On 14 January, the Guardian reported that the EU Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about its controversial “golden passports” scheme.  The citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programmes allow foreign nationals to purchase Vanuatu citizenship for $130,000 in a process that typically takes just over a month, without ever setting foot in the country.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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