Reaction to the Report from the Commission regarding Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the EU
Attracting Talent and Trustworthy Investment
The experience of our nation since launching the Individual Investor Programme has been largely a positive one. The programme has generated an interest in our market from all across the globe. Investor interest is at an all-time high, and ideas of possible mutually beneficial partnerships are flourishing. One of the factors contributing to Malta’s success is that the venture is not profit-driven, but to attract rare talent that will further benefit the country’s economy.
These economic and social factors have changed the profile of the Maltese Islands by attracting high-quality intellectual and financial capital through the IIP. We are now in a position to start making good use of the investment that the programme has directly generated, which will allow us to address long outstanding issues the country has faced and not yet resolved throughout the years.
There is also a reality behind the IIP, which is not being told. The wealth behind the Maltese programme is not monetary. It is attracting families who become proud Maltese citizens not looking to make money but wanting to become part of another country to contribute to the already rich diverse nature through personal and cultural relationships.
A Thriving Nation
Malta is an astounding Mediterranean gem, characterised by a uniquely rich culture and warm hospitality that make the island the perfect choice for investors and expatriates looking to base themselves in a safe and stable country that has endless business opportunities.
“For the fourth consecutive year, the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP) is the world’s top-ranking citizenship-by-investment program, with a score of 79 out of 100.“
Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2018–2019
Henley & Partners
“I have studied these programmes across the globe and I can say without any doubt whatsoever that the programme in Malta represents the gold standard for the entire industry.“
Peter S. Vincent