Greece to broaden Golden visa plan but with a higher price tag

Greece to broaden Golden visa plan despite EU concerns

Greece is preparing legislation to broaden the net cast to catch foreign investors by offering them a residency permit despite growing pressure in Europe to impose tighter controls on the measure.

After a slow start, Greece's Golden Visa program has picked up sharply in recent years, offering non EU nationals - and their family - a five year residency permit if they buy real estate in excess of 250,000 euros. By providing one of Europe's cheapest visa programs and a property market shattered by the country's crisis, G