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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.

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.

Thessaloniki Fair Organizers Set Stage for Bollywood TIF Debut

Talks are underway to welcome India and its Bollywood flair as honored country at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

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.

China, Russia, Turkey Investors Top Golden Visa Greece List

The largest number of buyers seeking to invest in Greece, through the "golden visa" program, are from China, Russia and Turkey.

Greece to Present Advantages of Golden Visa Program to Chinese Investors

Executives of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and the Athens Stock Exchange will visit Beijing to present the advantages of the golden visa program to Chinese investors.

Greece’s Investor Visa Pays Off, Boosts State Coffers by €1bn

Greece’s investor visa program is paying off, boosting state coffers by approximately 1 billion euros, Deputy Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas said.

Greek Golden Visa Program to Include Bond Buyers

The Greek economy ministry will expand the investment visa program to include extending "gold visas" to foreign nationals investing at least €250,000 in bonds/shares.

Greece’s Golden Visa May Soon Include Investors Buying Bonds

One step further in efforts to bring in much-needed cash, Greek authorities said they are looking into expanding the current investor visa program.

Greece Seeks to ‘Feature’ in Bollywood Film Productions

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is seeking to cooperate with Bollywood for potential filming projects to be run in Greece.

Greek Golden Visa Attracting Chinese, Russian Investors

Investors from China benefited most from Greece’s golden visa program which offers 5-year residency rights in return for investments over 250,000 euros.

Greek Gov’t Planning Changes to Investor Visa Program

The Greek government is planning changes to the so-called golden visa program extended to foreign nationals investing in property in efforts to make it more attractive.
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