The Cyprus Papers Undercover: The Aftermath
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Inside the story that rocked Europe’s 'Golden Passport' program.

The European Union has launched infringement procedures following an explosive report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. In a daring undercover operation, our team posed as representatives of a fictional, Chinese criminal looking to buy his way into Cyprus. What we discovered enraged citizens, forced powerful politicians to step down and left the government in Cyprus with no choice but to abolish its passport for investment scheme.

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