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Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

24 May at 6 PM 2016

Survey shows majority of expats in Europe wish to remain EU citizens

According to research carried out by a major website aimed at UK expats, the vast majority of UK citizens living in EU countries are in favour of Britain’s staying put in the EU. The survey, carried out with a representative sample of expats in Europe, showed that 71 per cent are committed to staying in the EU. Just 23 per cent are intending to vote to leave the union, with six percent unable to make up their minds as yet. The survey, conducted by global expat network AngloInfo, demonstrated that in spite of non-stop campaigning by...
23 May at 6 PM 2016

Supreme Court last ditch chance for disenfranchised UK expat voters

Following a Court of Appeal rejection last Friday, disenfranchised UK expats who’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years are pinning their fading hopes on the Supreme Court. Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling by Lady Justice King, Lord Dyson and Lord Justice Elias upheld the original decision that British voting law did not legally interfere with the EU’s right of freedom of movement. Leigh Day lawyer Richard Stein, acting for 95-year old Harry Shindler and Jacqueline MacLennan, told reporters that an emergency Supreme Court...
23 May at 6 PM 2016

Ryanair Brexit voters cheap flight offer under police investigation

Following its spectacular offer of ultra-cheap flights to the UK for expats wanting to vote ‘no’ to a Brexit, the controversial low-cost airline is under police investigation for breaching UK bribery laws. Ryanair’s advertisement stated that expats wishing to vote ‘Remain’ could fly home for just €19.99 on either 22nd or 23rd June in order to express their preferences for staying in the EU. Unsurprisingly, this clever ploy did not sit well with those organising the Vote Leave campaign, who immediately complained to the...
20 May at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats reject chance to vote in Brexit referendum

Inexplicably, only a small fraction of UK expats living in EU member states have registered to vote in the June 23 Brexit referendum. The several million British expatriates living, retiring and working in Europe could have made up a key constituency with strong influence over the results of the referendum. Endless media reports assumed that the threat of losing the right to residency, to work, to benefit from free healthcare and to continue receiving annual state pension upgrades would result in a stampede in favour of remaining in...
19 May at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Saudi to be forced to have private health insurance

Given that health care is one of the most expensive necessities for moving overseas, Saudi Arabia’s setting up of a private health plan for all expats would seem to be a good idea. According to online reports, the Saudi government’s new, compulsory private health plan will be backed by insurers and linked to more than 2,500 hospitals in the kingdom. The majority of Western expats in high-level professional positions either have heath insurance or can afford private care, but the huge number of expats from India, Bangladesh and...
19 May at 6 PM 2016

UK budget airline offers ultra cheap UK returns for expat Brexit voters

The very special offer by controversial British low-cost carrier Ryanair is aimed at encouraging expats living in Europe to fly home to vote in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Mega-discounted seats costing from as low as £15.40 are on offer, but those wanting to book will have to be quick as the offer ends tonight – 19th May. The sale is based on Ryanair boss’s repeated warnings that Britain’s leaving the EU would result in far fewer low-cost flights to Europe as well as fare increases across the board. Ryanair’s chief...
18 May at 6 PM 2016

US expat in Thailand solicits funds to reconstruct 9/11 attack

Entrepreneur Paul Salo’s video details his scheme to prove or disprove once and for all the conspiracy theories surrounding the tragic event. The movie purports to showcase an important project designed to reconstruct the horrific terror attack on the Twin Towers in all its ghastly reality, using a second-hand Boeing 767 to fly into a similar, hopefully already derelict, building. According to Salo, who's at present living in Thailand, the plane will fly at 500 mph directly into the building, recreating the impact and conflagration...
13 May at 6 PM 2016

UK expats in Spain to get Tescos Best of British

The news that British favourite Tesco is to start supplying British foodie delights via a Spanish supermarket chain is sure to boost morale across Andalusia’s expat community. A double deal with Spanish retailer El Corte Ingles will see 50 typical British favourites featured across the Spanish supermarket’s chain, with shoppers in Tesco’s UK stores across the country treated to Spanish products such as extra virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar and sliced Spanish meat products. Tesco brand cereals, traditional British biscuits,...
12 May at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats face state pension slash should Brexit succeed

UK expats settled in European hot spots could see their triple-locked state pension frozen pending negotiations with EU member states regarding the annual increase. The present system permits British retirees living in European Economic Area (EEA) countries to receive annual pension increases related to either inflation or 2.5 per cent, whichever is greater. Should the UK leave the EU, pension payments are likely to be frozen at the current level due to the necessity of negotiating new agreements with individual countries. Should...
12 May at 6 PM 2016

EU plans for European personal pension under fire from insurance giants

A trade body serving the insurance and pensions industry has attacked the EU’s plan to introduce a Europe-wide personal pension. The EU’s new personal pension proposal would benefit not only EU citizens but also expats living, working or retiring in EU member states. On offer to consumers would be the same benefits at the same cost, irrespective of their country of residence. Presented as the Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) it’s offered by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and would mean pension...