Don’t Miss Our Exclusive Coverage of Investment Migration in Davos 2019

In January 2019, for the first time, the investment migration industry was represented in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss Alps. Investment Migration Insider was on-site to provide broad coverage. See the video in this story for a taste of what we’ll be publishing in the coming weeks. Our coverage

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Kochenov: EU Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence – When the Commission Misleads

Contributed by Dr. Dimitry Kochenov Today, on 23 January 2019 the Commission released its ‘Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union.’ Given the negative attention the whole issue of selling EU citizenship and residence has been receiving from the powers that be in the European Union, be it the European Parliament

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The Passport Index-Index – An Overview of Passport Rankings

If there’s one thing the investment migration industry isn’t short on, it’s passport rankings. We’ve put together a handy overview of passport indices and CBI-program rankings (alphabetically ordered). While there’s a great deal of overlap between them, each ranking relies on a different methodology to evaluate citizenships and, by extension, passports. No wonder so few

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Kochenov: EU Cannot Stop CIPs Without First Becoming Superstate

Residence and citizenship by investment programs have come under criticism in the European Parliament in recent months with several MEPs calling for their closure. That – according to Chair in EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen, Professor Dimitry Kochenov – would be impossible, unless the European Union first became a superstate. More on

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Press Release: French Nationality Best in World According to Quality of Nationality Index

Press release via Henley & Partners France’s quality of nationality is the best in the world, according to the 3rd edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was launched in London today. The French nationality earned a score of 81.7% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany, which was knocked off

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The Most Transparent Citizenship by Investment Programs – Special Feature

Citizenship by investment programs across the globe differ markedly in their level of transparency. In this feature, we’ve enlisted the help of three experts to help us consider the degree to which transparency is necessary, when it is appropriate to restrain it, and which CIP countries do the best job of disclosing the relevant facts

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The Passport Professor – An Investment Migration Insider Exclusive Interview

Born in the former Soviet Union, he is keenly aware that the Rule of Law is what stands in the way of political autocracy, and he has strong opinions on what role the EU should play in shaping the international order. But enough about Vladimir Putin. Last week, Professor Dimitry Kochenov – together with co-publisher

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German Nationality World’s Best, Afghan Worst, According to Index Released Today

Investment Migration Insider has previously sung the praises of the Quality of Nationality Index, which the editor considers to have the best data and soundest methodology of all the citizenship/passport indices. Today, at a well-known modern art museum in London (which made the author sign an indemnity form promising not to name it) before a

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