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Malta: EU citizenship is not up for sale

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Malta: EU citizenship is not up for sale


Malta has agreed that anyone wishing to buy an EU passport must have lived in the Island nation for a year.

This changes its original plan to sell citizenship for 650,000 euros.

Although allowed, the European Commission said the proposal went against EU values if it did not require residency.

Malta’s proposals last year angered the Commission, the EU executive, because Malta did not require applicants to live in the country or have any links to it and planned to grant citizenship papers after just six months.

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