The lawsuit was probably funded by lawyers appointed by the “News” program, which aired on Dutch public television.
Legal experts examined the rules of the restrictions introduced. The mechanism of their circular is, among other things, that a Russian, who is a citizen of one of the EU countries, puts the latter in all documents relating to his business.
“In such a situation, when he starts a company in France he is listed as an EU citizen, not a Russian,” Maltese intelligence journalist Matthew Caruana Galicia told the show.
In addition, thanks to this, they can avoid the restriction of depositing more than 100,000. Euros from Russia in European banks apply to citizens of that country.
The European Parliament wants to prevent so-called gold passports, which are passports bought by wealthy citizens from outside the EU. The European Commission is taking action against Malta and Cyprus, who are the leaders in delivering.
Thousands of so-called gold passports, according to information obtained through the NOS portal. In 2012-2017, 40 percent. Russian buyers were found in all the passports sold by Malta. Currently, the country has suspended plans to provide these documents to Russians and Belarusians.
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