Mediation introduced into the Greek legal system

Law 3898/2010, in force as of 16-12-2010, implements Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters and institutes national mediation procedures, as an alternative dispute resolution procedure. The scope of the law covers all private law disputes, provided that the parties involved have the power to determine and decide freely on the matter under dispute and that they agree to resort to mediation.