EU Starts Infringement Action against Malta “Golden Passport” law

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Friday, April 15, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On April 6, 2022, the European Commission sent Malta a reasoned opinion concerning its investor citizenship program, also referred to as “golden passport” scheme. The Commission informed Malta that conferring EU citizenship in return for pre-determined payments or investments, without any genuine link to the Member States, violates EU law.[1]



[1]    European Commission, ‘Golden passport’ schemes: Commission proceeds with infringement case against Malta, Press release, Apr. 6, 2022.