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Greek Passport Ranked Among Strongest in the World for 2021

According to the Henley Passport Index, the Greek passport is ranked among the strongest passports in the world for the year 2021. This comes as no surprise since Greek citizens have been enjoying visa-free travel to hundreds of destinations for...

Speaker of Cyprus Assembly Resigns Over Golden Visa Scandal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Cyprus, Demetris Syllouris, resigned on Thursday following corruption allegations implicating him and other officials in the selling of passports to convicted felons. Political parties demanded his resignation after he and another lawmaker,...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Officially Become Greek Citizens

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were spotted celebrating their now official status as Greek citizens while holding up their new Greek passports. The two are currently in Greece, where they own a house on the charming island of Antiparos. They...

Greece to Offer Limited Number of Citizenships to Major Real Estate Investors

The Greek government plans to introduce a limited citizenship-granting scheme to non-EU nationals who wish to invest more than €2 million in the country's real estate market, it was disclosed on Thursday. According to media reports, Greek authorities are reviewing ways...

Greek Passport Climbs to World's Sixth Most Powerful

The Greek passport climbed one place in 2019 and became the sixth most-powerful travel document in the world, according to the annual global ranking of the Henley Passport Index, released recently. The Henley index measures the number of countries certain...

Greece Set to Issue New, Updated ID's, Passports

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) put out for bid on Thursday a contract for the creation of an electronic information system for security documents. The successful firm will be responsible for the creation of new IDs and the upgrading of...

More Than Thirty-four Thousand People Acquire Greek Citizenship in 2017

A total of 34,305 people acquired Greek citizenship in 2017, an increase of three percent compared to 2016, according to Eurostat's latest figures, which were published on Wednesday. Approximately 825,000 people acquired European Union citizenship by applying in one of its member-states in...

Greek Passport is the World’s Seventh Most Powerful

The Greek passport is the seventh most-powerful travel document in the world, according to the annual global ranking of the Henley Passport Index, released recently. The Henley index measures the number of countries certain passport holders may visit without having...

Greece to Expand Its 'Golden Visa' Scheme

The expansion of the "golden visa" foreign investors incentive program is among the priorities of the Economy and Development Ministry of Greece. At a press briefing on the Ministry’s plan over the next two months, Stergios Pitsiorlas, Greece’s alternate Minister...

Greek Island Beach Demands to See Bathers' Passports (photos)

A popular beach on the Greek island of Lesvos is refusing entry to bathers without a valid Schengen-area passport, in an apparent effort to bar migrants. Local site lesvosnews.net published photos from the Tsamakia organized beach, near Mytilene, showing a notice...