Bilateral Agreements and Cooperation Protocols in Force

Bilateral Agreements and Cooperation Protocols in Force
 

Bulgaria – Greece

  • It was signed in Haskovo, Bulgaria, on April 23, 1989 and ratified by Law 1926/1991 (Official Government Gazette 16A/ 15-02-1991) entitled “Ratification of the agreement between the governments of the Hellenic Republic and People’s Republic of Bulgaria for the early notification of nuclear accident and exchange of information for nuclear plants”.
  • Entry into force: 20-12-1991.
  • Content: exchange of information on the operation of nuclear plants, notification of nuclear accident; the competent authority is the Greek Atomic Energy Commission.

U.S.A - Greece

  • It was signed in Athens on January 9, 2001, and ratified by Law 3073/2002 (Official Government Gazette 295A/ 04-12-2002) entitled “Ratification of the Intention’s Protocol between the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and E-Governance / General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Hellenic Republic and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the USA on the cooperation in prevention and response to natural and technological disasters”.
  • Entry into force: 04-12-2002 (day of publication in the OGG).
  • Content: cooperation actions in the field of prevention and response to natural and technological disasters, exchange of operators of emergencies for further familiarization, training and exercises’ observation, exchange of information, scientific and technical cooperation.

Cyprus – Greece

  • It was signed in Nicosia on January 23-24, 1997 and ratified by Law 2626/1998 (Official Government Gazette 149A/ 06-07-1998) entitled “Ratification of the Cooperation Protocols in the fields of Local Administration, Defense Policy and Civil Protection and Public Administration between the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and E-Governance of the Hellenic Republic and the Ministries of Interior and Finances of the Republic of Cyprus”.
  • Entry into force: 17-07-2006.
  • Content: it generally refers to the need for cooperation within the legal framework of Civil Protection and the joint action in cases of emergency.

Malta – Greece

  • It was signed in Valletta on May 24, 2001 and ratified by Law 3081/2002 (Official Government Gazette 315A/ 16-12-2002) entitled “Ratification of the Agreement between the government of the Hellenic Republic and the government of Malta in the field of Civil Protection”.
  • Entry into force: 08-04-2003.
  • Content: general cooperation in the field of Civil Protection, cooperation in prevention and response to the effects caused by disasters and major accidents.

Hungary - Greece

  • It was signed in Budapest on September 12, 2000 and ratified by Law 2998/2002 (Official Government Gazette 70A/ 08-04-2002) entitled “Ratification of the Agreement between the government of the Hellenic Republic and the government of the Hungarian Republic on the cooperation and mutual assistance offer in the field of prevention and elimination of the effects of natural and man-made disasters and serious accidents”.

Ukraine – Greece

  • It was signed in Athens on February 21, 2000 and ratified by Law 2950/2001 (Official Government Gazette 246A/ 22-10-2001) entitled “Ratification of the Agreement between the government of the Hellenic Republic and the Ministerial Council of Ukraine on the cooperation in the field of prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and the elimination of its effects”.
  • Entry into force: 14-11-2002.
  • Content: prevention, response and elimination of the effects caused by natural and man-made disasters.

Russia – Greece

  • It was signed in Athens on February 21, 2000 and ratified by Law 2951/2001 (Official Government Gazette 247A/ 22-10-2001) entitled “ Ratification of the Agreement between the government of the Hellenic Republic and the government of the Russian Federation on the cooperation in the field of prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters”.
  • Entry into force: 19-06-2002.
  • Content: cooperation in the field of prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters, joint organization of meetings of experts and trainings, exchange of information, mutual assistance in tackling emergencies.

Turkey – Greece

  • It was signed in Athens on November 8, 2001 and ratified by Law 3339/2005 (Official Government Gazette 111A/10-05-2005) entitled “Ratification of the Protocol between the government of the Hellenic Republic and the government of the Turkish Republic on the establishment of the Joint Hellenic Turkish Standby Disaster Response Unit”.
  • Entry into force: 20-05-2002.
  • Content: establishment of the Joint Hellenic Turkish Standby Disaster Response Unit – structure and operation of the Unit – operational issues – training activities – import and export of means and equipment from the borders – scientific cooperation.