Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

21 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Multiple reports claim post Brexit expats legal status a mess

As the legal problems facing UK and EU expats after Brexit become more acute, multiple media reports suggest the British government will face huge headaches. UK citizens living in EU member states as well as EU nationals in Britain are due to be mired in a terrifying legal quagmire as regards their rights, according to the Financial Times. The comment was quoted as coming from an anonymous senior Brexit negotiator, and brings into focus the UK’s need to agree a policy covering every issue from the rights of British-born children of...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Spanish PM believes UK expat rights can be preserved

In spite of May’s January rebuttal by EU leaders over UK expat rights, the Spanish Prime Minister still believes a deal to protect Britons wishing to remain in the country post-Brexit can be achieved. Following last week’s report that Spain is luring wealthy expats with generous deals in the hope the revenue will make up for the loss of thousands of Brit expats, the country’s PM Mariano Rajoy now believes a deal protecting expatriates' rights can be done. Spain, it would seem, would like to ‘have its cake and eat it’, a...
17 Feb at 4 PM 2017

Crime spree targets expat businesses in Marbella

British expats living and working in the popular resort of Marbella are pressing local police for information about a recent and still ongoing crime wave. Laura Tona, owner of a local sex shop, is the tenth victim of an organised gang active in the area over the past three months. During the break-in, nothing was taken, but others have reported losses of cash and goods. Tona told the Olive Press English language newspaper she was surprised a stop hadn’t been put on the gang’s activities as they were ruining local businesses....
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Portugal named top of world retirement hubs

Already a favourite holiday and relocation destination for the British, Portugal has been named as the top retirement hub on the planet for three years running. Well-known expat relocation website Live and Invest Overseas considers the attractions of the country to be the perfect draw for retirees, especially single women. The Algarve is favourite for its large, long-established and welcoming expat community, and the country as a whole is the safest in Europe and one of the least dangerous in the entire world. In centuries...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

New poll shows four out of five UK expats live in fear of Brexit effect

Survey shows 80 per cent of respondents fear for their post Brexit lives. A survey initiated by the Brussels and Europe Lib Dem group reveals that the vast majority of respondents are living in fear of the devastating effect of Brexit on their families and their lives. The survey, taken by 5,170 Britons living in EU member states, took place following last week’s Commons vote which opened the door for Theresa May to activate Article 50 next month. Asked about their main concern about Brexit, 25 per cent of respondents, most of...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

One million signatures needed for push to legalise EU passports to UK expats

The UK expat campaign group Bremain in Spain is joining forces with Choose Freedom Campaign in promoting a European Citizens Initiative seeking a million EU citizens’ signatures. Active in fighting for UK expats’ rights to remain in Spain after Brexit is finalised, Bremain in Spain spokesperson Sue Wilson told the Olive Press the move is a great opportunity for those who were unable to vote in the Brexit referendum to make their views known. Many long-term UK expat residents in Spain were unable to vote due to the UK’s 15-year...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Spain concentrating on wealthy investors to replace UK expats

Serious concerns about their post-Brexit positions in Spain are forcing an increasing number of UK expats to sell their homes and relocate. The double whammy of Brexit and the falling sterling exchange rate is resulting in many UK expats being forced to give up their chosen lifestyles and sell their Spanish homes. Since the referendum result was announced, rreal estate agents have enjoyed a bonanza, with sales in Malaga up by 16.5 per cent and record numbers of completed transactions on the Costa del Sol. Driving the rush to...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Leaked EU document warns backlash against UK expats overseas

As the British government’s total lack of commitment to the plight of UK expats overseas and EU expats in the UK continues, applications for UK permanent residency continue to soar. A leaked EU document is warning the British government’s poor treatment of EU expats in the UK could well result in a concerted backlash against British expats living elsewhere in Europe. The document, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, condemns the post-referendum treatment of foreign residents by UK authorities and points out that EU member states...
9 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Top expat professionals deserting Abu Dhabi as economy falters and costs rise

Once the holy grail for top expat professionals, Abu Dhabi’s stuttering economy is now the cause of an exodus of the brightest and best. Top-paying jobs in the emirate were the most sought-after employment prizes for top bankers and other expat professionals during the oil boom at the turn of the 21st century, Nowadays it’s a totally different story, caused by the dramatic drop in oil prices and its effects on industry and development. Abu Dhabi is still the region’s top producer of the ‘black gold’ and is also the...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2017

The challenges of expat relocation to Sweden

Sweden may not be the most popular expat destination as it has its challenges as well as its charms, but its quality of life is one of the best on the planet. As an expat destination, Sweden tops international survey rankings in the majority of sectors including the all-important global competitiveness and quality of life. However, relocating to this stunningly beautiful country has its challenges as regards culture, bureaucracy and a number of practical issues. Irish expat Anne Pihl runs her own relocation consultancy based on her...