EU Calls on Malta to Identify IIP-Citizens, Enforce Physical Residence Requirements

The European Parliament Friday issued a “Resolution on the rule of law in Malta” which, among other demands, includes calls for Malta to clearly identify the persons who have obtained Maltese citizenships through the country’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP), and to actively monitor whether applicants are physically present in Malta during the preliminary one-year residence

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EU to Investigate Golden Visa and Citizenship Programs Following Guardian Stories (Called it!)

Opinion of the editor: Two weeks ago, the Guardian published a handful of articles allegedly uncovering “scandals” in which rich criminals had obtained citizenships in Cyprus and residence permits in Portugal by way of “secret” programs. Now, unsurprisingly, the European Commission has announced it will be investigating the programs over the next year. “Alarm bells

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