Structuring a uniform pattern of the principle of proportionality in legal praxis

The paper aims to discuss the essence and the pattern of the principle of proportionality. The principle of proportionality plays a crucial role nowadays in both national constitutional – administrative law and international -european law. The scope of the paper is to suggest a uniform pattern of the principle of proportionality that does bot entail the principle of proportionality stricto sensu. The focal question is how do the courts exercise the proprtionality test. Is it possible to propose to all courts a sungle proportionality test? Before answering this question, the decisions of the ECJ, of the ECHR, the BVERFG and of the Greek Counsil of State will be taken in to consideration and discussed crtitically