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      1977. Depósito Legal NºDepósito Legal Nº 80258/94  Green Visa
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      Paul Allen-Luckman
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      19,040  copies this edition    The proposal, lodged by PAN   But the discussion on the
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                                    – People, Nature, Animals, was  elimination of Golden Visas
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                                    and the Social Democrats,    the Left Bloc arguing the
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                                    Greens voted against.          Left Bloc José Manuel Pureza
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      newsdesk@theportugalnews.com  tabled for voting at the same  “country which takes itself
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      Sónia Seixas                  despite the Left Bloc sponsored  According to the MP, of the
      sales@theportugalnews.com     proposal being backed by PAN,  almost 7,000 Golden Visas
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      Gaby Rodrigues                Party.                       2012, only 13 were associated  procedures followed by the  schemes have seen the EU
      accounts@theportugalnews.com   André Silva, leader and sole  with investments resulting in  authorities to ensure the legal  welcome over 100,000
      FIND US ON:                   MP for PAN, said after the vote  job creation.            origin of the money invested  residents, with Portugal, Spain,
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      Facebook, Twitter and Kiss FM  that “the approval of the Green  Prior to the vote,      under the programme, the     the UK, Hungary and Latvia
                                    Visa will serve to reinforce  Transparency International  overwhelming majority of which  topping the list of EU states
      Publicação registada na Entidade  Portugal’s role in attracting  Portugal (TI Portugal) called on  goes to the luxury real estate  where resident permits are
      Reguladora para a Comunicação  international ecological    the Ministry of Home Affairs to  sector.                  most easily handed out to
      Social com o número 127217
      Estatuto Editorial:           investment, while            immediately release            Last October, a report by TI on  foreigners with sufficient cash.
      www.theportugalnews.com/      simultaneously ensuring the  information on its ‘Golden Visa’  Portugal and a dozen of other  The report, titled European
      editorialguidelines           transition to a circular and  programme.                  EU countries, accused these  Getaway – Inside the Murky
                                                                   “The Government has        nations of offering residency  World of Golden Visas, says,
                                                                 committed to review the Golden  schemes that expose the entire  while huge volumes of money
       WEATHER                                                   Visa programme but has not yet  Union to multiple corruption  are involved, checks for money
                                                                 begun to do so. What is more,  risks.                     laundering and corruption and
                                                                 they have not released the     In response to a question  illegal origins of the investment
      Rain returns                                               information crucial to assess  during a parliamentary debate  are not especially rigorous.
                                                                                              on the release of the critical
                                                                                                                             Portugal is specifically
                                                                 the risks and merits of the
                                                                 scheme,” said TI Portugal’s  report, Portuguese Prime     identified as an area that poses
      After a couple of weeks of frost-filled mornings, sunny
      After a couple of weeks of frost-filled mornings, sunny
      After a couple of weeks of frost-filled mornings, sunny
      After a couple of weeks of frost-filled mornings, sunny    President João Paulo Batalha.  Minister António Costa stated  “high risks”.
      After a couple of weeks of frost-filled mornings, sunny
      days and chilly evenings, comes news that rain will see
      days and chilly evenings, comes news that rain will see
      days and chilly evenings, comes news that rain will see      The organisation has asked  that his government would     Reference is made to a
      days and chilly evenings, comes news that rain will see
      days and chilly evenings, comes news that rain will see
      overnight temperatures rise, though highs will struggle to
      overnight temperatures rise, though highs will struggle to  how many visas have been    review the programme.        review in which a number of
      overnight temperatures rise, though highs will struggle to
      overnight temperatures rise, though highs will struggle to
      overnight temperatures rise, though highs will struggle to
      beat those seen since the turn of the year.
      beat those seen since the turn of the year.
      beat those seen since the turn of the year.                denied or revoked, how many    Around €25 billion in foreign  issues that make the residence
      beat those seen since the turn of the year.
      beat those seen since the turn of the year.
                                                                 jobs have been created, and  direct investment has flowed  programme for investment
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon: The capital will remain mild in the coming week, though
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:                                                  what risk analysis and due   into the EU through these    vulnerable to corruption were
        Lisbon:
      scattered showers will set in and are expected to last through to next  diligence procedures are  schemes over the last ten years.  flagged.
      week. While lows will be closer to double figures than zero, the  followed when screening  Portugal is among the front  “The lack of clear guidelines
      additional cloud cover will stop highs from passing 15 degrees  Golden Visas applicants.  runners, with an estimated four  and the wide discretion given to
      Celsius.                                                     The watchdog has previously  billion euros of this total being  public officials working in
        The South:
        The South:
        The South:                                               warned about the risks of    transferred to the country by  regional immigration and
        The South:
        The South: Southern Portugal will also see rain this weekend,
      with most of the showers predicted to fall this Saturday.  corruption and money         third nationals seeking      borders services offices open
      Thermometers will also stay well clear of freezing, but highs will also  laundering associated with  residence and/or Portuguese  opportunities for inconsistent
      struggle to beat 15 degrees Celsius.                       Portugal’s Golden Visa       passports.                   application of the rules”, the
        The North:
        The North: Rain will be the most common feature of the weather
        The North:
        The North:
        The North:                                               scheme. Most notably, TI       The report, compiled in    report reveals in its chapter on
      in the coming week in northern Portugal, with chances of snow in  Portugal has criticised a lack of  conjunction with Global  Portugal.
      high-lying inland areas.                                   transparency around the      Witness, says Golden Visa      Concern was also levelled at
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