Commission launches proceedings against Malta & Cyprus
Golden passports: quote from Sven Giegold MEP
Today, the European Commission announced that it is launching infringement proceedings against Malta and Cyprus over their programmes that sell citizenship through investment or real estate purchases. This follows on from revelations by Al Jazeera that showed links between top Cypriot officials and the sale of passports. On the initiative of the Greens/EFA group, this Thursday the European Parliament will debate and vote on 'Serious security threats through the sale of EU passports and visas to criminals'.