Article 8
Competences and aid application procedures

1. Submission of applications seeking eligibility for grant and interest subsidy and/or leasing subsidy.
(a) Subject to the provisions of instances (c) and (d) below, applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or equipment leasing programs or rescue and re-structuring business plans shall be submitted from January 1st to September 15th as follows:
(1) Applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or equipment leasing programs over Drs. 1.2 bil-lion implemented within the region of Eastern Mace-donia and Thrace, as well as investments or programs over Drs. 700 million implemented in the rest of Greece shall be submitted to the Central Office of the Ministry of National Economy. Equally, regardless of amount, investments in and/or programs for confer-ence, thalassotherapy, health tourism, ski and train-ing-sports tourism centres, marinas, golf courts and spa facilities under instance (t) of para. 1, article 3, joint venture centres of instance (p) of that paragraph, international trade companies under instance (q) of that paragraph, undertakings producing electricity from mild forms of energy under instance (b) of that paragraph, undertakings operating means of transpor-tation of people and cargo under instance (o) of that paragraph, as well as undertakings implementing in-vestments abroad under para. 2 of article 3 shall be submitted to the same Central Office. Finally, rescue and restructuring business plans under para. 2 of arti-cle 10, regardless of amount, shall also be submitted to the Central Office of the Ministry of National Econ-omy. Other categories of undertakings which shall submit applications seeking eligibility for aids regard-less of amount to the Central Office of the Ministry of National Economy shall be defined by virtue of deci-sion of the Minister of National Economy.
(2) Applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or equipment leasing programs of up to Drs. 700 million implemented within each Region, or of up to Drs. 1.2 billion in the case of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, subject to the provisions of sub-instances (1) and (3), shall be submitted to the Private Investments Departments of the Regional Authorities. In particular, applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or programs of up to seven hundred (700,000,000) mil-lion drachmas implemented within the Department of the Dodecanese, shall be submitted to the Regional Development Office of the Dodecanese of the South Aegean Region.
(3) Applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or leasing programs of craft industry equipment of up to Drs. 200 million implemented within the Region of Attica, shall be submitted to the Hellenic Organisa-tion for Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Handicraft Undertakings (EOMMEX).
(4) Applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or equipment leasing programs in excess of Drs. 3.0 billion, as well as investments or business plans in excess of Drs. 1.0 billion, provided that at least 50% of own participation comes from foreign capital, shall be submitted to the Hellenic Centre for Investment S.A. (ELKE). Three copies of the file shall then be dis-patched from ELKE to the Ministry of National Econ-omy, where it shall be determined whether such appli-cation shall be eligible for the provisions of these pre-sents.
(b) The limits of the sub-instances (1), (2), (3) and (4) above may be readjusted by virtue of decision of the Minister of National Economy.
(c) Applications seeking eligibility of business plans, under sub-instance (xv) of instance (a), sub-instance (v) of instance (e) and sub-instance (xii) of instance (g) of para. 1, article 3, in excess of Drs. 3.0 billion, as well as of business plans in excess of Drs. 1.0 billion, provided that at least 50% of own participation comes from foreign capital, shall be submitted to the Hellenic Centre for Investment S.A. (ELKE), in January of each year. Three copies of the file shall then be dispatched from ELKE to the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development, where it shall be deter-mined whether such application shall be eligible for the provisions of these presents. Such applications shall be submitted to ELKE pursuant to a call for ex-pression of interest under instance (d) below.
Additionally, applications seeking eligibility of in-vestments, under sub-instances (xvii), (xviii), (xx) and (xxi) of instance (a), as well as of investments under instance (f) of paragraph 1, article 3, in excess of Drs. 3.0 billion, and investments or business plans in ex-cess of Drs. 1.0 billion, provided that at least 50% of own participation comes from foreign capital, shall also be submitted to the Hellenic Centre for Invest-ment S.A. (ELKE) in January of each year. Three cop-ies of the file shall then be dispatched from ELKE to the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development, where it shall be determined whether such application shall be eligible or not for the provi-sions of these presents.
(d) Applications seeking eligibility of business plans, under sub-instance (xv) of instance (a), sub-instance (v) of instance (e) and sub-instance (xii) of instance (g) of para. 1, article 3, of up to Drs. 1.0 billion or from Drs. 1.0 to 3.0 billion, provided that own participation does not comes from foreign capital or that foreign capital represents less than 50%, shall be submitted to the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development, in January of each year. Such appli-cations shall be submitted pursuant to a relevant call for expression of interest, following joint decision of the Ministers of National Economy and Development, which shall be issued in the last 15 days of September and widely published in the financial press.
Additionally, applications seeking eligibility of in-vestments, under sub-instances (xvii), (xviii), (xx) and (xxi) of instance (a), as well as of investments under instance (f) of para. 1, article 3, of up to Drs. 1.0 billion or from Drs. 1.0 to 3.0 billion, provided that own par-ticipation does not comes from foreign capital or that foreign capital represents less than 50%, shall also be submitted to the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development, in January of each year.
(e) Applications seeking eligibility of investments and/or leasing programs, coming under special aid statuses under para. 1, article 10, shall be submitted to the Central Office of the Ministry of National Econ-omy or the competent Private Investments Depart-ments of the Regional Authorities, as stipulated by the relevant presidential decrees establishing them, and within the time limits also set therein.

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