Article 6
Terms, conditions and restrictions concerning the provision of aids

15. Terms, conditions and restrictions on the appli-cation of aids to investments and/or equipment leas-ing programs of i) technology development and indus-trial design undertakings ii) undertakings (laborato-ries) of applied industrial, energy, mining, farming, livestock and fish farming research under passage (ii) of sub-instance 1 of instance (e) of para. 3, article 5, as well as to investments and/or equipment leasing programs of such laboratories made by eligible under-takings under passage (vii) of sub-instance 2 of in-stance (e) of para. 3, article 5.
They shall be designated as such by virtue of a rele-vant opinion of the Special Experts Committee of the G.G.E.T. of the Ministry of Development within a (1) month from the dispatch of the investment or program file to the competent Department of the G.G.E.T.
16. Terms, conditions and restrictions on the appli-cation of aids to investments and/or leasing programs of environmental and energy related equipment under passages (v) and (vi) of sub-instance 1 of instance (e) of para. 3, article 5.
(a) In case of investments or equipment leasing pro-grams related to energy saving, aids shall be provided on condition that the investment or program does not pertain to manufacturing equipment but rather to driv-ing/operating equipment and installations of the plant, and that a decrease of at least 10% in energy con-sumption shall result from such investment or pro-gram.
(b) In case of investments or equipment leasing pro-grams related to environment protection, restriction of ground, underground, water and air pollution, restora-tion of natural environment and water recycling, they shall be designated by virtue of an opinion of the Min-istry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, within a (1) month from the dispatch of the file to the competent department of the Ministry above, should it be deemed necessary by the department competent for the evaluation of the investment or pro-gram.
(c) In case of investments or programs under pas-sage (vi) of sub-instances 1 and 2 of instance (e) of para. 3, article 5, they shall be designated by virtue of an opinion of the General Secretariat for Energy of the Ministry of Development, within a (1) month from the dispatch of the file to the competent department of the General Secretariat for Energy.
17. Terms, conditions and restrictions on the appli-cation of the grant to manufacturing undertakings in-vestments concerning innovative products , as well as the introduction of innovations to the manufacturing process, under instance (f) of para. 3, article 5.
They shall be designated as such by virtue of an opinion of the Special Experts Committee of the G.G.E.T. of the Ministry of Development within a (1) month from the dispatch of the investment file to the competent Department of the G.G.E.T.
The examination criteria and procedures adopted by the G.G.E.T. for the designation of products as inno-vative and of investments as innovations to the manu-facturing process shall be stipulated by the joint deci-sion under paragraph 12 above.
18. Terms, conditions and restrictions on the appli-cation of grant and interest subsidy and equipment leasing subsidy to investments and/or leasing pro-grams concerning the establishment or expansion of hotel facilities, under instance (a) of para. 3, article 5.
a. By virtue of joint decision of the Ministers of Na-tional Economy, Development and Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, which shall be issued every two years and may not be amended dur-ing this period, areas of Greece where there is high concentration of tourist activity may be defined. Grants and interest subsidy as well as leasing subsidy do not apply to such areas for the establishment or expansion of hotel facilities. A similar decision, issued every two years and may not be amended during this period, may specify all parts of Area B where there is lack of tourist beds or tourist beds of certain classes and operating forms, which are eligible for the grant and interest subsidy and/or equipment leasing subsidy applicable to Area C for the establishment or expan-sion of hotel facilities.
b. Investments and/or equipment leasing programs for the establishment or expansion of hotel facilities may be aided only if they are implemented in:
I. integrated Tourist Development Areas (P.O.T.A.);
II. parts of the aided areas of Greece not included in the joint decision under (a) above. In order for the aid to establish or expand hotel facilities in such parts of Greece to be possible, it is also imperative that: (a) the investment and/or equipment leasing program shall be implemented in a tourist-recreation zone, des-ignated as such on the criteria of the spatial or urban planning policy and (b) the required appropriate infra-structure shall be ensured for the efficient and effec-tive operation of the hotel facility. The concurrence of such prerequisites shall be established -as per case- by special opinion of the H.N.T.O., issued by such or-ganisation and produced to the competent Private In-vestments Department upon submission of the appli-cation for eligibility.

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