Malta Citizenship by Investment Program Under Fire But Investor Demand Continues to Rise

Malta Citizenship by Investment Program Under Fire But Investor Demand Continues to Rise

Investor interest in Malta’s citizenship-by-investment program — the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalisation Program — remains high despite ongoing efforts by the European Commission to shut it down. The commission recently filed a complaint before the European Court of Justice to force Malta to terminate the sole citizenship by investment program in the European continent. The…

Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Investment immigration programs have long been criticized by multinational bodies like the European Parliament.  The loudest and harshest criticism has been reserved for EU golden visa programs, especially the citizenship-by-investment programs offered by Cyprus and Malta.  EU Citizenship: Worth the Price Fast-track Cypriot citizenship does not come cheap. The applicant must invest at least €2…

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program Garners €2.5 Billion in Two Years 

Presenting the annual budget for 2016, the Cypriot Interior Minister stated that Cyprus Citizenship by Investment has attracted investments worth €2.5billion since its introduction in 2013. Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program requires deposit of €5 million in a Cypriot bank, investment of the sum in bonds or equity shares in the country, or purchase of a property…