EU, UK, Canada and US to curb golden passports as Portugal halts new visas to Russians

Mark Battersby
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Portugal has suspended the granting of new so-called Golden Passports to citizens of Russia, as part of its response to the EU's sanctions plan in response to the war in Ukraine. Portuguese foreign minister, Augusto Santos Silva, told CNNPortugal: "The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) has already suspended the assessment of any candidacy for residence permits for investment, the gold visas, of Russian citizens."  Santos Silva said that the EU approved a "dynamic sanctions regime" on 25 February and it is "very likely" that more Russian citizens will be sanctioned in the coming day...

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