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  • Two important legal developments regarding questions related directly with religious affairs in Greece have taken place from April 2014 until November 2014 :

- Law 4301 concerning the ‘Organization of the legal form of the religious communities and their unions in Greece’. The Law establishes a new legal form, that of ‘religious personality’ under private law, for those religious communities, which do not enjoy legal personality under public law (i.e. the Orthodox Church, the Jewish and Muslim communities). The Law also stipulates the absolute freedom of internal administration for the communities under the legal status of ‘religious personality’, as well as the procedure for acquiring it from the judicial authorities ; it regulates the framework for their financial administration and for religious buildings and institutions as well. Last but not least, the Law recognizes the Roman Catholic, the Coptic, the Ethiopian, the Armenian, the Anglican and other Churches as ‘religious personalities under private law’ putting an end to a lasting problem in Greek legislation (For more details see).

- Law 4283 provides important tax, financial and administrative privileges for the Monastic Community of Mount Athos (more details here).

D 28 novembre 2014    AKonstantinos Papastathis

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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