Malta Registers 3rd Consecutive Budget Surplus, 76% of Which From Citizenship Program

Malta saw revenues outpace expenditures in 2018. While the government was careful to point out that it would have logged a surplus even in the absence of its citizenship by investment program, the MIIP can take credit for three-quarters of the positive balance.

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Montenegro Sets Deadline for April 1st in 2nd Attempt at Picking Due Diligence Providers

Having rejected the applications of all 13 prospective due diligence providers for the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program, the Secretariat for Special Projects calls on candidates to submit their applications – this time filled out to the letter – before April 1st.

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Montenegro Picks Only Three Firms – Arton, Apex, and Henley & Partners – as Approved Intermediaries

In a succinct statement on its website, Montenegro’s Secretariat for Special Projects reveals it has picked Henley & Partners, Arton Group, and Apex Capital as approved intermediaries for the country’s upcoming citizenship by investment program.

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IMC Cautions MEPs Ahead of Vote: Phasing Out IM Programs Detrimental for Member State Economies

The European Parliament is about to vote on a report that urges the “phasing out” of investment migration programs. Such a decision would have severe adverse effects on Europe’s peripheral economies, says the IMC, which urges MEPs not to support the calls for the industry’s discontinuation.

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Sees Record Interest in 2018 – Investors Scrambled to Apply Ahead of “Suspension”

Ahead of the Home Office’s heralded reform of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa program – the particulars of which remain a known unknown – investors in December scrambled to submit applications.

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