Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

22 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows majority of Brits now reject Brexit

As PM Theresa May prepares her Brexit speech, a new poll reveals the majority of British citizens believe the UK is better off within the EU. The poll, conducted by BMG Research on behalf of the Independent newspaper, clearly demonstrates a majority of Britons now understand the complexity and potential disaster of withdrawal and would prefer the country to remain within the European Union. It’s believed the turning point came during the past few weeks as the deadlock between the two negotiating teams became unmanageable and cabinet...
21 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Amsterdam Expat Fair draws thousands to network and integrate

The famous ‘I am not a Tourist’ expat fair in Amsterdam is an annual event drawing thousands of international expats to network, find out more about the Netherlands and make new friends. Held in the heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage, the Expat Fair is now an established annual event attracting international expatriates from countless world countries. It’s free to enter and packed with booths representing Dutch companies, social clubs and entrepreneurial and volunteering opportunities. Every aspect of living in the...
21 Sep at 4 PM 2017

Petition calling for referendum vote on Brexit deal wins Westminster debate

A petition calling for a new referendum based on the final Brexit deal has passed 100,000 signatures, forcing it to be debated in the parliamentary House of Commons. The petition requests a referendum to be heard before the official date when Britain leaves the European Union, pencilled in at present as the end of March 2019. The debate, it says, should contain three options, either to revoke Article 50 and remain within the European Union, to reject whatever deal has been agreed and simply leave, or to accept the deal and let the...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Best emigration locations for LGBT expats

For would-be LGBT expats, finding the right country can be tricky, with certain destinations welcoming and tolerant and others the exact opposite. As a general rule, countries in Europe and North America are more tolerant and welcoming to LGBT expats than others where rights for this specific minority may be few or non-existent. Starting with the Netherlands, the first world state to legalise same-sex marriages, the countries below all make for a successful stay as an expat, whether you’re arriving alone or with your partner....
20 Sep at 6 PM 2017

British hotelier in Marbella slams mayor for persecuting his popular business

The British businessman owner of an upscale Marbella hotel popular with expats and tourists has been forced to sack 50 Spanish employees after the local authority withdrew his music license. The Sisu Hotel, mysteriously the site of a firebombing attack earlier this year, was recently refused renewal of its music license by reinstated local mayor Angeles Munoz. As a result of the ban on entertainment, British owner Neil Acland was forced to let 50 of his local staff go and is missing the last few weeks of the popular holiday...
19 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Portuguese government to tax expat retiree pensions

Portugal’s foreign retiree community’s pension payments are about to become taxable, according to the country’s Finance Minister. The introduction in 2009 of a special tax break for ‘non-habitual residents’ has seen an increase in Portugal’s popularity as an international expat retirement hub, but confirmation that the government is now planning to introduce a new income tax regime is certain to cause concern in the expat community. When quizzed by journalists, the Finance Minister stated the necessary amendment would be...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Kuwaiti MPs urge last minute delay for expat health fees

With just days to go before the planned introduction of Kuwait’s unpopular expat health fees law, local MPs are urging its delay or postponement. As large numbers of less well-off expats pack their belongings and leave, it’s now clear to a number of Kuwait’s parliamentarians that the majority of expat labour in the emirate will have difficulty making the payments. The rule was introduced in August, and was the first attempt to increase fees for healthcare in more than two decades. Expatriates themselves, a group of Kuwaiti...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expat rights campaign groups hold huge rally in London

Campaign groups representing both UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK have staged a massive lobbying rally in London. The rally came as news broke that Theresa May is to travel to Florence next Friday to give a speech about Brexit prior to the start of the next round of negotiations. The rally encompassed several venues as well as the famous London landmark of Trafalgar Square and was organised by two major Brexit protest groups, British in Europe and the 3 Million. Some 50,000 people came out in force to give their views on...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expat retirees favour Ecuador for its varied options

Ecuador is still one of the most popular retirement destinations for expats, according to the latest survey. There’s a great deal of choice as regards retirement destinations for older expats determined to enjoy their lives in the sun, with Ecuador ticking most of the boxes and gaining yet another place in Expat Insider’s Top Ten listing. Whether the priority is beaches, vibrant city life, historic homes in the High Sierras or charming small towns on the mainland, retirees have been arriving for several decades. For beach...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2017

British expats willing to pay for EU citizenship

A recent survey by Experts for Expats has shown more than 50 per cent of British expats would welcome the chance to purchase individual EU membership. Although the survey was relatively small in numbers, responses by UK citizens living across the world suggest all respondents believe Brexit will harm their personal situations as well as being disastrous for the UK economy. As a result, more than half of those surveyed indicated they would be prepared to buy into individual membership of the European Union. A quarter of respondents...