Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

23 Jan at 6 PM 2017

The real truth about Brit expats in France

France has long been a favourite destination for Brits looking to change their lives via emigration, but stereotyped expat communities are decidedly not the norm in the land of wine and fabulous food. Misconceptions about expatriate behaviours and perceptions are normal wherever foreign residents hang their hats, with France no exception to the rule. For example, the beautiful Dordogne region in the southwest of the country is know as ‘Dordogneshire’ for its high number of Brit residents, in spite of the fact that UK expats are...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Furious Brits in freezing Alicante demand reinstatement of winter fuel allowance

Following the dramatic big freeze and snowfalls across Southern Spain, British expat pensioners are demanding the UK government reconsider the removal of their £300 winter fuel allowance. Earlier this week, the normally sun-drenched retirement hub of Alicante was a snow-covered, freezing resort reminiscent of the worst of the UK’s cold, winter weather. British pensioners, deprived several years ago of their winter fuel allowances, were forced to buy heaters or expensive logs to burn in order to keep themselves warm and are now...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Vietnam rated as best low cost SE Asian country for expat professionals

Vietnam and its capital Hanoi are increasingly rated as not only the cheapest Southeast Asian destination for expats, but also as a great place to grow a new career. Although the relocation process itself isn’t exactly inexpensive, once you’ve arrived to start your new life you’ll find the cost of living is far cheaper than the vast majority of favoured expat destinations in the region. A recent survey charted living expenses as averaging some $700 a month, including rental, transport, food drink and the essential smartphone...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2017

EU citizens in UK to fight for post Brexit residency law

A protest group formed by French expats is preparing to campaign for a new law giving protected rights to all EU expatriates in the UK. Marketing executive Nicholas Hatton is spearheading the group’s efforts to end what he calls ‘xenophobic rhetoric’ by forcing British MPs to grant permanent residency to all EU expats settled in Britain. His 3million forum group was inspired by a Bristol meetup of 200 French EU citizens, all of whom were desperately concerned about their rights to stay and work in the UK. The group is based...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2017

UK state pensioners in France terrified over more exchange rate falls

With the pound sterling forecast to sink even lower as the triggering of Article 50 draws nearer, Brit expats in France are fearing the worst. Theresa May’s long-awaited Brexit speech on Tuesday did nothing to allay the fears of British expats living in France on their UK state pensions. The PM’s continuing emphasis on a hard Brexit is expected to do even more damage to the already threatened currency and those who rely on it. Both EU and French politicians had been hoping for meat on the bones of ‘Brexit means Brexit’,...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2017

UK expats in Spain urge MP select committee to protect their rights

British nationals living in Spain and other EU member states have told British MPs a speedy gesture is needed to prevent their losing everything. Representatives from the Bremain in Spain group together with other campaigners for the right to remain spoke yesterday with members of a parliamentary select committee about their fears for their futures after Brexit takes effect. Their message was that the UK government must make the first move as regards the difficult question of rights for UK expats in Europe and EU expats in...
18 Jan at 6 PM 2017

US expats across Europe to hold Womens Marches against Trump

Inspired by the upcoming massive Womens’ March in Washington scheduled for the day after the inauguration, expat US citizens across Europe are holding their own versions. Spanish marches are being held in Madrid, Barcelona, Grenada and Valencia, beginning with Inauguration Day protests in Valencia and Madrid. Barcelona and Grenada’s Womens’ Marches will take place a day later, with all the protests forming part of almost 400 ‘Sister Marches’ happening across the globe. The Valencia expat community are also calling for a...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Expats watch and hope as more Brexit legal challenges are launched

Courts in Ireland and the British high court are set to hear two fresh challenges to Brexit as it's being put forward by Theresa May and her cronies. Expats are following the chaotic government manoeuvres and the various attempts to either reverse the referendum result or ameliorate its effects on their lives. The two latest challenges come as Theresa May prepares for her definitive Brexit speech due Tuesday and earlier claimants await the Supreme Court’s judgement on last month’s case. According to the Guardian newspaper, the...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Scottish expats work to feed refugees in freezing Budapest

The severe cold weather in Europe is hitting hardest on refugees and the homeless, but a group of Scottish expats are doing their best to help. Dozens have already died in the life-threatening -19 Celsius freeze, many of whom were refugees from the Middle East or homeless Hungarians. Unable to watch the suffering without attempting to do something, the owners and customers at Budapest’s Caledonia Scottish Pub are cooking and serving literally thousands of meals and distributing them to those in desperate need. Owners Patrick...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2017

New study offers clues to successful expat hirings

A new study has identified which character traits are common to expats with successful careers overseas. Many professionals and entrepreneurs are keen to try their luck as expats in countries across the world, but many don’t succeed and are forced to return to their home countries for a rethink. A recent study has identified the personal characteristics necessary to take full advantage of the many challenges and opportunities involved in working and living overseas. Of course, the study is intended to help employers looking for...