In a public announcement on Thursday, WTO announced that for the first time ever, its vacant top job of Director-General has been narrowed to two contenders - Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister and South Korea’s trade minister. This is a forward-looking and promising step for such an institution. May the best woman win!
 02 Oct 2020 Anja Cassar
CCLEX Senior partner Dr Priscilla Mifsud-Parker has been elected chair of STEP in Malta. Before her election, Dr Mifsud Parker has served the Malta Branch Committee of STEP as Secretary and Chair of the Technical Committee. One of Malta's leading tax, trust and estates practices, CCLEX has a longstanding relationship with the Society of Trust & Estates Practitioners.
The Cypriot Parliament has enacted a number of amendments to the Cyprus Investment Progamme which were published in the official government gazette in August 2020.
The Maltese Citizenship (Amendment) Bill no 138 has formally been enacted into law and published in the Malta Government Gazette. Act no 38 of 2020, also known as the Maltese Citizenship (Amendment no 2) Act 2020 makes it possible for scientists, researchers, athletes, sports people, artists, cultural performers, investors and entrepreneurs to obtain Malta citizenship through exceptional services to the Republic of Malta.
A new Malta Investment Migration Programme will be enacted introducing two residence routes to Maltese citizenship for international investor families who have been resident in Malta for one or three years. Last June, we wrote about the elements we expected revision in the new Malta Investment Programme. In this article, we review how these elements are being addressed by the recently proposed Malta Investment Migration Programme
The Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship Unit and Prime Minister Harris announce that the contribution requirement under the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is reduced from US$195,000 to US$150,000 until the end of the year for families of up to four members.
The Government of Dominica expanded the definition of dependant under Dominica Citizenship by Investment legislation. The changes will allow main applicants to add siblings of the main applicant or of the spouse who are 18 years or older.
The Government of Saint Lucia by means of Act no 4 of 2020 amended the Citizenship by Investment Act and expanded the definition of qualifying dependants to include also unmarried siblings of the main applicant under the age of 18.
 17 Jun 2020 Dr. Charlene Mifsud
By virtue of the Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations of 16th June 2020, the Malta legislator has extended the concept of cell companies to the business of shipping and aviation.
 14 Jun 2020 Admin
Last remaining COVID-19 restrictions applicable to Malta International Airport, partially lifted on July 1 to 25 countries, fully lifted on July 15, bringing normality to Malta's travel scene. Prime Minister Robert Abela on Sunday announced that the public health emergency declared at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted in the coming hours.

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