The Government of Malta notes the Reasoned Opinion from the European Commission
Press Release by the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms, and Equality
The Maltese Government notes the Reasoned Opinion from the European Commission concerning the acquisition of Maltese citizenship on the basis of investment. The granting of citizenship falls within the national competence of a Member State and it should remain as such. That being said, the Government reiterates that only worthy individuals benefit from an important right as citizenship on such basis, and that it will be keeping an open dialogue with the Commission.
The government will analyse the contents of the said Opinion of the Commission and will communicate the relative reply to the European Commission in due course.