The RCBI-Industry’s Greatest Threat is of Our Own Making and We Can Stop it Ourselves

Opinion of the editor Boy, it’s been one hell of a month for the residence and citizenship by investment industry! We’ve come under siege from the mainstream media, the European Commission, the OECD, and “watchdogs” like Transparency International and Global Witness. October saw us fend off an unrelenting barrage of mischaracterizations, malign slander, and mudslinging.

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Malta Already Follows Recommendations Says Govt. in Reaction to Transparency Report

In response to today’s report from Transparency International – European Getaway; Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas – Malta’s government has issued the following statement: Press Statement issued by the Government of Malta Reaction to the report ‘European Getaway – Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas’ published by Transparency International and Global Witness 2018 The

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Transparency International Slams Golden Visas in New Report

Transparency International, in cooperation with Global Witness, today published a 50-page report entitled European Getaway; Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas. Released just minutes ago, the full extent of the report’s findings are as yet unclear, but a quick glance indicates a highly critical approach. The report’s executive summary offers hints (bold ours): “[…]The

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Cyprus MP: Boost Transparency in Citizenship Program to Avoid Foreign Criticism

Giorgos Perdikis, a Green Party MP in Cyprus, has stated he plans to introduce a bill to increase the transparency of the country’s citizenship by investment program by making program policy subject to Parliamentary oversight, according to the Cyprus Mail. The proposed bill would introduce a requirement for parliamentary approval of changes to the program’s regulations

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Arton: IMC Lawsuit Moving Ahead – IMC: We Still Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

On Saturday, Arton Advisors published a press release in which the firm states it is very much moving ahead with its lawsuit of the Investment Migration Council over a report the Council published in cooperation with Transparency International. Responding to the press release, the IMC maintains, as it did in June when Investment Migration Insider

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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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Politicians implicated in diplomatic-passports-for-millions scheme in Dominica – threat to CIP says developer

A story involving accusations of corruption, lies, and under-the-table dealings at the highest political levels is unfolding in the Eastern Caribbean. The saga began when Lennox Linton, head of the island’s parliamentary opposition, the United Workers Party, appeared on an episode of CBS’ 60 Minutes in January. Linton implied that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit had been

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