Article 8
Competences and aid application procedures

(b) Advisory Committees of the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of Development:
i. By joint decision of the Ministers of National Econ-omy and Development, a Special Advisory Committee on business plans shall be set up at the General Secretariat for Industry of the Ministry of De-velopment, which shall advise on applications seeking eligibility for the provisions of this law of business plans submitted to the General Secretariat for Industry or ELKE and reviewed by the General Secretariat for Industry. It shall also advise on applications concern-ing business plans that had been submitted seeking eligibility under article 23a of Law 1892/1990 and shall not have been reviewed by the time this law takes ef-fect.
The Committee shall be made up of the Secretary General of Industry as Chairperson, Secretary Gen-eral of Investments and Development of the Ministry of National Economy, the head of the competent Gen-eral Division or division of the Ministry of National Economy, the head of the competent General Division or division of the General Secretariat for Industry, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, two (2) experts of acknowledged authority in issues pertaining to industrial investments, one (1) representative of the Federation of Greek Industries, one (1) representative of the Confederation of Workers of Greece and one (1) representative of the Hellenic Banks Association.
ii. By virtue of decision of the Minister of Develop-ment, an Investment Advisory Committee shall be set up at the General Secretariat for Industry of the Minis-try of Development, which shall advise on applications seeking eligibility for the provisions of this law of in-vestments under sub-instances (xvii), (xviii), (xix), (xx) and (xxi) of instances (a) and (f) of para. 1, article 3, submitted to the General Secretariat for Industry or ELKE and reviewed by the General Secretariat for In-dustry. It shall also advise on applications concerning investments that had been submitted seeking eligibil-ity under article 23b of Law 1892/1990 and shall not have been reviewed by the time this law takes effect.
The Committee shall be made up of the Secretary General of Industry as Chairperson, two (2) heads of general divisions or competent divisions of the Gen-eral Secretariat for Industry, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, two (2) experts of acknowl-edged authority in issues pertaining to industrial in-vestments, one (1) representative of the Federation of Greek Industries and one (1) representative of the Confederation of Workers of Greece. Especially in the case of investments under sub-instance (xx) of in-stance (a) of para. 1, article 3, the Committee shall be joined by the Secretary General of Research and Technology and a (1) representative of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Minis-try of Development.
(c) Advisory Committee of EOMMEX:
By virtue of decision of the Minister of National Economy, an Investment Advisory Committee shall be set up at EOMMEX, which shall advise on applica-tions seeking eligibility of investments and/or leasing programs of craft industry equipment, submitted to and reviewed by EOMMEX, under this article.
The Committee shall be made up of the General Di-rector of EOMMEX as Chairperson, heads of the EOMMEX's competent department, a representative of the competent department of the Ministry of Na-tional Economy, representatives of the General Secre-tariats for Industry and Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, banking representatives and two (2) experts in issues pertaining to craft industry investments.
(d) Regional Advisory Committees:
By virtue of decision of the Secretary General of each Regional Authority, a Regional Advisory Com-mittee on Investments shall be set up at each Re-gional Authority as well as in the capital of the De-partment of Dodecanese, which shall advise on appli-cations seeking eligibility for the provisions of this law of investments and/or equipment leasing programs submitted to each Regional Authority or the Depart-ment of Dodecanese, under this article, and reviewed by the relevant Private Investments Departments. Moreover, the Regional Advisory Committee of East-ern Macedonia and Thrace, in particular, shall advise on investments and/or equipment leasing programs of up to Drs. 1 billion that had been submitted by Octo-ber 21st, 1997, seeking eligibility under Law 1892/1990 and shall not have been reviewed by the time this law takes effect.
The Committee shall be made up of the General Di-rector of the Regional Authority as Chairperson, heads of the competent departments of the Region's Private Investments Departments, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of banks and other bodies specialised in issues pertaining to in-vestments.
(e) The above stipulated advisory committees shall also advise on requests for amendments of decisions on eligibility, completion and certification of com-mencement of the productive operation, transfer of undertakings or stock or company shares, as well as on revocation of approvals and return of paid aids with respect to investments and/or programs or business plans on the eligibility of which they have advised, as per case.

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