Malta – A Thriving Nation

Malta – A Thriving Nation


7,000 years of history make Malta what it is today. It’s a proud past, a past of rich treasures,
but not a hidden past. Malta is a place that likes to welcome
people and show off its glories; and what a spectacle they are. The legacy of the Knights of St. John is everywhere. The Knights came from
the wealthiest families across Europe, and their heritage shines brightly today, from Baroque palaces to herculean fortifications. The capital, Valletta, is deservedly
a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Search further afield, and you’re
in the land of Megalithic Temples. There’s no doubt that Malta, forever holding
a strategic position in the Mediterranean, has been attracting settlers for a long time. The British spent nearly 200 years
in Malta, leaving an indelible mark. A legacy of not just
red phone boxes and red letter boxes, but the English language,
a democratic parliament, and a solid legal system. These days, it’s the Maltese who are the teachers. Not just teenagers, but business people
too come to Malta to learn English. There’s a thriving language-school industry. The Maltese are proud of their own distinct language, but enjoy using English as well. When it comes to legal contracts or newspapers even, it’s the language of choice. This isn’t a country surviving
on past glories; it is seizing the future. It’s a modern nation with a high standard of living. Banks are sound, regulation is robust but flexible,
employment rates are high, and commerce is thriving. Malta is high tech and trading globally. You see the Anglo-Saxon influence in Maltese
business practices and the regulatory framework developed for Malta’s Financial Services sector. The result: steady growth and an economy
hardly touched by the global financial crisis. Nowadays, Malta is a favourite jurisdiction in the EU
to domicile hedge funds and manage personal wealth. Malta Enterprise leads the way, attracting foreign investors
and creating jobs by offering incentives and support. The island is attractive for tax planning purposes; it has double taxation agreements
with all EU member states and more than 50 other jurisdictions around the world. Foreign investors benefit from the support
of more than 25 international banks, plus the professional advice of major global audit firms, all with offices in the country. Malta boasts modern and efficient infrastructure
with nationwide broadband coverage, placing it at the top of
the EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard. Thousands of people work in sectors such as: tourism, financial services, manufacturing, gaming, aviation, education, and high-end manufacturing. But one thing is for sure; you can never escape the sea. The islands’ pristine beaches
are clean, and the waters are clear. No wonder thousands of divers
choose Malta every year as THE destination. Cruise liners and super yachts are always
on the horizon and contribute to the blue economy. Malta has one of the largest
shipping registers in Europe, while Malta Freeport is one of
the busiest harbours in the Mediterranean. In a country with fast and easy connections
to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, aviation is more than just passenger services. Aeroplanes from across the globe
are repaired and serviced in Malta. Even the education sector is geared up for this industry. Every year, hundreds of young people are enticed
to pursue a career in aircraft maintenance. And if you want to know about
the importance of film production, just ask in Hollywood. Blockbuster movies are coming to life in Malta. Financial incentives, professional production facilities, and a superb climate go a long way
to enticing filmmakers to the island. Malta is a good place to be; it’s a safe, democratic, cosmopolitan
country, happy to welcome visitors. Nobody lives far from the coast. Fine dining and exciting nightlife are part of the lifestyle. Once discovered, you’ll find it hard to leave. When people do want to slow down,
they escape to the sister island of Gozo. Gozo may be smaller, but it’s greener, and boasts some hidden gems and what many
consider to be the best beaches of the islands. Families thrive here, benefitting from excellent schools, a world-class university, and modern health services. The reputation of Malta’s
highly trained health professionals has resulted in a growing trade in medical tourism. Quality of life isn’t just a slogan in Malta. Malta has a good reputation for offering
the hand of friendship to tourists and investors alike. Are you tempted? The Individual Investor Programme of Malta
is an opportunity for high net wealth individuals to contribute towards
the development of the Maltese Islands. New citizens bring new talent. Malta wants you to be part of its success story. This isn’t just about you and your family enjoying
an enterprising culture and a high quality of life. You would, like all Maltese,
become part of the bigger European family. Malta is a member of the EU
with a common currency – the euro. With open borders, no passports are needed
for travel within the Schengen zone, and Maltese citizens enjoy visa-free travel
to a considerable number of countries beyond the EU, including the United States of America. This is the future that awaits you. The benefits are clear: a thriving pro-enterprise economy;
first-class financial services; low rates of tax; excellent communications;
in the frontline of the digital economy; a safe, stable society;
good schools, health care, and family life; citizenship rights stretching
across Europe; and visa-free travel. This is your chance to make your contribution
to a country that welcomes new talent. Malta is going places, but it could be
an even greater success with you on board.

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