Vanuatu, a South Pacific Ocean nation, is one of the world’s last unspoiled environments and comprises 80-plus islands in a Y-shaped archipelago that stretches for 1,300km from North to South. Vanuatu’s off-the-radar location allows you to shut out the clamour of global turmoil and recharge in the isolated peace of its pristine, natural beauty. The small population of approximately 300,000 live in a country with extremely clean air, water, and food.
The islands offer excellent scuba diving on coral reefs, WW2 wrecks, underwater caverns, and deep-sea fishing. On land, hiking trails lead through rainforests to crystal clear pools and ascend a few active volcanoes. The islands are also home to many resorts and spas, which offer the quality of relaxation one would expect from a world-class tropical destination.
A former joint British-French protectorate, Vanuatu became an independent republic in 1980 and has since fiercely guarded its independence and sovereignty. Vanuatu is self-sufficient in many respects, and most of its food is produced organically. It has a free-market economy with no personal income tax, and is consistently rated one of the happiest countries on Earth. Vanuatu’s location, people and unspoiled beauty render this one of the planet’s last undiscovered gems.
Port Vila, the capital city on the island of Efate, boasts a well-developed banking and financial infrastructure. Approximately seven banks and a range of highly professional lawyers, accountants and financial advisers including big-name international firms, serve the international financial industry.
Malta enjoys a stable political climate and a bi-partisan political scene that is largely convergent on issues of national and economic importance. Malta and Germany were the only two states in the eurozone to maintain economic growth during the financial crisis, and Malta’s banks have been ranked amongst the top 5 soundest banks in the world.
Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Schengen Area since 2007. Citizenship obtained under this programme grants the rights of full citizenship for life and can be passed on to future generations by descent.
Maltese citizenship grants access to all investment opportunities available to EU citizens, both in Malta and throughout the rest of the EU.
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