Greece is committed to all relevant international protocols, agreements and EU legislation, actively encouraging best oil practices. Recently Greece adopted the 2013/30/EC Off Shore Safety Directive (Greek Law 4409/2016). The protection of the commercial and tourist activities and of the environmental heritage are goals to positively involve the local communities.
In accordance with the EU Directive 2001/42/EC, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report is required for each area of interest, describing and evaluating the likely significant effects on the environment while implementing hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation activities. Licensees are bound to follow and comply with the results and recommendations of SEA.