EVENT – Golden Visas Report Launch

Author
Laure Brillaud
Date
10 September, 2018
Type
Event
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Event date: 10 October 2018

Location: The Press Club,  Rue Froissart 95, 1000, Brussels

For many people around the world, travelling, studying or working in the EU is a dream. They go through daunting procedures and prepare numerous documents to support their visa applications, with no guarantee of being admitted.

But for high-net-worth individuals, it’s a borderless world: some countries are all too eager to sell them EU citizenship and residency rights just like a luxurious tourist package. In recent years, these ‘golden visa’ programmes have sparked controversy due to money-laundering, opacity and security concerns.

Transparency International and Global Witness have teamed up to investigate these schemes and the corruption risks they pose to the entire EU. Our upcoming report will discuss the problems we see with this multi-billion Euro industry and suggest solutions.

We are pleased to invite you to join us next month to discuss these findings and recommendations.

The event will take place from 10:00 to 13:00. The report presentation will be followed by a panel made up of Members of the European Parliament. The audience will have an opportunity to engage in the discussion. Participants will be invited for a light lunch following the discussion.

Please kindly confirm if you can attend by September 24 by sending an email to erostomashvili@transparency.org. The agenda of the event will be announced soon.

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Want to know more? Get in touch

Laure Brillaud

Policy Officer – Anti-Money Laundering
lbrillaud@transparency.org