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Greece: Mediation Going Compulsory: And They Lived Happily Ever After?

Tuesday, 26th February 2020

"The fairytale of mediation in Greece starts in 2008. Back then, a group of forward thinkers (or disillusioned persons, depending on the angle of the view) took the first class on mediation in Greece (organised by CIArb) and a little later, they received the CIArb accreditation. A few more persons of the same mindset took the second round of CIArb training in Greece and others followed similar CEDR or other institutions’ classes abroad. This way a first corpus of (prospective) mediators was formed in this country.

It was “prospective” because very little was happening regarding mediation. The EU Mediation Directive was implemented in Greece (for the first time in 2010 – law 3898/2010) but this did not tell much. “Fortunetellers” would insist that mediation would never work in Greece and “witches” would fly around on the sticks screaming that Greeks are not “made” for mediation, since they are too litigious and aggressive…"

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Source: Meidanis Seremetakis & Associates
Language: English
Contact: Haris Meidanis

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