Malta is latest country to block Russians over golden visas citing diligence unease

Mark Battersby
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Malta has suspended with immediate effect all Russians and Belarusians from its two expat passport schemes, the Malta Permanent Residence Program and Maltese Citizenship By Investment Program. The move follows the halting of new visas to Russians by Portugal and Greece earlier this week, and a joint overarching statement by the European Parliament, the UK, Canada and US "committing to taking measures to limit the sale of citizenship". The UK also scrapped its Tier 1 Investor Visa, with reaction across the industry.  In a statement on 2 March, the island's parliamentary secretariat ...

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