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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.