Giorgos Balias

Assistant Professor (elected)-Environmental Policy

Department of Geography
Harokopio University
70 El. Venizelou Str., Kallithea- Athens
Post Box: 17671

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Bachelor of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1977)

PhD Environmental Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2008)

Research Interests

Environmental Impact Assessment
Human Rights and Environment
Climate change
Waste management
Environmental Liability
Environmental Governance

Books and edited books (selection)

Regulation of GMOs: Law and governance for a new technology, Athens, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2011, pp. XVII+215.

Environmental Risk: Interplay between Science, Law, and Policy, Athens, Ed. A. Sakkoulas, 2009, pp. XLIV+587.

The precautionary principle in International, E.U. and Comparative Law, Athens, Ed. A. Sakkoulas, 2005, pp. 560.

Recent publications in refereed journals (selection)

Directive 2008/98/EC on waste: A chance for a European Recycling Society? (forthcoming 2013).

The ECJ’s and Council of State’s Acheloos river decisions: A critical review, Nomiko Vima, 60 (10), 2012, pp. 2231-2242.

The Environmental liability Directive , Efimerida Dioikitikou Dikaiou, 4/2010, pp. 528-555.

International and European regulations of Protected Marine Areas, Perivallon kai Dikaio, 3/2010, pp. 439-450.

The Habitats Directive and environmental impact assessment, Nomiko Vima, 58 (2) 2010, pp. 309-330.

The Relationship between EC and national regulations concerning the GMOs: The Greek case study (August 2006),

Seeds of Distrust: The Coexistence of Genetically Modified and Conventional or Organic Crops in Greece, European Environmental Law Review, Vol. 14(12), 2005, pp 318-325.


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