Legislative Framework

  • Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources 
  • Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy
  • Commission Decision 2455/2001/EC establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC7
  • Law (L) 3199/2003- Protection and Management of Waters – Transposing Directive 2000/60/EC.  (L 3199/2003 transposes Directive 2000/60 into Greek legislation.  Directive 2000/60, establishing the framework for community action in the field of water policy, has been amended several times, last in 2009 by Directive 2009/31.)
  • Commission Decision 2005/646/EC on the establishment of a register of sites to form  the intercalibration network in accordance with Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration
  • Directive 2008/105/EC on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC
  • Commission Directive 2009/90/EC laying down, pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, technical specifications for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status
  • JMD 396/2208/E130/2009 implements articles 9 and 10 of Law 1650/1986 as well as provisions of articles 4 (§1, part b), 12, and 14 of PD 51/2007, transporting Directive 2006/118/EC, regarding the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration into Greek Legislation.
  • JMD 51354/2641/Ε103/2010 - Setting Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for concentrations of certain pollutants and priority substances in surface waters in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 “on Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council”, and concentrations of specific pollutants in internal surface waters and other provisions.
  • JMD 38317/1621/Ε103/2011 - Technical specifications and minimum performance criteria of analytical methods for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status, in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2009/90/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 July 2009 “laying down, pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, technical specifications for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status”.
  • JMD 140384/2011 “Designation of the National Monitoring Network of the quality and the quantity of waters with definition of the measurement points (stations) and the bodies liable for their operation, according to article 4, paragraph 4 of L.3199/2003 (A’ 280)”.
  • JMD 1811/2011 – Establishes threshold values for concentrations of certain pollutants, groups of pollutants or indicators of pollution in groundwater, pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 3 of JMD 39626/2208/E130/2009 (B’ 2075).