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Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

EU Wants to Stop Shady Golden Visa Schemes

EU lawmakers have voted to restrict “golden visa” schemes in efforts to tackle shady money dealings.

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini Maintain Investment Dynamic

Eight Greek destinations, including Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, are among 30 in the Mediterranean ensuring the highest returns and keeping strong investment dynamic, according to a report by Algean Property.

MEPs Call for End of Golden Passport Schemes

Members of the European Parliament are calling for a ban on the so-called “golden passport” schemes, which they say “pose several serious security risks”.

Greece Sees High Investment Interest Through Golden Visa Program

The Greek Migration Ministry in 2021 recorded a significant increase in investment interest for real estate in Greece through the golden visa program.

Greece’s Golden Visa Reviving Covid-hit Property Market

The Greek government’s investor visa scheme is reviving Greece’s property market with hundreds of new permits issued during the first ten months of 2021.

Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Greece’s Golden Visa Scheme

Greece’s golden visa program has seen an impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic with the number of visas and residence permits having dropped significantly since the start of 2020.

Greece’s Chinese Golden Visa Investors Protest

Chinese investors who purchased property in Greece under the Golden Visa scheme, are expressing their discontent with Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Greece Seeks to Re-launch Golden Visa Program

The Greek government is examining the re-launch of its golden visa program that was suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

New EU Short-stay Visa Procedure Easier, Costlier

A series of changes and revisions on EU rules for short-stay visas have gone into effect in efforts to tighten security, and facilitate tourism and trade.

Greek Golden Visa Generates €2bn in Investments

Greece’s investor visa program has channelled more than 2 billion euros of foreign capital into the local property market since its launch in 2014.

Greece to Entice Millionaires with Non-dom Program

Greece has announced a non-dom program that foresees offering foreign nationals the chance - by investing in Greece - to avoid paying taxes in their own country.

EESC Calls on EU States to Stop Offering Investor Visas

Citing security risks, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is calling on member states to stop issuing investor visas to non-nationals.

Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

Chinese, Turks Top Property Buyers through Greek Golden Visa Scheme

The Chinese and the Turks are among the property buyers that are mostly benefiting from Greece’s golden visa investment scheme.

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.

EU States Support Deal for Visa Policy Update

European Union member states are backing a Commission proposal to modernize the union’s common visa policy in order to facilitate travel and ensure internal security.

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.
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