The Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works announced the signing of Presidential Decree regarding the integration of the EU Directive 2004/35/EC. This integration leads to the organization of the legal framework regarding the implementation of the principle “the polluter pays”, setting procedures and measures for the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. This act follows the reference of Greece by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice last summer for non compliance with the EU Directive.