During an interview with Montenegrin state broadcaster TVCG, Armand Arton said he reckoned the country’s new citizenship by investment program will bring in a billion euros over the next three years and that Montenegro could become “the Davos of the Balkans”.
The program, he explained, would initially be limited to 2,000 investors and their family members, whose contributions in the form of investments and donations would make foreign investment in the country double and “amount to 20% of last year’s GDP”, reports CDM.
“Montenegro,” he said, “is a country with great potential for business”.
Montenegro’s CIP, which was originally slated for launch this month but which appears to have been delayed, offers potential economic citizens the following terms:
- A €100,000 application fee, payable for all applications, regardless of contribution type.
- A €250,000 investment in real estate projects in underdeveloped parts of the country OR a €450,000 investment in real estate in developed parts of the country.
Montenegro’s GDP in 2017 was €4.12 billion. If 2,000 applicants contribute investments and fees averaging €400,000, this would amount to €800 million.
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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.