The origin of the term Malta is uncertain, and the modern-day variation derives from the Maltese language. The most common etymology is that the word Malta derives from Greek word μέλι, meli, "honey". The ancient Greeks called the island Μελίτη (Melitē) meaning "honey-sweet" (which was also, inter alia, the name of a Nereid), possibly due to Malta's unique production of honey; an endemic species of bee lives on the island, giving it the popular nickname the "land of honey". The Romans went on to call the island Melita, which can be considered either as a latinisation of the Greek Μελίτη or the adaptation of the Doric Greek pronunciation of the same word Μελίτα. Another conjecture suggests that the word Malta comes from the Phoenician word Maleth meaning "a haven" in reference to Malta's many bays and coves.
✓ Travel visa-free to 166 countries, including the EU and Canada
✓ Reasonable contribution and efficient application process
✓ Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and is strategically located with excellent air links.
✓ Residency Card in 4 (four) weeks, Citizenship approval in 4 (four) months processing time & passport issuance in 12 (twelve) months (inclusive of processing time)
The Malta property market is correcting itself after the global financial downturn, which creates a strong opportunity for investors for the following reasons: • The amount of new properties added to the Maltese real estate market each year has been declining significantly since 2009 • This shrinkage has helped stabilize the situation, and prices started to pick up • With the lower supply of new properties, demand is focused on existing properties, creating an increase in price/value for those properties, which is positive for current or new property owners and investors The Maltese Individual Investor Program offers the option to invest in real estate, thus ensuring the recoverability of those funds after the required five year holding period. Note: Additional charges apply and all fees are subject to change at any time without notice.
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