Article 8
Competences and aid application procedures

6. a) It is not possible for one organisation to submit applications to more than one departments or bodies for investments and/or leasing programs or business plans which are basically the same, and differ only in terms of cost or individual proposed investment plans regarding the same production plant.
In case more than one applications are submitted, according to the above, as well as in case of an appli-cation seeking eligibility of an entire investment or leasing program or business plan, or part thereof, which has already been made eligible for the grant or interest subsidy and/or leasing subsidy of these pre-sents or Law 1892/1990, all such applications shall not be considered as submittals nor reviewed nor shall the amount paid under para. 4 above be refunded.
b) Any company the business plan of which has been made eligible for the provisions of these pre-sents or Law 1892/1990, may not submit, throughout the period of execution thereof, an application seeking eligibility of any investment and/or equipment leasing program, concerning the products included in the business plan in progress, to any department or body. Should such an application be submitted, it shall not be considered as submittal nor reviewed nor shall the amount paid under para. 4 above be refunded.
7. Applications are evaluated by the competent de-partment or body to which they have been submitted or, in case of applications submitted through ELKE, by the competent department of the Ministry of National Economy or General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development, accordingly. For applications submitted through ELKE, the Centre prepares a documented feasibility report, which shall be for-warded to either the Private Investments Department of the Ministry of National Economy or the competent department of the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development.
8. a) The review and eligibility processes of each application, in order for an investment and/or equip-ment leasing program to be made eligible by the com-petent department and advisory committee, shall be concluded within three (3) months from the date of submission; the relevant decision shall be issued not later than thirty (30) working days from the issue of opinion of the advisory committee, and a summary thereof shall be published in the Government Gazette in the same period. The applications shall be pre-sented to the competent advisory committee in the or-der of precedence in which they have been submitted.
b) The review and eligibility processes regarding 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, by the competent de-partment and advisory committee, shall be concluded not later than July 31st of each year; the relevant de-cisions shall be issued not later than thirty (30) days from that date, and a summary thereof shall be pub-lished in the Government Gazette in the same period.
9. (a) The review and eligibility processes regarding 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, by the compe-tent department and advisory committee, shall be concluded not later than July 31st of each year; the relevant decisions shall be issued not later than thirty (30) days from that date, and a summary thereof shall be published in the Government Gazette in the same period.
(b) The review and eligibility processes regarding any structuring and reengineering business plan by the competent department and advisory committee, shall be concluded not later than six (6) months after the date of submission of application; the relevant de-cision shall be issued not later than thirty (30) days from the issue of opinion of the advisory committee, and a summary thereof shall be published in the Gov-ernment Gazette in the same period. The applications shall be presented to the competent advisory commit-tee in the order of precedence in which they have been submitted.
10. (a) The evaluation of investments and/or equip-ment leasing programs shall be effected by the ser-vice competent as per case or EOMMEX, accordingly.
Especially, in case of investments and/or equipment leasing programs in excess of Drs. 5 billion, evalua-tion may be assigned to two independent expert evaluators of acknowledged authority. Each evaluator shall submit a complete evaluation report to the com-petent department of the Ministry of National Econ-omy, which reports to the competent Advisory Com-mittee under para. 17. The award procedures, maxi-mum number of investment plans that may be as-signed per evaluator yearly, delivery deadlines as well as any other detail, required for the application of this paragraph, shall be determined by decisions of the Minister of National Economy.

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