Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Greece's Criminal Code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision for hate crimes. The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the State Security headquarters of the Greek Police collect hate crime data.
In a letter to the Ministries of Interior and Justice following his visit to Greece, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe stressed the need to enhance the implementation of hate crime laws and to collect and analyze hate crime data more systematically.
The meeting of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers – Ministers' Deputies at its 1302nd session welcomed the adoption of new Greek hate crime legislation and encouraged the examination of racist motivation in the early stages of criminal proceedings, and invited the authorities to provide comparison between the numbers of reported, prosecuted and adjudicated hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Greece has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.