The Hungarian government are planning to sell special residency bonds to help pay off the country’s debt.
Hungary has billions of euros worth of foreign currency debt, equivalent to 78% of its annual economic output, with the country’s debt being the highest in Central and Eastern Europe, according to Moody's Investors Service.
The Initiative aimed at Chinese investors, would involve spending €250,000 to the indebted country in exchange for preferential immigration treatment.
It has been indicated by politicians that foreign investors would receive residency and ultimately citizenship.
The concern for other EU countries is that a Hungarian passport comes with the entitlement to live and work across the EU.