Expat Cyprus News
Latest 10 news items tagged Cyprus
5 Jan at 6 PM 2018
A favourite with Britons for many years, Cyprus
is still high on the list for expat retirees.
British pensioners looking to retire in the sun as part of a long-established expat community have always placed Cyprus
high on their list of possible locations. Although the cost of living isn’t as low as it was prior to the island’s becoming part of the European Union, it’s still far lower than in the UK, especially in services, goods and commodities. Vegetables and fruits, wine, beer and local spirits, rent, utilities and taxi...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017
A European recruitment company is boasting it has a list of 10,000 British employees suitable as candidates for relocation to the EU after Brexit.
Expat Exit, a job consultancy firm based in Europe, claims it has a huge database of top professionals suitable for relocation to employment opportunities elsewhere in Europe once Britain finally leaves the EU. In an interview on the BBC’s Radio 4 ‘s ‘Brexit – A Guide for the Perplexed’ programme, Expat Exit’s CEO Marcin Czyza explained his plan involving 'stealing' thousands of...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2017
For several decades, Cyprus
has been a favourite holiday destination for sunshine and hospitality, but is it the best option for UK retirees?
Once under British possession and now divided into two halves with the north under Turkish rule and the south now the Republic of Cyprus
, this stunning Mediterranean island has been a favourite for British holidaymakers since cheap flights became a reality. Many visitors returned home dreaming of a sun-baked retirement, but is Cyprus
the best place for disenchanted Brits?
Once a bargain...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2017
British expat professionals living and working in the UAE are furious and appalled at the explosion in a London tube train.
The failed major terrorist attack on a London commuter tube train last Friday has resulted in anger amongst the many British professionals working in the UAE. Although the device itself was flawed and its explosive content did not ignite, the flash when the detonator blew up was enough to injure 20 commuters and cause panic across the capital.
One Britisher working in the UAE told local reporters the train...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2017
The first thing the majority of British would-be expats consider is the weather in the country of their choice.
Over 60 per cent of British expats study weather reports in a variety of possible expat destinations before making their final choice. For good reason, the sun is a prime requirement for a satisfactory new life overseas after decades of making do with the downpours and dull skies of the so-called British summer. A recent Internations survey involving over 14,000 expats living across the world confirms the effect of climate...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2017
In spite of the uncertainty of expat rights post-Brexit, UK retirees are queuing up to emigrate, with Spain, France and Portugal all favourite destinations. Financial advisers whose businesses serve would-be expats relocating to destinations within the European Union have seen a doubling of enquiries from British retirees over the past year and the number of those who went ahead with their emigration plans has increased by 25 per cent. The motivation behind the rush to leave would seem to be that, whatever the final Brexit deal contains,...
10 Aug at 6 PM 2017
Protest letters have been sent to two major UK media outlets over an article recommending holidays in Cyprus
’s Turkish-held north.
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus
is as popular with holidaymakers as it is with British retirees – or at least the southern part of the island is. Since 1974, the northern region has remained in Turkish hands, with the major city of Nicosia literally cut in half by the border between the two sectors. Cypriot
expats living and working in the UK are, perhaps understandably, up in arms about two tourism...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2017
Spain’s position as an all-time favourite retirement haven for older Brits seeking sunshine and sangria is still unrivalled, but France, Italy, Portugal and Far East destinations such as the Philippines and Thailand are still getting attention.
A recent survey of Britons approaching retirement has revealed the main attractions of quitting the UK are better weather, a cheaper cost of living and a more relaxed lifestyle. In the initial excitement of planning a new life in an unfamiliar new country, it’s easy to forget realties such...
27 Jul at 6 PM 2017
British expatriates living in France are considering asking the UK government to repeal its withdrawal of the winter fuel allowance given to retired UK citizens to help with their fuel bills.
Brits living in France’s mountainous regions as well as in the areas fronting the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel have been the worst affected since the payment to all expats in France was discontinued in 2015. Entitlement to the allowance was calculated by the British government by means of averaging temperatures in France, Cyprus
12 Jul at 6 PM 2017
One of the major concerns for UK expatriates living in Europe is access to inexpensive, reliable healthcare post-Brexit, with a new online GP service offering at least part of the solution.
The post-Brexit demise of free local healthcare for UK expats living in European countries has dominated forums and local news outlets since the referendum. A good proportion of Britons living overseas are retired and depend on the European Health Card for their regular visits to a general practitioner as well as any hospital treatment they may...