Half a month ago, I had asked this question which was part of my research.
I am closely following the developments about the Golden visa schemes in the EU and EU's efforts to stop them and put them to an end. In a nutshell, the EU (Commission and Parliament) thinks that they are very risky, bringing criminals, tax evaders etc.. into the EU. EU has formally asked member states to phase them out, but it is clear no member state wants to do that.
My previous question has an answer that concludes that EU cannot make the member states phase these schemes out because the EU Council (consisting of member states' Governments ministers) would never agree to do that. It would require both the EU council and EU parliament to agree to pass a decision. But that is clearly not possible as member states want their schemes to continue.
In this context, how would the EU manage to get rid off these schemes when it is impossible to convince the EU Council? What alternative tactics are likely to be implemented that EU Council would have no problem with but will lead to a decrease in the popularity of the golden visas?