EU takes Malta to court over golden passport programme

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Malta has controversially raised 1.1 billion euros since 2013 by offering passports in exchange for investments. Wealthy Russians and Chinese in particular have used the scheme to get EU citizenship through Malta. Malta's government responded with a statement refuting the scheme was in violation of EU law.
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EU takes Malta to court over golden passport programme

The European Commission said on Thursday it would file a legal challenge against Malta for its so-called golden passport programme that allows wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship in exchange for an investment of around 1 million euros ($970,000).

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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EU takes Malta to court over passport-for-pay program

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch said Thursday that it is taking Malta to court over its golden passport policy that allows wealthy people to buy EU citizenship, even after the small island country suspended the program for citizens of Russia and Belarus.

2 months ago·United States
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EU takes Malta to court over passport-for-pay program

The European Commission is taking Malta to court over a golden passport program that allows wealthy people to buy European Union citizenship

2 months ago·United States
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EU takes Malta to court over golden passport programme

The European Commission said on Thursday it would file a legal challenge against Malta for its so-called golden passport programme that allows wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship in exchange for an investment of around 1 million euros ($970,000).

2 months ago·Malaysia
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EU takes Malta to court over passport-for-pay program - Local News 8

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is taking Malta to court over a golden passport program that allows wealthy people to buy European Union citizenship. The EU’s executive branch decided to act even after the small island country suspended the program for citizens of Russia and Belarus. The European Commission said that granting citizenship for money to people without any real links to the country contravenes EU treaties. The commission say…

2 months ago·Idaho Falls, United States
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EU takes Malta to court over golden passport programme

Sale of passports generated more than $780m for Malta between 2014 and 2020

2 months ago·Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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