The Spanish economy is still growing, and the number of investor visas is growing faster than at any time since the early 1990s, when Spain entered a massive recession.
The economy grew by 8.7% in 2017, according to the latest data from the Spanish statistical institute.
The number of visas issued rose by 0.3% in the same period.
The government hopes to ease visa requirements for Spaniards wanting to invest in the country, in order to boost exports and boost the country’s economy.
But many of the measures it is considering are unpopular and have led to protests.
The country is struggling with high unemployment, poverty and corruption.
One of the most controversial proposals, which could see more than 40% of the population lose their job, is the creation of a so-called “virus” visa, in which foreigners can stay indefinitely in Spain for up to 12 months.
The virus visa is also being discussed by the government, with critics arguing that it will discourage Spaniards from going abroad for jobs and could lead to an increase in corruption.
But some argue that the virus visa will increase tourism and increase the number who are willing to invest.
It is estimated that about 3.7 million people have applied for the virus-visa scheme.
It is expected to cost around 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to create and implement.