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Moldovan Parliament Extends CIP Moratorium Until Sep 2020 in Final Reading

March 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Following a final reading on Friday, the Moldovan Parliament voted to extend the already-expired moratorium on the country’s citizenship by investment program until September 1st this year. The ostensible purpose of the extension – the second in three months – is to give authorities more time...

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Moldova CIP Continues to Issue New Citizenships During Application-Pause

August 7, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   While Europe’s youngest citizenship by investment program has taken a four-month break to undergo a government review, a growing number of the 34 applicants who submitted their files prior to July 1st are receiving approvals. By the end of July, two investors – one Australian, the...

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Minister of Economy’s Statements on Moldova CIP Give Rise to Cautious Optimism

June 28, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The fate of Moldova’s Citizenship by Investment Program has been uncertain since the resolution of the country’s constitutional crisis some two weeks ago. The incoming government coalition had said it was “committed” to ending the program and, during the first reading in Parliament, elected officials voted...

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Moldova Update: Too Soon to Call CIP’s Future; Next Week Will Be Critical

June 21, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Earlier this week, IMI was first to report that the incoming government of Moldova, composed of the ACUM alliance and the Socialist Party, in its coalition agreement had “committed” to amend “the citizenship law in order to annul the provisions on granting citizenship for investment.” The...

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The Problem With Offering Passports in Country X as a Perk For Home Buyers in Country Y

June 14, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Opinion of the editor On Wednesday, the Daily Mail – a British newspaper not primarily known for its nuanced approach to journalism – carried an exposé on a Dubai-based developer that offered Moldovan citizenship as a bonus for those who purchased luxury residences in its “Heart...

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Moldova’s Citizenship Program Has Received 23 Applications so Far, State News Agency Reports

May 16, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Yesterday, IMI reported that Moldova has already granted its first citizenship by investment. Today, Iulia Petuhov, Deputy Director of the Public Services Agency, the CIP’s processing body, informed local press that prospective investor citizens had submitted 23 applications so far. As expected, today’s press statement contained...

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