Division of Greece - other areas eligible
for the enforcement of aids
1. For the enforcement of the provisions of this law, Greece shall
be divided into four (4) areas, as follows:
AREA D: It includes the departments of Xanthi, Ro-dopi and Evros,
the ETBA Industrial Estates of the Epirus region, the islands of
Greece with a population up to 3,100 inhabitants, according to the
1991 census, the islands of the North Aegean region, the island
of Thassos, the Department of the Dodecanese, except the area specified
in the Ministerial Decision of the general urban plan of the town
of Rhodes and the bor-der zone of continental Greece at a distance
of 20 km from the border, within which Municipalities and Communities
are included, whose administrative boundaries are intersected by
AREA C: It includes Regions or departments of Greece presenting
grave problems of unemployment and reduction in the active population,
except the de-partments of Attica and Thessaloniki and the depart-ments
or parts thereof included in Area D. By virtue of joint decision
of the Ministers of National Economy, Development, and Labour, which
is issued every two years and may not by amended within this time
pe-riod, regions and departments of the country are specified, where:
a. the average rate of unemployment based on the statistical data
available each time by the National Statistics Service of Greece,
for the time period of the previous four years, exceeds the average
unemploy-ment rate for the entire country during that period, by
at least one percent.
b. the country's active population appears reduced.
This area also includes the Lavreotiki Zone of the Attica Department,
as defined by virtue of joint deci-sion of the Ministers of Environment,
Physical Plan-ning and Public Works, National Economy, and Inte-rior,
no. 37349/5.11.1991 (Government Gazette 950B).
AREA B: It includes the ETBA Industrial Estate, the province of
Langadas, and the part of the Department of Thessaloniki situated
west of the River Axios, the province of Trizinia of the Attica
Department, as well as the regions, departments or parts of departments
of Greece that are not included in areas D, C, and A.
AREA A: It includes the departments of Attica and Thessaloniki,
except those parts thereof included in the other areas.
2. The decisions of the Minister of National Econ-omy, which remain
in effect for two (2) years from their date of issue, specify the
countries and specific areas thereof, to which the provision of
para. 2, article 3 shall apply, according to which grants can be
pro-vided to certain investment categories implemented in these
countries and specific areas thereof.