The programme had been vetoed by the President of the Republic but is has now passed without changes.

With the entry into force of the new law, new requests for granting residence visas for investment activities will not be accepted, which will not affect the possibility of renewing authorizations already granted.

Requests for the granting and renewal of residence permits for investment activities remain valid, including those that are “pending prior control procedures in municipal councils” on the date the law comes into force.

The granting or renewal of residence permits for family reunification is also excluded from the adopted limitation.

The opposition parties presented more than 320 amendment proposals for voting in the plenary, all of which were rejected by the socialist deputies, accompanied, depending on the case, by other parliamentary groups.