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When will golden visas lose their glitter?

Last October, together with Global Witness, Transparency International presented evidence secretive ‘golden visa’ programmes. Our joint report, European Getaway – Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas, explained how they have opened the...
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EVENT – Golden Visas Report Launch

Thanks to Golden Visa schemes, it’s a borderless world for high-net-worth individuals: some countries are all too eager to sell them EU citizenship and residency rights just like a luxurious tourist package. Join us at the Press Club Brussels on...
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Golden Visas: Why should the EU care?

Residency and citizenship-by-investment schemes, commonly known as golden visas or passports for sale, offer fast-track citizenship or residency status to foreign, wealthy investors in exchange for large investments. These programmes have been...
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EU citizenship for sale?

Following the 2008 financial crisis, we have seen new kinds of investor schemes blossoming across Europe.  Their names and modalities differ from one Member State to the other – the Tier 1 investor visa in the UK, the Autorização de...