Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

YouGov polls demystify the difference between Remain and Leave voters

Almost a year and a half after the Brexit referendum, British citizens as well as UK expats in Spain are still at odds over the potentially devastating result. When taken together, a series of YouGov surveys on the differentials and increasingly wide divide between Remoaners and Brexiteers becomes clearer, although it’s not likely the results will change any minds. The various surveys took in issues not specifically related to Brexit itself, but helped to gather a perspective on the psychological make-up of the opposing sides as...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Soaring cost of living matches soaring number of Brits leaving the UK

As the cost of a comfortable life in the UK rises, it’s being matched by the number of Britons opting to live and work overseas. A combination of Brexit uncertainty, the ever-rising cost of living and potential job insecurity has led to increasing numbers of UK citizens making the decision of their lives in order to secure their futures. At the present time, Brits desperate to desert the sinking ship before it falls apart are spoilt for choice as to where to go and what to do when they get there. Whether they’re budding...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2017

EU court blindsides UK Home Office in landmark ruling

In a significant judgement, the EU Court of Justice has ruled the UK cannot prevent a woman with dual Spanish/British citizenship from living with her Algerian husband in the UK. The ruling may well have significant effects on the Brexit negotiations, as it enshrines the rights to live in the UK of EU citizens married to non-British nationals. Following the judgement, the UK is disallowed from removing citizens' rights such as the freedom to live with a non-UK spouse. UK expats in similar situations in EU member states will be...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2017

EU leader promises expat her rights will be protected

European Union leader Tono Lopez-Isturiz has promised the rights of a female expat who sent am appeal to the European Peoples’ Party will be protected. The Spanish European Parliament Member had been approached by a female expat via a letter telling of her concerns about losing her rights once Brexit is finalised. Speaking directly to her on Armistice Day, the Spanish lawmaker made it clear he was committed to fight for all UK expats’ rights, especially as he honoured the UK’s contribution to his country during World War II. He...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Foreign recruitment firm plans cashing in on expat jobs for top professionals

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...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Post Brexit transition period must allow free movement of EU citizens

British expats in EU member states as well as EU expats in the UK are expected to be even more confused by the leak of papers from Brussels on post Brexit transition period rules to apply to Britain. According to papers relating to discussions in Brussels about Britain’s position during a post Brexit transition period, the UK would be expected to abide by all new laws issued by the EU although it would have no say in their content. The bloc’s plan also bans the UK from leaving the single market before it finally withdraws from...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Is Cyprus the best destination for UK retirees

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...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Brexit scares European midwives and nurses into leaving the UK

A double whammy of departing UK-trained medics as well as European midwives and nurses is putting the NHS in danger of a serious staff shortage. A sharp drop in the number of midwives and nurses arriving to work in the UK combined with a record number of qualified medics returning to their home countries is forcing the NHS to admit to a real danger of staff shortages. The numbers of qualified medical professionals leaving the UK due to Brexit are up by 67 per cent, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Healthcare trade union...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Malaga help trace missing British tou

Costa del Sol expats grouped together to find a missing holidaymaker who refused to board his flight back to Manchester before running away. Brett Barnes, his partner Gemma Clements and their four-year-old daughter had spent an enjoyable two-week break in Benalmadena, and were preparing to take their flight back to the UK from Malaga Airport last Wednesday. They arrived at the airport at around 10p.m. and were just about to board when Brett suddenly took off into the night carrying only his passport. According to his partner, he’d...
2 Nov at 6 PM 2017

UK businesses join with expats in Brexit panic

As the scandal of the stalled Brexit negotiations staggers on, UK businesses are feeling the panic already being felt by expats. Brexit negotiations are due to kick off again next week, with British expats in European countries only slightly pacified and EU expats in the UK now worried about the effects of the new NHS rule aimed at defeating medical tourism. A cause of concern for expats and business owners alike is the government’s refusal to release their assessment of damage to the economy likely to be done by a hard Brexit....