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European Union
Foreign student rights in the European Union in 2022: an Erudera study
International students who study in the European Union have the right to combine their studies with work. But the work
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Residence permit in the European Union for university studies and work
Caribbean countries
Why do Americans get Caribbean citizenship in 2022?
Expats from the United States continue to move to the Caribbean. These are not just digital nomads, but also businessmen, investors, and retirees.
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Residence permit and citizenship in the Caribbean for investment
All countries
How the requirements for investors will change in 1-2 years: trends launched by the pandemic
The restrictions that countries have introduced in connection with the pandemic have marked new trends in the investment immigration industry. Let's talk about changes
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Investment Immigration Industry Trends
UAE
Saudi Arabia or the UAE — which country to choose to invest more profitably?
Saudi Arabia has set up a new agency to promote the country as an attractive destination for investors. This was announced in early August by Minister
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Residence permit in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by investment
UAE
UAE Golden Visa Holders to Receive Esaad Privilege Card
Dubai will begin issuing a free Esaad Privilege Card to UAE Golden Visa holders. Previously, only citizens of the country
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Residence permit in the UAE: the benefits of a golden visa
European Union
The EU will tighten control over the cryptocurrency market
The European Union has previously agreed on a regulation on the markets of crypto assets, which will create a single legal
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EU Legislation: Standards for Cryptocurrency Transfers
All countries
Forum on Investment Immigration in 2022: Forecasts and Industry Challenges
Brussels hosted the 7th Investment Immigration Forum. The event lasted three days - from 6 to 9 June 2022. Government
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Investment Migration Forum
Portugal
Lisbon is the best city for digital nomads in 2022
Portugal ranked 4th in the ranking of countries for digital nomads in 2021 and became the only European country to
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Residence permit in Portugal for digital nomads: D7 visa when renting a property
Portugal
The best Blue Flag beaches and properties in Portugal in 2022
The beaches and marinas of Portugal have received 431 Blue Flags in 2022 - the award is given to places
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Blue flag beaches in Portugal
Portugal
Foreigners Increasingly Choose Portugal for Second Citizenship
Portugal is the second EU country in terms of the number of naturalized citizens in 2020. Statistics are published by
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All countries
Immigrant Invest exiting Russian and Belarussian markets
As a result of war aggression by Russia and Belarus against Ukraine, we decided to fully exit these markets and
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All countries
10 countries with the hardest paths to citizenship by naturalization in 2022
On average, a foreigner needs to live in the country for 5 to 10 years before applying for citizenship by
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Countries where it is difficult to obtain citizenship: how investors can come and live in them without obtaining a passport
Portugal
Portugal is in the top 5 countries for retirees in 2022
Portugal ranked fourth in the International Living magazine's annual Global Retirement Index. The editors of the magazine have been studying
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Residence permit in Portugal by investment: how retirees can move to the country
Vanuatu
Vanuatu steps up Due Diligence under the citizenship by investment program
The Vanuatu government has announced that it will re-check investors who have been granted citizenship under the program since May
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Vanuatu citizenship: how to get a country’s passport by investment
Montenegro
Montenegro Extended Citizenship by Investment Program for a Year
The government of Montenegro has extended the citizenship program until December 31st, 2022. The non-refundable investment in a state fund
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How to get Montenegrin citizenship by investment
European Union
For Future Applicants: New Study Programs in European Universities in 2022
Half of the 500 best universities in the world according to Ceoworld Magazine are European ones. A third of them
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Get a residence permit by investment and give children a European education
Malta
How Malta Spends Money Received From Applicants For Citizenship For Exceptional Services
The Maltese government will send one million euros to three charities: Malta Community Chest Fund, Dar tal-Providenza and Caritas. The
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Residency and citizenship in Malta by investment: What the government is spending investors' money on
European Union
What will be the "covid passport" of the European Union for travel during a pandemic
The European Parliament approved a new document for travel in the region. It is a certificate with a mark of
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All countries
Dolce Vita on retirement: the best countries in Europe for retirees to live in 2021
37 European countries were assessed the quality of life of pensioners: the cost of living and real estate prices, the
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Residence permit or second citizenship by investment in Europe: Rating of countries for retirement living
All countries
10 Best Cities in the World to Live with Children in 2021
Twenty cities were rated for quality of life for raising children. CIA Landlord ranked the cities with the lowest crime
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Residence permit by investment: the best countries for raising children
USA
What visas the U.S. will issue in 2021 and where you can get them
The US Embassy in Moscow stops issuing visas for personal, work and tourist travels to the USA on May 12,
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Visas to the United States in 2021: how and where to get them
European Union
10 unusual places for fishing in Europe
9 European countries are on the list of the best places for fishing. The list was compiled by the online
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Residence permit and citizenship by investment in Europe: the best places to fish
Caribbean countries
The new digital currency of the Caribbean: how to use DCash and what you can pay for
The Caribbean is launching its own digital currency, DCash, an electronic version of the Caribbean dollar. We tell you what
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Caribbean citizenship by investment: the digital currency DCash
Greece
Greece introduces compulsory exam on knowledge of the country's history and culture before issuing citizenship
On 16 May 2021, the first written exam for those wishing to obtain Greek citizenship by naturalisation will take place.
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Greek Citizenship by Naturalization: How to Obtain in 2021
United Kingdom
5 million EU citizens stay in the UK after Brexit
4.3 million people have already been granted settler status in the UK by February 2021. Around 700,000 more applications are
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UK residence permit for EU citizens after Brexit
All countries
How European cities are decorated for New Year's Eve
In December 2020 and January 2021, borders are still partially closed due to the pandemic. But travel is still possible:
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European Union
European Commission opinion on " golden visas ": will the programmes be closed in 2021?
The EU states will continue issuing residence permits for investments. The European Commission does not consider investment programmes to be
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Residence permit for investments in the European Union: the European Commission will not request the cancellation of programmes.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda plans to introduce payments in crypt currency to pay for investments
Cryptocurrency may become an available option for non-cash settlements and money transfers in Antigua and Barbuda. The government wants to
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Cryptocurrency in Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts & Nevis
Discount of $5000 on St Kitts and Nevis passport for one investor or the whole family
A special offer of the Citizenship Programme of St Kitts and Nevis is available until 1 December. A family of
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Participation in the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme with savings of $50,000
USA
In the USA for investment: how to start a business and live in the country in 2021
The US plans to issue 18,500 EB-5 visas under the investment programme. This is a record number of visas of
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EB-5 US Business Visa: Quota and Alternatives for Investors in 2021
European Union
The Government of the EU is creating a uniform legislation on cryptocurrency
The European Commission has published a draft regulation on the regulation of the cryptocurrency market. The main objective is to
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The European Commission has published draft regulations of cryptocurrencies
Portugal
47,000 people extended Portuguese residence permit online in a month
The Migration Service of Portugal (SEF) has published the first results of the online service for automatic renewal of residence
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47,000 Portuguese residence permits renewed through the online system
Moldova
Moldova: 11 more people will receive passports under the investment program
Another 11 people received Moldovan citizenship through an investment programme. Of these, 6 are the main applicants and another 5
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Moldova granted citizenship to 11 more participants in the investment program
Cyprus
Citizens of Cyprus can save benefits in UK universities after Brexit
Cyprus is negotiating with the United Kingdom to maintain preferential university fees for its citizens. If countries enter into a
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UK education for Cyprus citizens after Brexit
European Union
EU strengthens protection against financial crime in the face of the pandemic crisis
The European Union expects an increase in the number of financial crimes amid the crisis. The new Europol unit will
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EU strengthens protection against financial crime in the face of the pandemic crisis

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Almost 6 million students study abroad, according to the Erudera study. About 1,3 million of them study at European universities.  After enrolling the European Union universities, foreign applicants receive a student visa. It gives them the right not only to study and live but also to work in the country where the university is located.  During the semester, international students can:  work no more than 4 hours a day; but no more than 20 hours …

Foreign student rights in the European Union in 2022: an Erudera study Читать далее

8 million US citizens are expats living outside the country. Many move to Europe, but almost one million Americans have chosen the Caribbean, including the countries of the CARICOM community. Data on emigration from the United States since 2020 is provided by the UN. Experts in the investment programs also note that demand for Caribbean citizenship programs has increased among wealthy Americans. What attracts American expats to the Caribbean "Plan B". Americans …

Why do Americans get Caribbean citizenship in 2022? Читать далее

Transition of programs online The personal presence of an investor who participates in the program has become optional or reduced to a minimum. This key trend manifested itself during the closed borders due to the pandemic. It was continued today, in the face of a difficult geopolitical situation. The changes are not limited to the government departments that manage the programs. Software agents - companies with appropriate government licenses - are also changing their processes. The licensed agent …

How the requirements for investors will change in 1-2 years: trends launched by the pandemic Читать далее

How Saudi Arabia Attracts Investors The new agency is part of the national Saudi Vision 2030 program, which aims to: Invest Saudi is a portal that will be run by a new agency. The portal publishes all the information about the country's investment opportunities. Saudi Arabia allows foreigners to register a company in the country. A business license is issued within one day and based on the principles of fair and equal …

Saudi Arabia or the UAE — which country to choose to invest more profitably? Читать далее

Esaad is Dubai's discount program, which brings together about 7250 brands and operates in 92 countries around the world. The emirate has been issuing Esaad cards since March 2017. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life of UAE citizens and make Dubai an even more attractive city for relocation, work, study and investment. The Esaad card is issued by the Dubai Police and offers owners …

UAE Golden Visa Holders to Receive Esaad Privilege Card Читать далее

How the changes will affect investor due diligence On June 29, 2022, the President of the European Council and the European Parliament agreed on changes to the anti-money laundering legislation - legislation on anti‑money laundering, or AML. It is planned to add rules to the legislation that will ensure financial transparency in the exchange of crypto assets. The European Union will oblige cryptocurrency service providers to collect and, upon request, provide information about …

The EU will tighten control over the cryptocurrency market Читать далее

Immigrant Invest was represented at the forum by Tatiana Muntyan, investment programs expert, and Pavel Reshetnikov, consultant and Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer. They were among the first to learn the news, industry trends and discussed with colleagues on the sidelines the issues of the future of investment programs. The forum was organized by the Investment Immigration Council, or IMC. This is the World Association for Immigration and Citizenship by Investment. The Council was created …

Forum on Investment Immigration in 2022: Forecasts and Industry Challenges Читать далее

Why digital nomads choose Lisbon for life Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the historic part of Lisbon will cost an average of €835 per month, three-bedroom apartments - €1680 per month. Rental housing in residential areas is cheaper - 650 and €1100, respectively. Property rental costs in Lisbon are higher than other cities in Portugal, but lower than other European capitals. In Lisbon, rental housing …

Lisbon is the best city for digital nomads in 2022 Читать далее

The Algarve received 86 Blue Flag awards in 2022, more than any other region in Portugal. The Blue Flag was awarded to 82 beaches and four marinas - in Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira and Vilamoura. The Algarve is an almost continuous strip of beaches that stretches from east to west from Monte Gordo to Lagos. The main resorts are located in Albufeira, Portimão, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do …

The best Blue Flag beaches and properties in Portugal in 2022 Читать далее

Eurostat annually reports on new citizens of the region. In 2020, 729,000 people received the citizenship of EU member states. This is 3% more than in 2019. The statistics of naturalized citizens is calculated using a special coefficient. It represents the ratio of the number of people who acquired the citizenship of a country during the year to the number of stateless people living in the same country at the beginning of the year. The highest naturalization rates are registered in Sweden: the state issued 8.6% …

Foreigners Increasingly Choose Portugal for Second Citizenship Читать далее

Starting from March 2022, all EU and Caribbean programs are not accepting any applications from Russian and Belarussian investors.  All our actual obligations will be wound down fully in accordance with actual legal requirements and EU, US sanctions requirements.

San Marino is the only European country in which an applicant for citizenship by naturalization needs to live for 30 years. In other EU countries, the period of mandatory residence to obtain a passport averages from 5 to 10 years. Austria. Austrian citizenship can be obtained after 10 years of continuous residence in the country. An applicant for an Austrian passport signs a binding integration agreement under which he undertakes to learn German and pass an …

10 countries with the hardest paths to citizenship by naturalization in 2022 Читать далее

Why retirees choose to live in Portugal A favorable climate. Portugal is famous for its warm climate. The summer in the country is hot: the air temperature rises to +28 °C. The winter is mild: the average temperature is around +15 °C. Portugal's climate is good for outdoor physical activity: retirees can walk along the oceans all year round, hike in the mountains and Nordic walking in the parks. A low cost of living. If we compare …

Portugal is in the top 5 countries for retirees in 2022 Читать далее

On January 14th, 2022, Vanuatu announced that it plans to change the conditions of the citizenship program and bring them up to international standards. The first step is to conclude an agreement with the British FACT UK agency. FACT UK is an international provider of Due Diligence services. The agency has access to a large number of information databases, which will allow more thorough and comprehensive verification of investors’ reliability. Why …

Vanuatu steps up Due Diligence under the citizenship by investment program Читать далее

The citizenship by investment program has been operating in Montenegro since 2019 and was designed for three years. On December 30th, 2021, during an online meeting the government announced that it had extended the citizenship program for another year. Why Montenegro didn’t close the program The government of Montenegro noted two main reasons why it decided to extend the opportunity to obtain the country’s citizenship by investment. Growth of demand. In the first two years, Montenegro …

Montenegro Extended Citizenship by Investment Program for a Year Читать далее

The UK: new postgraduate programs The UK educational system is the best in the world in terms of curriculum quality and graduate prospects. Every year British universities are among the top 10 universities in the world. The best universities in the UK are: University of Cambridge. University of Oxford. University College London, UCL. Imperial College London. University of Edinburgh. The University of Cambridge and the King’s College London have announced new postgraduate programs. The University …

For Future Applicants: New Study Programs in European Universities in 2022 Читать далее

The NDSF is Malta's sovereign wealth fund. It receives money from investors who are granted citizenship for exceptional services. Exceptional services are investments of €690,000 or more into the country's economy. Each investor undergoes a rigorous due diligence process. The citizenship application process is accompanied by an official representative of the applicant - an agent with a government license. We told you why the agent's license is important for obtaining …

How Malta Spends Money Received From Applicants For Citizenship For Exceptional Services Читать далее

The certificate will allow the countries of the region to open their borders to tourists. The document will appear simultaneously in 27 states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The system of issuance and verification of certificates will start operating on 1st of July, 2021. The introduction of the vaccination certificate for international travel is a temporary measure, the European Commission stresses. It will be cancelled as soon as the World Health Organization announces …

What will be the "covid passport" of the European Union for travel during a pandemic Читать далее

Blacktower Group is a financial company with offices in 12 European countries. The company advises clients on investment and budget planning, and helps them manage capital and retirement savings. Blacktower Group experts evaluated 37 European countries and ranked the best countries for retirement living. The ranking took into account the level of crime in the country, the cost of living index and housing prices, the number of people over 65 and the average …

Dolce Vita on retirement: the best countries in Europe for retirees to live in 2021 Читать далее

CIA Landlord ― is a British insurance company regulated by the Financial Services Authority. In addition to insurance services, the company analyzes different parameters of housing and shares its conclusions in its blog. How the rankings were compiled. CIA Landlord studied different cities in terms of how safe and comfortable it is to raise children there. The company's experts compared different indicators and ranked cities by them. The assessment consisted …

10 Best Cities in the World to Live with Children in 2021 Читать далее

You can apply for a U.S. visa at an embassy or consulate in your country of citizenship as well as in other countries. All visas are divided into types, such as tourist or work visas, and lettered categories. Immigrant Invest is not involved in visa processing in the United States.To make it easier to obtain a visa, we suggest obtaining Caribbean citizenship in exchange by investment or obtaining an electronic entry …

What visas the U.S. will issue in 2021 and where you can get them Читать далее

Fishing Booker is a Serbian online store and online service that writes about fishing and the best routes for it. The store managers also help travellers from all over the world organize a fishing trip and book a boat. The editors of the Fishing Booker blog selected 10 European fishing spots with the most scenic views. The selection criteria are accessibility, beautiful nature and good bite. Portugal: Funchal, Madeira …

10 unusual places for fishing in Europe Читать далее

DCash is a digital analogue of the national currency, not a type of cryptocurrency. It cannot be mined independently like bitcoin. DCash is obtained or exchanged from banks, credit institutions and licensed financial agents who have an agreement with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. It is also allowed to transfer savings from a bank account into digital currency. Development of DCash began in the fall of 2020. And the first test transaction took …

The new digital currency of the Caribbean: how to use DCash and what you can pay for Читать далее

Previously, foreigners took only an oral examination for citizenship. It was received by the naturalization committees. The interview lasted about half an hour. The examiners assessed how well the candidate speaks Greek and understands the history and culture of the country. They also checked the fulfillment of the conditions for naturalization. Under the new rules, a foreigner takes two exams: first a written one, and then an oral interview. The written exam will …

Greece introduces compulsory exam on knowledge of the country's history and culture before issuing citizenship Читать далее

In December 2020, the UK and EU government agreed on rules for living, travelling, studying and working in the region after Brexit. The rules came into force on 1 January 2021. Citizens of the European Economic Arearn(EEA) and Switzerland are eligible to stay in the UK if they receive settler status under the special EUSS scheme. Settler status applications are accepted until June 30, 2021. By mid-February, about 5 million people had applied. This …

5 million EU citizens stay in the UK after Brexit Читать далее

Lisbon, Portugal A multi-coloured Christmas tree was installed in Rosio Square in the Old Town. The columns of the Teatro Nazionale Maria II were decorated with garlands of warm light. Some streets were transformed into light tunnels with snowflakes and bell-shaped decorations. The festive spirit in the streets is kept alive by Portuguese Fado-style music. London, UK In London, everything is lit up: buildings, shops, restaurants. But in some places, the illuminations are …

How European cities are decorated for New Year's Eve Читать далее

Green Party MEP Sven Gigold called for a ban on EU states from issuing residence permits for investments. He believes that such programmes allow criminals to escape punishment and not pay taxes. So-called "golden visas" also help violators to obtain citizenship in an EU country. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leien, did not agree with the opinion of the deputies. She refused to start checking the investment programmes for gold visas …

European Commission opinion on " golden visas ": will the programmes be closed in 2021? Читать далее

Information Technology Minister Melford Nicholas discussed the idearnwith local business people and money transfer operators. 6 companies are ready to develop solutions that will allow introducing bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies into their financial operations. Antigua and Barbuda already have a legal framework for the use of cryptocurrencies. The Government will check new developments to ensure that they comply with the Digital Financial Assets Act 2020. The Government …

Antigua and Barbuda plans to introduce payments in crypt currency to pay for investments Читать далее

Passport of St. Kitts and Nevis 25% cheaper One of the investment options in the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship program is a non-refundable contribution to the government fund: Against the backdrop of the crisis, the Programme Department has reduced the amount of investments for families at 一 to $150,000. In other words, citizenship for a family will cost the same as for one investor. The offer is valid until 15 January 2021. An investor and his family can …

Discount of $5000 on St Kitts and Nevis passport for one investor or the whole family Читать далее

The US Department of State announced the visa plan in its October 2020 Visa Bulletin. A total of 261,500 Type E visas may be issued next year. A quota of 7.1% of the total is set for EB-5 visas. The overall increase in the quota is due to closed borders and the COVID-19 pandemic. Many U.S. immigration offices have closed for quarantine and suspended processing of applications. As a result, the US Department of State moved unused …

In the USA for investment: how to start a business and live in the country in 2021 Читать далее

The authors of the project emphasise that the proposals are intended to make the financial sector transparent at the legislative level. The preliminary text of the regulations is published on the official website of the European Commission. The Regulation provides for 4 main innovations. Uniform legislation will help develop a legal cryptographic market in the EU. This will have a positive impact on the opportunities for investors who prefer to keep their funds in the cryptocurrency. What are the problems with the cryptocurrency of programme participants …

The Government of the EU is creating a uniform legislation on cryptocurrency Читать далее

The service of automatic renewal of residence permits was launched on July 21, 2020.

New Citizens The decree on granting citizenship to investors was signed by President of Moldova Igor Dodon on 3 August 2020. The document came into force on 7 August 2020 after its publication. The document shall not disclose the names of investors who will receive Moldovan passports. However, earlier the chairman of the National Security Commission, Alexander Zhizdan, stated that the names of the applicants for the citizenship programme for investments will be published in the Presidential Decree. When exactly …

Moldova: 11 more people will receive passports under the investment program Читать далее

Cyprus intends to enter into an agreement with the UK to maintain prices for the education of its citizens in English universities after Braxit. This was announced by Cypriot Foreign and Education Ministers Nicos Christodoulides and Prodromos Prodromou. If the agreement is signed, children of investors with Cyprus citizenship will be able to study at British universities at a reduced cost. The Cost of British Higher Education and Braxit Now students from the EU pay as much …

Citizens of Cyprus can save benefits in UK universities after Brexit Читать далее

The EU has created a unit to combat financial crime. It is expected that they will become more frequent amid the crisis caused by the ⠀ COVID-19 pandemic. One of the areas in which the level of control is constantly increasing is the stimulation of the economy through citizenship / permanent residence / residence permit programs for investments. Moreover, during the crisis, countries are interested in increasing investment and mitigating the conditions of the programs. Investment due …

EU strengthens protection against financial crime in the face of the pandemic crisis Читать далее