) A pet animal is a non-wild animal which is maintained or intended to be maintained by humans, primarily in the home, for reasons
of zoophyties or pets, and is under the direct supervision and care of the owner, keeper, attendant or guardian.
Pets are also considered to be dogs used for hunting, stocking, storage, assistance and protection for disabled people, as well as
search and rescue dogs and dogs used by the armed forces and security forces.

(e) Stray pet is any pet that is either not domiciled or located outside the residence of the owner, keeper, attendant or guardian and is
not under their direct supervision and control. Hunting and pastoral dogs, as well as search and rescue dogs, during hunting, training,
stalling, research and rescue, are not considered stray animals.

(f) Dangerous pet is a pet animal which exhibits unpredictable and unjustified aggression without threatening to human beings or other
animals, as well as an animal suffering from or being a carrier of a serious disease which can be transmitted to humans or other
animals and is not cured.
 
(g) Small pet is a pet whose weight does not exceed ten (10) kg.

(h) Stubborn animal shelter is the special establishment intended for the care and temporary stay of a significant number of stray or
unwanted pet animals.

(i) Serious disease is any direct and high-risk disease for human or animal health, of the same or another kind.

j) Circus is the temporary outdoor installation, tent or awning,
musical and acrobatic performances or other related events for the entertainment of people with or without the participation of animals.

(k) Various program is a group of individuals who, in a permanent or temporary establishment, performs for a profit-making and alternating
sequence entertaining programs,performances, entertaining short comic theatrical activities, songs, dance of varying content and with the
participation or non-animal.

(l) Competent Authorities for the Management of the Online Electronic Database for the registration of pet animals and their owners are
those authorities which ensure the implementation, operation and supervision of the whole system of marking and registration of pet
animals and their owners.

(m) Appropriate Principles for the implementation and control of animal welfare rules and the system and registration of pet animals and their
owners are those authorities which, at the level of the Region, Regional Units and Municipalities, ensure the correct implementation and control
of the implementation; in cooperation with the principles set out in the previous indent of the electronic database system for the marking and
registration of pet animals and their owners, and to impose sanctions in the event of non-compliance with the protection of animals.

(n) The bodies responsible for establishing infringements shall be the institutions which establish them in the exercise

(na) The competent bodies for the establishment of infringements are the institutions which establish them in the exercise of their control duties,
namely the employees of the Hellenic Police Force, the Forestry Service, the Customs Offices, the Hygiene Veterinary Inspection Stations (SYKE),
the Coast Guard - Of the Greek Coast Guard and the private hunters of hunting organizations.

o) Competent Body Performing the marking and registration of pet animals and their owners on the Internet Online Base is the veterinarian who,
according to the procedure foreseen, by submitting an electronic application to the Department of Informatics of the Ministry of Rural Development
and Food, is certified, acquires a special password for the Internet Electronic Base for the marking and registration of pets, carries out the marking
and records the pets and their owners on the Internet Electronic Database , Issuing the health card or passport of the animal if the animal will be
transferred abroad and any change of the owner or holder of temporary and informs the base with the necessary information.
 
Article 2
Competent authorities
1. The competent authority for the protection of animals and the respect of their welfare rules is the Directorate-General for Veterinary Medicine of the
Ministry of Rural Development and Food. Competent Management Authorities of the Online Electronic Database for the registration of pet animals and
their owners are defined:
a). the Directorate of Veterinary Medicine and Applications of the Veterinary Directorate of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and
b) the Department of Informatics of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
2. Competent Authorities for the Implementation and Control of animal welfare rules and the system for the marking and registration of pet animals and their
owners are designated by the Veterinary Directorates of the Directorate-General for Regional Agricultural Economics and Veterinary of the Regions, the
Directorates of Agricultural Economics and Veterinary of Regional Units of the Country and the veterinary services of the Municipalities and where these
have not been established by the Agricultural Development Offices of the relevant Municipality.
3. Competent Body Performing the marking and registration of pet animals and their owners on the Internet Online Base shall be the veterinarian certified by
the lawful procedure referred to in Article 4 of this Law.
 
Article 3
Responsibilities
1. For the implementation of this Law, the Competent Authorities for the Management of the Online Electronic Database of the pet animals and their owners referred
to in Article 2 of this Law shall have the following responsibilities:
A. The Directorate for Veterinary Appraisal of Medicines and Applications (CAFE) of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food:
(a) the suggestion for the adoption of the Ministerial Decisions provided for in that Law,
(b) the issue of circulars for the application of electronic tagging and pet registration and for any matter relating to animals
pet,
c) in cooperation with the Department of Informatics of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food:
(aa) control of the operation of the electronic database containing the identification of pet animals and their owners,
(bb) Enrichment with the necessary information of the Online Electronic Database for the registration of pet animals and their owners and the
its lasting upgrading and
(cc) the granting of access codes to veterinarians certified by the lawful procedure.
B. The Department of Informatics of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food:
a. Providing the necessary IT infrastructure (central computers, network
etc.) for the operation of the central online database in which they are registered
labeling of pet animals and their owners, as well as the procurement of electronic marker detectors provided for in
Article 4 (4).
b. Ensuring the continuous operation, technical support, maintenance and protection of the IT infrastructure that supports the system.
c. The backup obligation so that the data entered in the database are available for inspection for at least three (3) years.
2. For the implementation of this law, the Competent Authorities for Implementation and Control of its system
labeling and registration of pet animals and their owners, referred to in Article 2 (2), shall have the following responsibilities:
a. Cooperation with the Agency for the Registration and Registration of Pet Animals for the coordination of their actions and the provision of technical
instructions and all kinds of support for the complete and uniform application of electronic signage and pet registration.
b. Control and oversight of the Agency Performing the registration and registration of pet animals.
3. Bodies carrying out the marking and registration of pet animals and their owners, referred to in Article 2 (3), shall have the following responsibilities:
a. Labeling of pet animals using the appropriate electronic markings and the registration of pet markers and owners
on the Internet Online Base and keep it up to date.
b. Ensuring that pet owners and keepers are informed in any appropriate manner of their obligations regarding the implementation of the Electronic
Labeling of Animals and the requirements of this law for electronic signage and registration pet animals.
c. Issuance of a health booklet in accordance with Annexes 2 and 3 in the labeling of the pet or passport, if the animal is to be transported
abroad, and the recording to them, free of any change of owner during the veterinary examination of the animal or during vaccination
 
Article 4
Online Electronic Base for marking and registering pet animals and their owners - Labeling, health booklet or passport
1. The Directorate of Informatics of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food creates an Online Electronic Database for the marking
and registration of pet animals and their owners. On-line electronic databases are registered by certified veterinarians for identification of
dominant pet animals (such as sex, color, breed, loss, delivery to another owner, death) and the identifying information of their owner
(such as name, address, telephone and identity or passport or equivalent document, such as a driving license or insurance card), as well as the 
"personal data" provisions. The certification of veterinary surgeons matopoieitai electronic application in the IT Department of the Ministry of Agriculture
and granting the applicant veterinarian password in Internet Electronic Base. The Online Electronic Base is directly linked to the vets and generally the
places where pets are marketed. The certification of veterinary surgeons in the country's Agricultural and Veterinary Directorates is obligatory.
"Veterinarians who are nationals of EU Member States temporarily and occasionally providing their veterinary services in Greece are exempt
from this certification and access to the Internet Online Base. 38/2010 (A 78).
The online Electronic Database introduces logical parameters of the number of animals per owner in order to ensure animal welfare and compliance
with the basic health rules.
2. The requirements for electronic tagging and recording of dominant pet items also apply to the electronic marking and registration of stray pet animals.
3.a. The labeling of each pet is obligatory, including dogs used for keeping flocks. The cost of signing and registering the dominant pet animals is borne by
their owner and strays by the relevant municipality or the petty association or association that can obtain the electronic marker directly from the trade.
In the case of vulnerable social groups (people with a disability of 80% or more, large families, three-year-olds, single-parent families, unemployed registered
with the OAED, those living with the welfare benefit) pet animals are charged only with the cost of the electronic marker, and the other services are offered
unhelpful when the animal is marketed in vets or in specially designed areas, municipalities, inter-municipal centers and the Directorates of Agricultural Economy
and Veterinary of the Regional Sections of the Country. In order to carry out the electronic mark or the issue of a health booklet or passport, the owner of the
dominant pet shall be required to show to the certified vet his identity card or passport or other equivalent document in order to verify his or her personal data and
to match the unique pet code of the pet with the owner's individual details. The certified veterinarian shall provide the owner of the animal with the electronic
identification and registration certificate, in accordance with the model in Annex 1, with the animal's identification number, characteristics (sex, color, breed)
and owner's details (name and surname , address, telephone and identity or passport or other equivalent document).
b. In order to ensure the viability and operation of its infrastructure related to the management of stray and domineering animals, OTE may impose, after a decision
by the City Council, a contributory fee which may not exceed an amount of three (3) euros, per marked animal.
"The said fee is collected and within thirty (30) days it is given to the local OTA by the veterinarian who carries out the act of marking and recording the animal
on the Internet Database of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food."
 
Article 5
Obligations of owners of a dominant pet
1. The owner of the dominant pet shall:
(a) ensure the marking and registration of his animal and the issue of a health booklet before the animal leaves its place of birth and in any event within two months
of its birth or within one month of finding or acquire it, and place a metallic badge on the collar of the animal, which is provided by the veterinarians when carrying out
his rabies vaccination. 
(b) declare within 5 days the loss of his / her animal to a veterinarian certified in the Online Electronic Database for the marking and registration of companion animals
and their owners,
(c) comply with the welfare rules of the animal and ensure its veterinary examination, as evidenced by the relevant entry in the animal health booklet or passport, and to ensure
to provide a comfortable, healthy and appropriate accommodation adapted to the animal's natural lifestyle that allows him to be in his / her natural upright position without being
obstructed his physical movements and his ability to carry out the necessary for the health and welfare of the exercise,
(d) be supplied with the passport of his animal if he is to travel with him abroad and to ensure that he is informed of any change of the owner or temporary keeper.
The passport must comply with Annexes 2 and 3.
(e) not to leave his / her pet, and if he / she wishes to separate the pet, he / she must notify the competent authority of the place of residence of his / her place of residence,
deliver it to him and obtain from a certified veterinarian a copy the change of the registration of his / her animal to the Internet Electronic Base for the marking and registration
of pet animals, where the Municipality will be mentioned as the temporary holder of the animal stray,
(f) ensure that the environment is directly cleansed from the animal faeces, except in the case of a helper dog,
(g) ensure their sterilization if they do not wish to keep newborn animals or can not dispose of them to new owners.
(h) produce or dispatch by post to the relevant municipality a copy of the electronic certificate of his animal '.
2. The owner of the pet shall be liable for any damage or damage caused by the animal in accordance with Article 924 A. For stray pet animals other than those
referred to in Article 9 (5), the relevant responsibility shall lie with the animal concerned Municipality.
3. In particular, the owner of a dog:
(a) ensures that the dog is always accompanied by a companion;
(b) must take appropriate measures so that his dog can not escape from his property and enter other premises; or in public areas.
c) To avoid accidents it is obliged during the walk to keep his dog tied and to be a short distance from him. The same obligation applies to any companion of the animal other than its owner
4. The owner of a hunting dog during hunting or any movement with his dog for that purpose shall be obliged to bring with him the health booklet or his dog's passport.
The obligations in cases a and b of the preceding paragraph do not apply to assistance dogs, as well as to cattle dogs, hunting dogs and search and rescue dogs during the keeping
of the flock, hunting, training and research and rescue, respectively.
5. The hunting license shall be removed from a hunter whose dog used for hunting has not been marked in accordance with paragraph (a) of paragraph 1, and not the manuscript or
the identification label, the number of the mark on the health book or the passport of the pet, unless the animal is tagged. The means of transport used in this case must be adequate with
adequate space, lighting and ventilation and meet the physiological needs of the animal.
6. In addition to the areas designated in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 57 of Law 2637/1998, "Establishment of a Certification Body for Auditing,
Payments and Control of Community Guidance and Guarantee Aid, Organization for the Certification and Supervision of Agricultural Products, General Managers and Personnel,
Agriculture and the "Agricultural Land Development Company" SA and other provisions "(A 200) in restricted hunting areas, restricted dog training areas may be established,
as well as dog breeding performance of dog poles on terms and conditions, defined in both cases by a joint decision of the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and the
Minister for Rural Development and Food.
7. Upon expiration of 30 days from the publication of this law, it is forbidden to publish pet advertisements for sale, adoption, or free of charge on forms, brochures, labels or web pages,
unless their electronic mark is indicated.
8.a. It is forbidden to import into Greece pet animals which do not have electronic markings. Labeling of imported animals (branding code and importer's name) from non-EU countries
are recorded at the entry points in Greece and the online database of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food is updated.
b. It is forbidden to remove the electronic marker from the pet owner (in order to prevent animal evasion) or from another person or from a veterinarian (in order to prevent an unlawful purpose).
 
Article 6
Breeding, breeding and marketing of pet animals
1. A natural or legal person or association of persons who commercially breeds, reproduces or sells pet animals shall be provided with a corresponding establishment and
operation license issued by the Directorate-General for Regional Agricultural Economics and Veterinary Medicine of the concerned Region, to which has its domicile or
registered office, be subject to the control of that authority and comply with the conditions laid down in p. 184/1996.
The breeding, breeding and marketing of pet animals must comply with the welfare rules, safety rules, animal welfare rules and the provisions of Law 604/1977 and the
Presidential Decree 463/1978. Dogs and cats farmed, breed or for sale have a health booklet or a passport, must be flagged and registered on the Internet Online Base
under Article 4. All breeding, breeding or marketing establishments must comply with all welfare, safety and proper welfare rules care. Registers are kept for each female breeding animal.
"When a breeding female for commercial purposes is reared, it is compulsory to obtain a license to breed, breed and market pet animals. Breeding, breeding and marketing of pet animals is
also required for amateur breeders of dogs or cats when the conditions of the preceding paragraph are met. "
Female breeding dogs are not fertilized before the second esthetic cycle and in no case until nine months after the last
childbirth. Reproduction after the age of 9 years is also prohibited.
2. Pet pets may not be selected for breeding, the anatomical and physiological characteristics or characteristics of the behavior
they may, depending on the species and breed, prove to be harmful to the health and welfare of the female breeding animal and offspring
of. Determination of the harmful characteristics is made by decision of the Minister of Rural Development and Food.
3. It is forbidden:
(a) the sale of dogs and cats in open-air public places, including open-air markets,
(b) the sale of pet animals less than eight (8) weeks old,
(c) the importation and marketing of dogs that are mutilated,
(d) the reproduction of dogs that are mutilated. "
4. For the granting of the license for the breeding, breeding and marketing of pet animals, as well as the license of a dog trainer for professional breeders and amateurs, the special terms and
conditions to be determined by decision of the Minister of Rural Development and Food and any co- the breeding, breeding, marketing and training of pet animals must comply with the premises,
accommodation or residence of the animals, welfare conditions and the necessary equipment by species; the supervisory authority, the verification procedure and the penalties, as well as any
other relevant matter. "
5. When the sale of an animal is signed, the "Purchase declaration of a new owner" is signed between the seller and the acquirer of the new owner in accordance with the model
"Animal Purchase Declaration" in Annex 5.
 
Article 7
Organization of exhibitions with pet animals
1. The natural or legal person or association of persons organizing exhibitions of pet animals shall be provided with a permit issued by the competent Veterinary Service of the relevant municipality
and where it is not established by the Veterinary Service of the relevant Regional Unity. "
2. During the exhibition, pet animals must be under the direct supervision of the owner, keeper or companion, who must not cause them fear or suffering. Pet pets, which exhibit unintentionally
aggressive behavior towards other animals or humans, are obligatorily gagged or removed from exposure. The presence of a veterinarian is mandatory throughout the duration of the exhibition.
3. Pet animals participating in exhibitions must have been marked and recorded and their escorts should carry their health booklet or passport, showing that they are
vaccinated and that they have been recently devastated.
4. The participation of amputated animals in all kinds of exhibitions is prohibited.
 
Article 8
Keeping pets in homes
 1. It is permissible to maintain dominant pet animals in each residence. In blocks of flats, consisting of two compartments and above, it is permissible to maintain dominant pet animals in each
compartment provided that they:
(a) they are staying in the same apartment as their owner or owner;
(b) they do not remain permanently on the verandas or in the open spaces of the apartment,
(c) stay in apartment buildings is subject to compliance with welfare rules, sanitary and police provisions on shared peace; and (d) have been electronically checked, marked, recorded and carried
medical booklet.
The keeping of pet animals in the building block regulation can not be forbidden if the conditions of the preceding paragraph are met. The same Regulation may be limited
maximum number of animals allowed in two (2) animals per compartment.
2. It is permissible to keep pet animals legally labeled and registered and bearing a health booklet on the single-family houses provided that the welfare rules are respected; and
animal welfare, as well as current health regulations and police provisions on shared peace.
3. It is forbidden to keep and stay pets in common areas of the block of flats. However, it is allowed on the ground floor, on the terrace, in the open space and in the garden if the
unanimous decision of the general meeting of the owners exists.
4. The above numerical restrictions apply only to dogs and cats. For other pet animals, the conditions in paragraph 2 must be met.
 
Article 9
Collection and management of stray pet animals
 «1. Municipalities are required to take care of the collection and management of stray pet animals in accordance with this article. This competence may also be exercised by
associations of municipalities and by associations and associations, subject to prior written agreement with the competent municipality, which has the overall supervision of
stray pet animals within its administrative boundaries. The above-mentioned animal-friendly associations and associations approved by the competent Municipality must have
an infrastructure consisting of the appropriate facilities or animal transport vehicles and human resources experienced in the handling of animals. By decision of the Minister of
Rural Development and Food, the type and number of facilities and vehicles, as well as the human resources experience that the animal welfare associations and unions must
possess, shall be determined in order to exercise the powers of this paragraph. "
2. For the above purpose, each Municipality or neighboring or cooperating municipalities establish and operate municipal or inter-municipal veterinary and shelter pet animals
permitting cooperation with interested philosophical associations and associations or volunteer lovers in privately owned or leased or conceded by the State, the Region or from
private places. Municipalities may also receive financial support from public or private bodies for the establishment and operation of shelters. Reserves of stray pet animals are places
of temporary residence and care and their establishment and operation is governed by the applicable provisions for the animal habitats of Law 604/1977 and the Presidential Decree.
463/1978. The observance of their operating conditions is checked by the competent Directorate General for Regional Agricultural Economics and Veterinary of the Region,
according to article 12 of law 604/1977. The provisions of paragraph 2 of the same article, administrative fines are fixed between EUR 1 000 and 10 000.
 "Under the supervision of the Municipalities, shelters and / or veterinarians of stray pet animals and by animal associations and associations with appropriate veterinary staff, at
least one veterinarian per 50 animals, the technical infrastructure, the facilities and the necessary equipment, in accordance with the provisions of Law 604/1977 and the
Presidential Decree. 463/1978 as applicable. "
3. For the collection of stray pet animals, crews are assembled by persons appropriately trained and experienced in catching pet animals. These crews are inspected for their work on
authorized methods of capturing and capturing these animals by a veterinarian of the competent Veterinary Service of the Municipality and, where not established, by a veterinarian of
the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Veterinary Medicine Regional Unity. Supervision and control is carried out on the basis of risk analysis.
The concern for the education of these people is the relevant Municipality. "
4. (a) The stray pet animals collected shall be channeled into existing shelters for stray pet animals, in municipal veterinary or, in exceptional cases, in private vets which have the appropriate infrastructure
and may temporarily and for a reasonable period of time the animals to be treated, until their recovery, are subjected to a veterinary examination, are sterilized, marked electronically as stray and recorded
on the online web site.
(b) If the veterinary examination reveals that they are injured or have a curable disease, they are subjected to the appropriate treatment.
(c) If the veterinary examination reveals that they are pet animals or that they are suffering from an incurable disease or that they are totally incapable of self-retention due to old age or disability and
that their retention in life is manifestly contrary to their welfare rules and deny their animal welfare associations area to take care, supervision and the process of their adoption, are subjected to euthanasia. "
5. Stray pet animals that are collected and found by their marking that they have an owner who has declared or neglected to declare their loss are returned to him.
6. Stunted pet animals that are collected and found to be healthy or have been repaired, and those derived from tradition by their owner may be adopted by adult humans or by lawfully operated animal
associations and unions.
7. In any case, the pet animals adopted shall be directly marked electronically and recorded on the Internet Online Database with full details of the provisional and final
their owner and subjected to deparasification and vaccination. When an animal is delivered for adoption, the "Declaration of Adoption of an animal by a landlord" is signed between
the person responsible for the shelter or the animal breeders association and the new owner, in accordance with the Model "Animal Adoption Declaration"
of Annex 4.
8. In the case of adoption of stray pet animals by an interested new owner who is not a resident of Greece, adoption shall be by direct delivery to the new owners concerned
provided the animals have been neutered, marked and recorded on the online web site with the full details of their interim holder and the full details of the new owner arising from an
official documentary evidence. It is forbidden to keep these animals in shelters outside Greece.
9. Pet animals less than five (5) months old that have not been adopted remain temporarily in the animal shelters maintained by the Municipalities or Inter-municipal Centers and the
cooperative societies and associations working with these bodies until the age of five (5) months, having the necessary veterinary care. Pets that have not been adopted and are considered
to be healthy on the advice of a veterinarian are relocated directly to their own environment within the administrative boundaries of the Municipality that were collected after having been checked
for being electronically marked and recorded and having been subjected to anapparaphysiosis, and sterilization.
10. For the reintroduction of stray pet animals into the wild, the population density of stray animals in the restored area is taken into account. The responsibility for the supervision and care of the reintegrated stray
animals is shared by the Municipalities, who can even create food and water supply points for these animals, as well as the associated animal-friendly associations and associations. It is not forbidden to provide pet
food and water to stray pet animals provided that hygiene and hygiene rules are observed.
 No return to areas of hospitals, schools, sports centers, expressways, docking and boarding services in ports, airports, railway stations, fenced archaeological sites and fenced areas of the Central Market and Fisheries
Organization SA and of the Central Market of Thessaloniki SA. By decision of the five-member committee referred to in paragraph 12, rules shall be laid down to determine the density of stray animals in the area in
which they are restored and the delimitation of areas which are not allowed to be restored.
11. The sterilizations in stray pet animals, as well as their marking and registration, are made free of charge by volunteer veterinarians who have the Greek nationality or the nationality of one of the Member States of
the European Union and who assemble all the necessary conditions, in order to be able to exercise lawfully the profession of veterinary surgeon in Greece. Voluntary veterinarians moving to Chora, temporarily or occasionally,
to carry out the profession of veterinary surgeon only carry out sterilization and stray animals marking.
Veterinary volunteers for the sterilization, marking and registration of stray pet animals may be provided with the facilities of the offices of the competent Veterinary Services of the relevant Region, Regional Unity or the
Municipality or other areas belonging to the relevant Region or Municipality, provided that are available, under the supervision of the abovementioned competent services. By decision of the Minister of Rural Development
and Food, the specifications of these facilities, their equipment, the time of their disposal, the disposal procedure and any related matter are determined. For the same purpose, the premises of local private vets may also be available.
 The sterilization, marking and recording of stray pet animals can also take place in mobile facilities suitable for veterinary operations carried out by volunteer veterinarians. The mobile veterinary facilities are licensed by
the competent Veterinary Service of the relevant Regional Units in which they will operate if the requirements of the Minister for Rural Development and Food issued in accordance with paragraph 13 are met.
12. (a) Each municipality is constituted by decision of the Mayor, a five-member committee for the monitoring of the stray pet management program, the two members of which are appointed by the law-enforcement
associations and associations operating in the Municipality or in the relevant Regional Unity. The Committee shall be composed of:
 (aa) a (1) veterinarian designated by the municipality concerned, who is preferably the manager of the stray pet management plan and, in the absence thereof, another private veterinarian
 bb) One (1) dog trainer, who is a member of a legally recognized professional dog trainers association and in the absence of a representative of the relevant municipality.
 cc) One (1) representative, appointed by the relevant Municipality, with his alternate.
The Committee decides on the risk to a companion animal as defined in Article 1 (f) as it stands and addresses the problems encountered in handling stray animals. Municipalities, Regional Units and Regions
set up an information network for citizens on animals available for adoption.
(b) In the event of a dispute over the danger of a pet stray or the necessity of euthanasia in a stray animal
the final decision is taken by a special scientific committee that is constituted in each Municipality by decision of the Mayor and consists of:
(aa) a veterinarian of the veterinary service of the relevant Regional Unity with his alternate,
 bb) a private veterinarian legally practicing the profession in Chora and operating in the area of ​​jurisdiction of the Municipality or adjacent Municipality with his deputy,
 cc) a veterinarian who legally exercises the profession in Chora and cooperates with the animal welfare club that operates in the area of ​​jurisdiction of the Municipality or adjacent Municipality with its deputy.
In the case of an aggressive animal, the Municipality may request the opinion of a dog trainer who is a member of a legally recognized dog trainers association. "
13. By decision of the Minister of Rural Development and Food, issues concerning the authorized euthanasia methods, the operating conditions of mobile veterinary facilities, stray pet animals, as well as any
other relevant issues are regulated.
14. By decision of the Ministers of the Interior and Rural Development and Food, the additional terms and conditions for the granting by the competent Region to municipalities, associations of municipalities and
under the supervision of the Municipalities, to approved approved associations and associations, establishment and operation permit shelters of pet animals, the terms and conditions that pet dog shelters must meet
for their operation and all relevant issues. "
15. By a decision of the Ministers of Finance, Interior and Rural Development and Food, the Municipality and the associations of Municipalities, which are subsidized for the establishment and operation of a shelter
for stray pet animals and for the implementation of the management of stray pet animals, the amount, procedure and the conditions for payment of financial aid and any other relevant issue. "
 
Article 10
Moving and transporting pet animals
 1. The movement and transport of pet animals shall be governed by the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the animal health requirements
applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals and amending Council Directive 92/65 / EEC ", of Commission Regulation (EU) No 388/2010 of 6 May 2010 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22
December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport ', and by the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 184/1996 (A 137).
2. Without prejudice to more favorable regulations of the Road Traffic Code or the Regulations of the Mass Media, the transport of small pet animals to all road, rail and
fixed-way public transport, taxi and passenger ships, provided that the animals are placed in a safe transport cage and are accompanied by the owner or the keeper.
'Aid dogs, provided they have a carry strap, may be carried on the means of transport, without a crate and without a gyroplane, whatever their size.'
3. Passenger craft shall be provided with clean cages protected against adverse weather conditions for the transport of large pet animals
4. Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to movements or transfers carried out by straw crews and animal transport contractors referred to in Article 9 to and from veterinary, veterinary clinics and shelters within the Territory.
 
Article 11
Prevent the access of stray animals to waste and the recovery of dead animals
1. Slaughterhouse operators, butchers, hospitals, camps, campsites, food outlets, mass caterers and general sanitary facilities shall be required to take appropriate measures to prevent pet stray access to the waste
of their establishments.
2. Services which, in accordance with the provisions in force, are responsible for the cleanliness of the roads of the national, provincial and urban networks, have a direct obligation to move away from the roads and
pavements dead animals and to ensure their incineration or landfill in accordance with national and Community regulations. Animal pet incinerators are also established and operated by Municipalities and Liaison Offices.
3. The disposal of dead pet animals such as incineration and landfill shall be carried out in accordance with applicable national and Union legislation. "
 
Article 12
Prohibition of the use of any kind of animal in any type of spectacle and other related activities
1. It is forbidden to keep any type of animal in a circus or in a theater with a varied program if these animals are used in any way and for any purpose in their program, perform or parade or appear to the public.
2. It is forbidden to keep any type of animal in recreational toys, caravan parks, music concerts, shows, festivals or other artistic or entertainment events if the animals are used in any way and for any purpose in their program.
2.a. Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 7, it shall be prohibited to use an animal in an open public display for the purpose of obtaining an economic advantage. "
3. It is forbidden to rearing, training or using animals for any type of duel. The breeding and use of dogs and cats for the production of fur, leather, meat or for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals or other substances
is also prohibited.
 
Article 13
Exceptions
1. The prohibitions provided for in Article 12 (1) and (2)
 legitimate zoos, aquariums, livestock shops, wildlife care centers, game farms and development and promotion exhibitions in the livestock and agricultural sectors, subject to specific
provisions, are excluded, provided that they are also above mentioned spaces are not performed any kind of performances, with the participation of animals, except for performances
of equestrian skills and conducting riding sports, including obstacle jumping, cavalry and horse riding triathlon. "
2. The provisions of Article 12 shall apply without prejudice to Article 7 as well as to the specific provisions concerning horse racing and horse racing.
 
Article 14
Competent authority
The competent authority for the implementation of article 12 is the Local Authorities, which issues the license for the operation or the event according to article 81 of Law 3463/2006.
 
Article 15
Affirmation
1. In cases where licensing is required for speculative, entertainment or artistic, music or festive or other arts or other related artistic or entertainment events or programs as referred to in Article 12, the applicant
for a permit shall submit to the competent the licensing authority and a responsible declaration of Law 1599/1986 that it does not keep animals at its premises for use in any way in the program or in the event, subject
to the exceptions mentioned referred to in Article 13.
2. The competent authority referred to in Article 14 shall have the right to make an on-the-spot check at the place of establishment of the undertaking at any time, before or after the issue of the license, to ascertain
whether the provisions of this Act are complied with. During the audit, the authority may request assistance from the police if it deems it necessary. The company must assist the authority during the audit. In the
event of a refusal, the authorization is not granted or, if it has already been granted, is withdrawn.
3. The principle of Article 14 is also responsible for receiving and examining complaints from third parties, individuals or unions about breaches of the provisions of Article 12 of this Law. In the event of a complaint,
the authority is required to undergo direct on-site inspection no later than the next business day.
 
Article 16
Animal abuse
a. Without prejudice to specific cases of existing Community and national legislation and to the provision in the third subparagraph of Article 9 (4), torture, ill-treatment,
maltreatment of any type of animal and any act of violence against it , such as poisoning, hanging, drowning, burning, crushing and mutilation. The sterilization of the animal as well as any other
veterinary practice for therapeutic purposes is not considered amputation.
b. It is prohibited, except in the case of films and in general audio-visual teaching material, to sell, trade and present - to distribute on the Internet any audiovisual material such as
video or other cinematographic or photographic material depicting any act of an animal and sexual intercourse animals or between animals and humans for the purpose of the gain or sexual
satisfaction of persons attending or participating in them. The above prohibition also includes the case of the dueling between animals.
c. In case of injury of a pet in a traffic accident, the person responsible for the act is obliged to immediately notify the relevant Municipality in order to provide the injured animal with the
necessary veterinary care.
 
Article 17
Preparation and implementation of programs for the prevention and control of zoonoses
1. Prevention and treatment of diseases transmitted by animals to humans or other animals of the same or another species shall be carried out by specific programs drawn
up by the Directorate-General for Veterinary Medicine of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and implemented by the veterinary local government services.
2. If an outbreak of rabies occurs in an animal, the Directorate-General for Veterinary Medicine may take additional measures either in a specific area of ​​the country or
throughout the Territory other than those provided for by Laws 1197/1981 and 2017/1992.
3. The Minister of Rural Development and Food determines the veterinary health rules and conditions concerning the prevention of the risk of invasion of the country or
the escape of epizootic diseases.
 
Article 17a
Dealing with leishmaniasis
1. Leading dogs diagnosed with leishmaniasis (Leishmania spp) by a veterinarian who have confirmed their irreversible course by laboratory tests, taking into account
the animal health and welfare rules and the potential risk to the public health, from the presence of phlebotomes - transmitters of the above disease, are subject to euthanasia,
with the consent of the owner. In the absence of euthanasia, following the advice of the veterinarian and with the responsibility of the owners of the predominant dogs,
all the supportive therapeutic and preventive measures are taken, because the disease is classified as a compulsory declaration, according to p. 41/2006 (A 44) and is
mandatory to be entered in the register of compulsory declaration diseases to be kept by each veterinarian.
2. In all stray dogs, irrespective of the clinical picture, which is under the protection of animal welfare associations or municipalities, if dogs are in animal shelters or are free, respectively,
serological testing is required to detect antibody titer against Leishmania spp in the first recovery procedure and before any other medical treatment such as care or sterilization. If the result is positive:
(a) If confirmed by the veterinarian with additional blood tests, its irreversible course, taking into account the animal health and welfare rules and the potential public health risk,
from the presence of Leishmania spp. in euthanasia. 
(b) If, following a veterinarian's opinion, the clinical picture and the haematological and parasitological examinations allow treatment, the dogs must be kept indoors throughout the treatment.
Treatment is defined by the vet, according to the proposed therapeutic protocols, using approved pharmaceutical formulations by the National Medicines Agency or the European Medicines Agency.
Under the responsibility of animal welfare associations or municipalities or municipalities, depending on whether the dogs are in animal shelters or free, strictly recorded the animals being treated, all the test
documents are kept and the responsibility for full treatment and taking appropriate preventive measures to protect public health.
If dogs are given to contractors, obligatory written notification of the contractor is required for the antibody titre, and then the contractor is required to take responsibility in writing for appropriate treatment under the
control of the animal welfare association or the municipality.
Veterinary examination and antibody titre against Leishmania spp are required every six months to assess the course of the disease, observing all the laboratory tests.
In any event, all of the above documents must be available to the Veterinary Directorates of the Regions for inspection. "
 
Article 18
Education, training, promotion of animal welfare
1. The competent departments of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, in cooperation with other bodies, shall ensure: a) the organization of training seminars and the
promotion of information and training programs for persons who own or own pet animals and those involved in the breeding, education, trade and care of such animals and to
inform local communities and groups about the content of animal welfare provisions;
(b) c a promotion, awareness and development of the idea of ​​caring for animals in kindergartens and schools events, lectures, screenings, seminars dealing and handling of
stray animals and other appropriate educational programs.
2. By joint decision of the Ministers for Finance and Rural Development and Food, the activities referred to in the preceding paragraphs may be financed and the terms
and conditions for such funding defined.
 
Article 19
Additional animal protection provisions
1. By order of the competent prosecutor, temporarily or definitively the pet or other category animal is temporarily or permanently removed from the possession of the offender in accordance with the provisions
of Article 5 (1)
(a), (b) and (c) and Article 16, and the animal is delivered to the shelter of stray animals of the competent municipality or to an animal health organization or association concerned.
If the treatment of the animal is particularly cruel and cruel and has caused particular pain or fear to the animal, removal is definitive. The prosecutor may also by order prohibit the acquisition of another animal
by the offender.
2. The competent Public Prosecutor, when dealing with a publication or a complaint, may, on an on-the-spot check, establish the conditions prevailing in any pet or pet food shelter and if they do not comply with
the provisions of Article 9 and the Specific Provisions , governing their operation, with an interim order, to determine the measures to be taken by the owner of the shelter or farm and the time within which he must comply.
 
Article 20
Criminal sanctions
 1. The unlawful marketing of pet animals under the terms of this law (Article 6 (1) and Article 10 (1)) shall be punishable by a term of imprisonment of at least one year and a fine of five thousand (5,000)
to fifteen thousand ) euro.
 2. The offenders of the provisions of Article 5 (1) (c) and (e), paragraphs (c) and (d) of Article 6 (3), Article 6 (4) 16 are punished by imprisonment of at least one year and a fine of five thousand (5,000)
to fifteen thousand (15,000) euros. "
 3. Infringements of the provisions of Article 12 shall be punished by imprisonment of up to two years and by a fine of five thousand (5,000) to fifteen thousand (15,000) euros.
4. Offenders of the provision of Article 5 (8) (b) and theft of any pet shall be punished by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to three
(3,000) euros, while theft of a hunting dog or helper dog is punished by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of five thousand (5,000) up to eight thousand (8,000) euros.
4.a. Infringements of the provisions of Articles 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 of Law 2017/1992 (A 31) shall be punishable by the penalties provided for in paragraph 2. "
 5. In the cases of the previous paragraphs, a report of a certificate of infringement, drawn up by a competent authority and sent on the same day to the competent Municipality for the imposition of the
prescribed administrative penalties and fines.
6. In the event of recidivism, the financial penalties provided for in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall be doubled.
 
Article 21
Administrative sanctions and fines
 Administrative penalties and fines imposed for breaches of the provisions of this law are listed in the following table.
 
PANEL
Administrative sanctions and fines
In case of breach of the provisions of the present regulation, the following fines are imposed:
1. Non-application by the owner, keeper or keeper of the animals, of their protection and welfare rules and their failure to comply with the specific requirements of
Article 1, in order to ensure that they are respected. (Article 1 (b)). FACILITY 500 €
 2. Failure to timely mark and record the pet or report the loss of pet. (Article 4 (7) Article 5 (1) (a) FINISH 300 €
3. Failure to comply with animal welfare rules or veterinary examination of the animal. (Article 5 (1) (c) FACILITY 500 €
 4. Not having an up-to-date health booklet and not having an up-to-date passport when traveling abroad or any change of owner or temporary holder (Article 5 (1) (c) and (d)
FINISH 300 €
5. Abandonment of the animal without observing the provisions of Article 5 (1) (b) and (e) and avoidance of sterilization without observing the provisions of Article 5 (1) (g).
Article 5 (1) (b) and (e) and (g) FINISH 300 €
6. Absence of valid anti-rabies vaccination and non-placement of the metal badge or failure to directly clean the environment from animal faeces. Article 5 par. (a) and (f)
FINISH 100 €
 7. Failure to present to the relevant Municipality the copy of the electronic identification certificate.Article 5 paragraph 1 paragraph h) FINISH 300 €
8. Failure to comply with the rules for safe dog walking or dog damage or failure to take measures to prevent the dog from leaving the owner / keeper / sister / guard.Article 5
paragraphs 2 and 3 FINISH 300 €
 9. Do not have an updated passport / health booklet of the hunting dog on any movement of the animal. Article 5 (4) FINISH 300 €
 10. Publishing and / or stamping of pet announcements for adoption or free sale or sale on a brochure, brochure or website without reference to their electronic markings. Article 5 (7)
FINISH 300 €
11. Entry into the Greek territory of a pet that has no electronic markings. Article 5 (8) (a) FINISH 300 €
12. Removing the electronic marker from the owner or other person or the veterinarian. and removal of the veterinarian's license. Article 5 (8) (b) FINISH 3,000 €
13. Breeding, breeding or sale of pet animals for commercial purposes without a permit.Article 6 (1) FINISH 3,000 €
14. Failure to mark and register the breed, breed or for sale of dogs and cats. Article 6 (1)  FINISH 3,000 €
15. Selling pet animals less than 8 weeks of age and selling dogs and cats to open-air public places, including outdoor markets. Article 6 (3) (a) and (b) FINAL € 1,000 per animal sold.
16. Accommodation of pet animals intended for breeding, breeding or selling for commercial purposes in an inappropriate area, non-compliance with welfare rules, safety and the provision
of appropriate veterinary care. Article 6 (1)  FINISHING 2,000 €
17. Failure to keep up-to-date health records / pet passports intended for breeding, breeding or sale for commercial purposes. Article 6 (1) FINISH 1.000 € for the first animal plus
10% for each subsequent.
18. Failure to keep registers for each female breeding animal at breeding premises available at any time for inspection. Article 6 (1) FINISH 1.000 € for the first animal plus 10% for each subsequent.
19. Rearing for commercial purposes, even of a breeding female without a rearing license. Article 6 (1) FINISH 1.000 € for the first animal plus 10% for each subsequent.
20. Fertilization of female breeding dogs before the second cycle of the ovary, however, before nine months have elapsed since the last parturition. Article 6 (1)
FINISH 1.000 € for the first animal plus 10% for each subsequent.
 21. Introduction and marketing of mutilated dogs. Article 6 (3) (c) FINISH 1,000 € per animal
22. Reproduction of mutilated animals Article 6 (3) (d) FINISH 1,000 € per animal
23. Organize pet exposure without permission. Article 7 (1) FINE € 5,000 per day of event.
24. Inducement of fear or pain in a pet during an outbreak or failure to directly supervise a pet during an outbreak or failure to use a thruster or removal from a pet
the appearance of an offspring showing aggressive behavior. Article 7 (2) FINISH 1,000 € per animal
25. (a) Failure to label and record a pet animal participating in an exhibition; or (b) to produce a truncated animal for participation in an exhibition and acceptance by the person organizing it.
Article 7 (3) and 4 FINISH 1,000 € per animal
26. Failure to keep up-to-date health records / pet passports participating in an exhibition. Article 7 (3)  FINISH 1.000 € for the first animal plus 10% for each subsequent.
27. (a) Failure to comply with welfare rules, sanitary provisions and police provisions on shared animal welfare kept in single-family homes and apartments,
       (b) Keeping more than two pets in a apartment building where the Regulation prohibits the keeping of pet animals. Article 8 (1) and (2) FINISH 500 € per animal.
28. Conservation and residence of an animal in a communal space or a garden of a block of flats. Article 8 (3) FINISH 300 € per animal.
 29. Movement or transport of up to 5 pet animals in violation of the provisions of Reg. 998/2003 and Reg. 1 / 2005.Article 10 para. FACILITY 500 €
30. Movement or transport of more than 5 pet animals in breach of the PD. 184/1996 and Reg. 1/2005. Article 10 (1) FINISH 1000 €
 31. Transport of a pet in public transport without compliance with the provisions of Article 10 (3) Article 10 (2) FINISH 300 € per animal.
32. Existence of special cages on passenger ships for the transport of large pet animals. Article 10 (3) FURTHER 5.000 €
33. Failure to take appropriate measures to prevent stray access to waste by the persons referred to in Article 11 (1). Article 11 (1) FINISH 600 €
34. Keeping an animal in a circus or theater if it is used in any way or for any purpose in its program, performs or parades or appears in public. Article 12 (1)
FINISH 20,000 € for each animal that is kept.
35. Keeping an animal in an undertaking referred to in Article 12 (2) if it is used in any way or for any purpose in its program. Article 12 (2)
FINISH 10.000 € for each animal that is kept.
36. Use of an animal in an open public exhibition with a view to obtaining economic benefits. Article 12, paragraph 2a
FINISH 5.000 € for each animal used.
37. Breeding, training and using an animal in any form of duel. Article 12 (3), first subparagraph
FINISH 10.000 € for each animal.
38. Breeding and / or using a dog or cat for the production of fur, leather, meat or for the manufacture of pharmaceutical or other substances. Article 12 (3), second subparagraph
FINISH 10.000 € for each animal.
39. Abuse, torture, maltreatment or cruel treatment of animals as well as the sale, marketing and presentation of any audiovisual material on the Internet showing any form of sexual encounter with
animals and any act of violence or killing of small animals for the purpose of profit and sexual satisfaction of people attending or participating in them.
Article 16 (a) and (b)
FINISH 30,000 € for each animal and for each occurrence.
40. Abandonment of an injured animal following a traffic accident.Article 16 (c)
FINISH 300 €
41. Any refusal or impediment to the control by the competent bodies for establishing infringements in the course of their inspection tasks and the non-
providing or providing false, incomplete and / or inaccurate information and data.
FINISH 300 €
2a. In the case of paragraph 1 of Article 8, non-compliance shall be deemed to be repeated within 10 days of the acknowledgment of the infringement.
b. In the event of a repeat offense, the above fines shall be doubled each time, and the offenders of Articles 6, 7 and 12 shall be deprived of the authorization for a period of one month to one year.
3. Competent bodies to ascertain violations of this law shall be those referred to in Article 1 herein. "
4. When the violation has been ascertained the competent administrative body shall be certified on site by the appropriate administrative fine and a copy of the certificate of the violation shall be sent to
the veterinary department of the local authority where it is not established at the Agricultural Development Office of the Municipality or the Directorate of Agricultural Economy Veterinary Committee of
the relevant Regional Unity, for the imposition of the established fine.
5. The offender shall have the right to appear in person or to submit a document within five working days to the Head of the Veterinary Service of the place of residence
and where it has not been established by the Head of the Agricultural Development Office of the local authority or the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Veterinary Affairs of the
relevant Regional Unity in order to raise his objections. The decision, which addresses the objections, must be fully justified by reference to the specific facts and figures.
6. If no objections are raised or rejected, the administrative fine shall be rectified by the Head of the Authority and shall be paid in half within ten days of the acknowledgment of the violation. If the above
deadline is not observed, the administrative fine shall be paid to the beneficiary. without a deduction, within two (2) months of its confirmation.
7. The fines for the administrative violations, which have not been paid within two (2) months, shall be confirmed after the above mentioned two-month period, within a period of three (3) months, by the
respective Local Authorities. to the competent tax office. of the offender. The confirmation of these fines is made by the drafting and sending of financial lists, according to the provisions of article 58 of
the Presidential Decree. 16/1989, are entered in the Special Code of Income of the State Budget and the amounts received, after deduction of the collection costs, are attributed for four months to the
Ministry of Interior, which distributes them to the Local Authorities. on the basis of allocation coefficients determined by decision of the Minister of the Interior, issued following a proposal of the Central
Union of Municipalities of Greece. These amounts are available exclusively for the improvement of municipal shelters and veterinary surgeries and for the costs arising from the application of this law.
8. In the event of a persistent breach, the competent authority stating it shall set a reasonable time for its removal and if the offender fails to comply, it shall impose a new fine after each new attestation
of the infringement.
9. By common decision of the Ministers of Finance, Internal Affairs and Rural Development and Food, the specific issues concerning the manner and procedure of collecting, distributing and adjusting
the fines, as well as any other relevant issues, are determined.
 
Article 22
Final and transitional provisions
 1. The provisions of this Law are without prejudice to other provisions of laws or international conventions which have been ratified by law and provide for greater protection for any species of animal.
Nor do the provisions of the Hunting Act (Decree 86/1969), as in force at the time, are also affected.
2. Where the provisions of this Law refer to electronic tagging of pet animals, it is understood that dogs and cats are marked.
3. Annexes 1 to 5, which refer to the provisions of this Law, form an integral part thereof.
4. Circuses, clubs with a variety of programs or similar undertakings with a similar object, operating permanently or occasionally in Greece and holding animals for the purpose of using them in their
events or including in their program representations with any participation of any kind of animal, comply with the provisions of this law within seven months of its entry into force, otherwise its authorization
shall be withdrawn and the prescribed administrative and penal sanctions bis.
5. Within two years of the publication of this law, any municipality or neighboring or cooperative municipalities of shelters of wild animals shall be established and operating.
 
Article 23
Discontinued provisions
From the entry into force of this law, the provisions of Articles 1 to 13 of Law 3170/2003 shall be repealed with the exception of Article 7 (6), as well as any other general or special provision regulating
matters of that law differently or contrary to in its provisions.
 
Article 24
1. The third article of v. 3495/2006 (A 215) "Ratification of the new revised text of the International Plant Protection Convention" is reiterated in Article Fifth.
2. Among the second and fifth articles, two articles are inserted as follows:
"Third PartyOfficial National Plant Protection OrganizationThe official national plant protection organization for the implementation of the International Plant Protection Convention of this Act is the
Directorate for the Protection of Agricultural Production of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
Article fourth
Authorization
For the implementation of the International Plant Protection Convention this Act shall be determined by a Presidential Decree, issued on a proposal by the Minister of Rural Development and Food and,
where appropriate, a co-competent Minister and following a recommendation by the Directorate for the Protection of Crop Production:
(a) Phytosanitary inspection services and points of entry, their responsibilities, plant health inspectors and their duties, official laboratories for the analysis of official samples and their operating specifications.
(b) The terms and conditions for the application of international specifications and standards, in accordance with the
Article X (4) of the International Plant Protection Convention of this Act.
(c) Fees and charges, fees payable, services rendered, in respect of which payment is to be made.
d) Any other necessary technical and detailed matter for the implementation of the International Convention of this Act. "
 
Article 25
Article 17 of v. 2637/3998, as amended, was superseded and supplemented by paragraph 5 of Article 24 of Law 2945/2001, paragraph 6 of the article
29 of Law 3147/2003 and paragraph 4 of Article 19 of Law 3170/2003, shall be replaced by the following:
«1. The Legal Service of OPEKEPE is carried out by the lawyers referred to in article 23, paragraph b of this law.
2. OPEKEPE provides legal assistance from the Special Community Office of the State Legal Council operating at the Ministry of Rural Development and Food. The consultative work is given
following questions from the Minister of Rural Development and Food on issues of Community law.
3. At OPEKEPE, OPEKEPE is recommended by a decision of the Minister of Rural Development and Food, following a proposal by the chairman of OPEKEPE, a joint legal and legal support
committee in order to provide legal assistance: a) for the immediate solution of the issues that arise during the operation of OPE-KEPE , as an accredited Paying Agency and to avoid financial
corrections to the detriment of the Hellenic Republic; and (b) for the legislative elaboration of regulatory acts and conventions. For the functioning of the Commission, the remainder,
the provisions of article 21 par. 2 of Law 4024/2011 (A.
226). The operating committee in question is abolished as of 30.9.2011. Any compensation paid by
31.3.2011 until 30.9.2011 not searched.
4. In court cases, the legal costs incurred in favor of OPEKEPE are certified by a special code and collected by the competent tax authority and subsequently attributed to OPEKEPE.
5. OPEKEPE enjoys all the procedural and defects of the State and its judiciary
the State Tax Code applies.
6. Expenditure for the OEDEPE staff's off-site transfers made prior to the entry into force of this law do not fall within the scope of paragraph 8 of Article 45 of Law 3943/2011. Article 45,
paragraph 8, of Law No. 3943/2011 (A66) will not apply to OTEKEEP's outbound travel expenses related to on-site physical checks which are required under Community Regulations to
be carried out by the OPEKEPE.
7. Any other general or specific provision dealing with matters governed by this provision shall be abolished. "
 
Article 26
Entry into force
This Law shall enter into force upon its publication in the Government Gazette.
 
Athens, February 2, 2012
THE PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRACY
KAROLOS GR. PAPOULIAS

 

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