Finance Minister Harris Georgiades during a Cabinet Meeting of the Government of Cyprus highlighted a number of amendments to the Cyprus Investment Programme in 2019..
Today during a press conference, Malta Financial Authority (MFSA) presented the strategic vision for 2021. The plan describes the authority’s approach to risk management, conduct, enforcement, and anti-money laundering (AML)/counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) supervision.
The UK Parliament voted to negotiate alternative solutions with the EU surrounding the Irish Backstop in a last bid to save Brexit. With no alternative yet provided, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to discuss the terms of her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, despite the EU’s remarks that they will not renegotiate.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority has informed MFSA that licensed entities currently passporting into the UK must apply for a new Temporary Permissions Regime in order to continue operating in the UK.
Dr Joseph Muscat has announced plans related to Malta and Brexit related to UK citizens living and working in Malta. UK nationals will be given them special status from voting rights, to health care and residency permits.
 14 Jan 2019 Dr. Silvana Zammit
The Dutch Tax Authority lost its claim to charge tax on the online poker winnings of Dutch players awarded by a gaming operator licenced in Malta.
 04 Jan 2019 Dr. Silvana Zammit
The MGA implements First Phase of its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology within the Gaming Industry.
The report on Malta's Citizenship by Investment Programme Statistics 2018 was recently published by The Office of the Regulator of the Individual Investor Programme. Analysing the 12-month period from July 1st, 2017 to 30th June, 2018, the report gives insight into the manner and amount of applications received, rejections, approvals, naturalisations. A detailed analysis is also offered on applicants' investments, contributions and programme fees.
After a period of anticipation, the Government of Montenegro published the Decision on the criteria, method and procedure of electing person who can acquire Montenegrin Economic Citizenship Programme (MECP) by admission for realisation of special investment program which has special meaning for economic interest of Montenegro, in the Government Gazette 79/2018 from 05.12.2018 (item no 1564) on the Gazette’s Official website released today.
The Montenegro Government has announced more details on the Montenegro Economic Citizenship Programme (MECP) in a press conference by the Minister for Sustainable Development & Tourism and the Vice President for Economic Policy & the Financial System.

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