Τhe greek regulatory policy is a long lasting reform that has just last scored a goal: A law has just been enacted setting the better regulation principles and prescribing the procedures to be followed for a better regulatory environment. The story of that reform may at the end look to be on the right track, but it took so long to happen that lets a bitter taste. Regulatory policy may be defined broadly as an explicit, dynamic, and consistent “whole of government” policy to pursue high quality regulation.
Regulatory reform emerged in Greece mainly in response to external pressures. In particular, it was a result of European Union membership. In 2001, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development conducted an in-depth review of Regulatory Reform in Greece, and made some policy recommendations. This report has been instrumental in raising awareness, and furthermore, has served as a reference to the Universities and the National School of Public Administration, which is the main pool of executives for the state bureaucracy.