Updated at 11:40, 10 January, 2019. The bill will be discussed today and voted upon tomorrow, 11 January
Transparency International Portugal (TI Portugal) is calling on the Ministry of Home Affairs of Portugal to immediately release information on its controversial residency-by-investment, the so-called ‘Golden Visa’ programme. Acknowledging the high public interest, this week, for the third time in the past year, the Portuguese watchdog submitted a formal request for the information.
Today, January 10, the Parliament of Portugal will discuss a bill proposed by the Bloco de Esquerda party which, if adopted, would terminate the Golden Visa scheme. Unfortunately, parliamentarians as well as the public are largely in the dark about the programme. The vote takes place on 11 January.
“The Government has committed to review the Golden Visa programme but has not yet begun to do so.