40% of Malta citizenship applicants are Russians, EU figures reveal

Via Times of Malta

New data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical bureau, show that Malta granted citizenship to 646 individuals in 2015, 258 of whom were Russians.

British nationals, the second largest group, received eight percent of the citizenships granted in 2015, while Ukrainians, placing third, accounted for four per cent.

Henley & Partners, the company that designed and that remains concessionaire of the MIIP, has stated that the overwhelming majority of those seeking Maltese citizenship through investment are nationals of former Soviet states.

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Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 14 years in the United States, China, and Spain. 

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