The program — marketed by private companies to the global elite as a way to gain the right to live and work anywhere in the EU — had netted the Maltese government €310 million by November last year. Most of the successful applicants have come from former Soviet bloc countries and the Middle East.“When Malta introduced an innovative Citizenship by Investment program in 2014, we were sneered upon by many,” Muscat said. At the time, MEPs condemned the program, saying that “EU citizenship should not be for sale at any price.” In January, they made similar points, with one MEP describing it as “immoral” during a hearing in the European Parliament.Muscat went on to portray opponents of the scheme as having a “conservative” understanding of the concept of citizenship.To obtain an EU passport, applicants must give the Maltese government a €650,000 donation and make a €150,000 investment in government stocks or bonds. They must also buy a flat or villa worth €350,000 in Malta for at least a year to establish a so-called residency link to the country, although they don’t have to live in it.Muscat also suggested a number of other self-described “outright insane” ideas, such as allowing the widespread use of bitcoin and opening new negotiating chapters with the Turkish government on EU accession. Malta’s passports-for-cash scheme was described as “an innovative policy tool” by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Thursday.“At a time when so much talent, so many beautiful minds, are looking for a new home, citizenship is one key attraction that can make Europe unbeatable in the global race of the future,” he said at the CEPS Ideas Lab in Brussels.However talent, intelligence and beauty are not criteria that applicants must fulfill in order to buy a passport.
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President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi, will have to fend off challenge from three other candidates for the Zone West B Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee slot.GNA Sports can confirm that Nyantakyi will be up against Benin’s Anjorin Moucharafou, Togolese’ Tata Avlessi and Hima Souley of Niger for the slot when delegates gather for the 32nd Ordinary General Assembly next month.The GFA President is slugging it out to succeed retiring Togolese incumbent, General Seyi Memene when delegates from 53 national associations congregate at the session slated for Khartoum, Sudan on Wednesday, February 23.Nyantakyi will face the stiffest competition from Moucharafou who is regarded as the favourite to the throne due to his closeness and personal relationship with the CAF President, Issah Hayatou.The Ghana FA President will be hoping to succeed where former three times African Football of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele failed when he succumbed to West African Football Union (WAFU) President, Amos Adamu at the January 22 Congress in Tunis when the latter beat the Ghanaian by 12 votes for the same position in 2004.Ghana qualified for the last two FIFA World Cups in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 under the Presidency of Nyantakyi, a member of Africa Cup of Nations Organizing Committee and Executive Member of WAFU. Source: GNA