Article 8
Competences and aid application procedures

They also advise on the above issues pertaining to:
i) investments and/or equipment leasing programs or business plans that have been made eligible for the provisions of Law 1892/1990, provided that they are under the authority of the relevant departments or bodies applying the incentives, and ii) investments eli-gible for the provisions of earlier development laws, provided that the files of such investments are under the authority of the relevant departments or bodies where they are kept.
Regional Advisory Committees, in particular, except for the Advisory Committee of the Region of Attica, af-ter the issue of the relevant ministerial decision under para. 12 of article 14, shall also advise on issues per-taining to investments and/or equipment leasing pro-grams under the first passage that have been made eligible for the provisions of Laws 1892/1990 and 1262/1982 by EOMMEX and have been or are being implemented within the same region.
The Advisory Committee of EOMMEX shall also ad-vise on issues pertaining to investments and/or equipment leasing programs under the first passage that have been made eligible for the provisions of Laws 1892/1990 and 1262/1982 by EOMMEX and are being implemented within the Region of Attica.
(f) Special Experts Committee of the G.G.ET. of the Ministry of Development.
By joint decision of the Ministers of National Econ-omy and Development, a Special Experts Committee shall be set up at the G.G.E.T. of the Ministry of De-velopment, which shall advise on the designation of: (1) products as of state-of-the-art technology or new, (2) services as of state-of-the-art technology, (3) un-dertakings as software development undertakings ei-ther for investments or equipment leasing programs or business plans, (4) undertakings as technology devel-opment undertakings, (5) undertakings as laboratories of applied industry, energy, mining, farming, livestock and fish farming research , or laboratories estab-lished, expanded or modernised from manufacturing undertakings, under instance (e) of para. 3, article 5.
The Special Experts Committee shall be made up of the Secretary General of Research and Technology as Chairperson, the head of the competent division of the G.G.E.T., two (2) executives of the General Se-cretariat specialised in technological issues, regard-less of whether they participate in any experts work group, a representative of the Ministry of Development specialised in technological issues and two (2) exter-nal experts from university or research institutes or laboratories.
The committee shall also be joined by one (1) ex-pert, will be appointed by the Secretary General of Research and Technology, from each ad hoc experts work group, set up at the G.G.E.T. to review the is-sues on the various subjects submitted, evaluate is-sues and prepare documented reports. Such mem-bers shall have the right to vote only for issues that have been evaluated by the experts work group in which they participate.
(g) The composition of the aforementioned advisory committees shall be resolved by decisions of the com-petent bodies without being published in Government Gazette. The secretaries and alternate secretaries of such committees, as well the rapporteurs shall also be appointed by virtue of similar decisions.
(h) The operation of committees, quorum and deci-sion making shall be governed by the relevant provi-sions applicable to the organisations of the Ministries of National Economy and Development, EOMMEX and Regional Authorities, accordingly.
(i) Members of the advisory committees, who are consultants to or participate in the company or share capital or management of undertakings, or have pre-pared or participated in the preparation or evaluation of investments, equipment leasing programs or busi-ness plans, in the past 5 years, which have been made eligible for the provisions of Law 1892/1990 or these presents or have submitted applications seeking eligibility for the provisions of these presents, may not participate in the meetings of such committees if the issues reviewed pertain to such undertakings or to other undertakings with the same or similar scope.
(j) Members and rapporteurs of the advisory com-mittees stipulated herein, as well as bodies responsi-ble for the disbursement of aids shall be subject to the provisions of articles 6 and subsequent ones on the submission of a statement on their financial position under Law 2429/1996.

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