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Greek Gov’t Pondering Passport Option for Investors

The Greek government is considering granting full citizen rights to investors bringing more than 2 million euros into the country.

Golden Visa Reform in Greece Postponed Until After Elections

Ratification of a revised investor visa scheme in Greece has been pushed back due to snap elections in the country scheduled for July 7.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme to Offer New Investment Options

Aiming to bring in much-needed revenue, the Greek government is examining ways to expand the current golden visa scheme to include investments in shares and bonds.

Number of Greece Investor Visas Triples in 2018

Greece issued three times more investor visas in 2018 than a year earlier, according to data released by the migration policy ministry.

Commission to Tighten Golden Visa Rules, Monitor EU State Activity

The European Commission plans to develop a common set of security checks for investor-friendly golden visa schemes by the end of the year.

Greek Gov’t Revises Golden Visa Law to Tackle Shady Dealings

The government is revising the legal framework covering Greece’s golden visa scheme in efforts to ensure transparency after reports of illegal dealings.

Greek Ministry to Table Amendment for ‘Golden Visa’ Program

An amendment to the current law regarding the golden visa program in Greece is expected in the coming period.

Greece’s Golden Visa Enticing Chinese Investors by the Dozens

Greece’s golden visa scheme has become a key attraction for Chinese investors, who are flocking to Athens to purchase property.

Report: EU Golden Visa Schemes Facilitating Shady Practices

The so-called golden visas have been found to be paving the way for criminal activity, according to a report released by Transparency International and Global Witness.

EU Calls on Members to Limit Investor Visa Schemes

Citing security risks, the European Commission is urging member states to restrict issuing investor visas to non-nationals, with plans to publish new regulations in September.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme Winning Over More Investors

Greece has issued 2,300 golden visas (up to 5,700 if family members are included) between 2013 and 2017, according to Enterprise Greece data.

Greece Ups Investor Visas, Aims to Bring in Cash

Greece is increasing the number of “golden visas” to individuals investing more than 250,000 euros in property, aiming to boost state coffers while offering five-year residency rights in return for real estate acquisitions or for strategic investments.