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Moldova Repeals CBI-Law: “We Are Obviously Disappointed,” Say Henley & Partners

June 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a press briefing this week, MP Igor Grosu told reporters that Moldova’s Parliament has repealed the law on citizenship by investment, according to Radio Chisinau. The passing of the bill, explained Grosu, fulfilled one of the conditions the EU had for releasing its EUR 30...

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Maldives Govt. Mulls CIP, EU Threatens to Cut Aid to Moldova Unless it Repeals CBI-Law

May 27, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   During a virtual meeting of the Maldivian Parliament’s Committee on Development and National Heritage last week, Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Mohamed Aslam, proposed his country introduce a citizenship by investment program as a means of raising revenue and investment now that the pandemic has drastically...

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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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As CIP Moratorium Expires, Moldova Still Undecided on Program’s Future

February 24, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The moratorium on Moldovan citizenship by investment expired on Thursday without a Parliamentary decision on the program’s future. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Prime Minister Ion Chicu of Moldova commented that his cabinet intended to propose a further extension of the ongoing moratorium on the country’s...

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Decision-Time for Moldova: Canceling CIP Would Cost State Millions Says PM as Moratorium Nears Expiry

February 18, 2020

Moldova can no longer extend the moratorium on their CIP. By Thursday, Parliament must either resume the program or be in breach of contract. You’ve read your 6th free article for this month.  Join IMI Club and enjoy unlimited access to all of IMI’s resources: Try it for free...

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Moldova Extends Moratorium on CIP

December 18, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Moldova’s state news agency Moldpres reports that the country’s citizenship by investment program, which formally opened in November 2018 and subsequently began what was termed a four-month moratorium in July this year, will remain on hold for at least another two months. The program, which was...

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Turkey is Giving Grenada a Run For Its E2 Money, Three More Competitors Waiting in The Wings

November 19, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Ahmad AbbasJordan   Over the last year or so, investment migration clients and professionals have been bombarded by articles going to great lengths in explaining why the E2 visa is the future of US residence by investment. Held forth as advantages the E2 has over EB-5...

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E2-Shortcut to the US: The New Must-Have for Citizenship by Investment Programs?

November 2, 2019

Andre BothmaCape Town   Why is the Turkey CIP the world’s most popular despite its lack of Schengen-access? Why are 98% of Grenada CIP-applicants Chinese? Answer: E2. As geo-political and environmental risks proliferate globally, demand for second residency and investment citizenship programmes continues to outstrip supply in 2019, in...

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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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Canceling Moldova CIP Now Would Mean “€3-4 Million Fine”: Parliament Approves 4-Month Freeze in Dual Reading

August 3, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Passing the bill in two readings during the same plenary session on Wednesday, Moldova’s Parliament has approved the government’s draft law to instate a four-month moratorium on the citizenship by investment program. Upon expiry of the moratorium, the government will have the right to extend it...

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