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10 on The Weekend – Jonathan Cardona: “New Regulations, New Image”

July 24, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a weekly feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions to a different industry figure, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might in an ordinary business...

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Reactions to MIIP Changes Mostly Positive, But Concerns Raised About Property Minimums

July 6, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Maltese Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) will be undergoing monumental changes ahead of its relaunch in September; the government has “scrapped” the old version of the program and introduced one that requires prospective investors create so-called genuine links. With ever-increasing pressure from the EU, the Maltese...

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Sweeping Makeover for Malta IIP: Property Investment Doubled, Up to 3 Years Residency

July 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a press briefing just hours ago in Malta, Alex Muscat, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, announced that – starting in September – the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) will relaunch under materially different conditions. Cabinet has already approved the amendments. 1-3 years of residency, contributions EUR...

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Malta IIP Agency Issues Deadline for Applications to Be Considered Before New Regulations

June 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a letter circulated to agents of the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) yesterday, the MIIP Agency states, in effect, that – as the program is fast-approaching its 1,800 application cap – prospective investors must submit their applications prior to October 1st this year in order...

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As Malta Plans to Renew the IIP in 2020, Which Changes Should We Expect?

May 7, 2020

Andres GutierrezMalta   In a recent press release, the Maltese government confirmed that, once the quota of 1,800 applications is reached, it will launch a revised version of the program. According to the last report from the Office of the Regulator of the Individual Investor Programme (ORiip), issued in November...

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Malta to Tap Citizenship Funds for COVID-19 Response After All

May 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In March, the Maltese government dismissed calls from the private sector to use its citizenship-by-investment-derived revenue to bolster its economic rescue package following the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the island’s authorities say they will temporarily change its stance. Under ordinary circumstances, the Maltese government places 70% of...

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“No Breach of Code”: IMC Reinstates Chetcuti’s Membership

April 28, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   After seven months of investigations into allegations brought against Jean-Philippe Chetcuti in a selectively edited hidden-camera report last year, the Investment Migration Council (IMC) has concluded that Chetcuti did not violate its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and has, consequently, remove the temporary suspension imposed...

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Malta Joins Cyprus in Standing Up to Eur. Commission: MIIP More Valuable Than Ever Right Now

April 27, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Last week, we reported that the government of Cyprus had rejected another round of European Commission demands for a “phasing-out” of citizenship by investment programs among EU member states, responding that Cypriots saw “no reason why it should be stopped”. On Friday, the government of Malta,...

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Re-Launch of Malta IIP, With Amendments, Likely This Year, Says Govt.

February 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Speaking to the Times of Malta, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, Alex Muscat, indicated the administration of which he is a part hopes to have the program’s second iteration ready by the time the first reaches its 1,800-application quota, an event he said was only months away....

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Malta IIP Not Going Anywhere, New PM Affirms – Opposition to Sit Out Regulator-Appointment

February 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Malta’s new Prime Minister, Robert Abela (Labour) has indicated that, while he will consider targeted reforms, the country’s citizenship by investment program (MIIP), as such, will remain in place. The opposition has turned down the government’s invitation to take part in consultations on selecting a new...

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