Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

26 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Are expat clubs out of fashion

Once upon a time, if you became an expat in any one of dozens of far-flung destinations, it was almost obligatory to join at least one local expat club. Over the years, expat clubs have been seen as a refuge for expats fresh from thier home countries. Reasons given for becoming members of an organisation run by volunteers and aimed at creating a social scene were many, including making new friends, practical help for newbies, advice on immigration and visas, interesting talks by long-term expatriates, networking and tips on how to...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2017

UK Ambassadorial letter gives Brexit updates to Britons in Spain

British expats living in Spain are finally being officially informed about the government’s intentions regarding citizens’ post-Brexit rights. More than a year after the referendum result was announced, British expats in Spain are being informed about consular efforts on their behalf and the government’s stance on their post-Brexit rights. An open letter aimed at all British residents has been released by the UK's ambassador to Spain, giving details of proposals made to date by the UK government during the Brexit negotiations....
25 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Will Macron reforms affect UK expats in France

France’s new president is setting out a raft of changes planned for the next few years, but will they affect British expats? Given that, at present, Britishers living across the channel in France are unsure whether they will be able to stay, the changes about to be brought in by order of the new president may affect little or nothing in the average expat's lifestyle. However, those who’ve managed to achieve permanent residency or other means of remaining will notice the difference via their wallets, their internet connections and...
24 Jul at 6 PM 2017

What to expect as an expat in Turkey

When choosing the perfect Mediterranean retirement destination, Britons tend to favour Spain and the southern regions of France, but Turkey can be just as enjoyable and slightly different. Escaping from the British weather, the rising cost of living and, nowadays, the threat of a dwindling post-Brexit economy are all great reasons for planning your departure after you’ve thankfully given up on the daily grind. Turkey’s major advantage right now is that it’s not an EU member state, although it’s aspiring to become one....
24 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Discovering Cambodia as an expat retirement hub

Cambodia is becoming increasingly popular with would-be expats from Western countries who’ve turned their backs on the chaos, confusion and political problems back home. Starting a new life in Cambodia is an adventure that’s proving more and more attractive to expats looking for a total change of scene. At the present time, visa requirements are straightforward and expats can work or volunteer without risking being deported. The country itself is a fascinating mix of modern amenities in its capital Phnom Penh and more traditional...
24 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Brexit threat to retired Briton and his Russian wife

As the Brexit negotiations to date have shed no light on the fates of British retirees living in Europe, stories of individuals and couples caught up in the mind-numbing uncertainly are increasingly being covered by the British media. The ramifications of a hard Brexit will be harsh enough on retired British couples getting by on the ungenerous UK state pension, but for Britons married to non-EU nationals they could be life-changing. One such is 81year-old Tony Stone, a retired antiques dealer married to Maryna, a Russian citizen....
21 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Bad news and worse news for relocating UK expat property owners

British expatriates at present living in Europe and planning a return to the UK may well be out of pocket due to an unexpected rise is UK property prices. As the Brexit-related uncertainty about rights to remain, healthcare and pensions drags on, many formerly settled UK expats living in EU member states may be considering a return to the UK. However, financial worries about the difference between the sales price of their homes in Europe and the rising prices of UK properties may be as stressful as the decision to wait it out for...
21 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Good and bad Brexit news for UK expats in Europe

At long last, real news concerning UK expats in Europe is leaking out of the Brexit negotiations, but it isn’t all good. The almost total lack of anything resembling concrete information for expatriate Britons caught in the Brexit fiasco has caused concern and fury across Europe’s favourite expat hubs. Squabbles between parliamentary factions, a disastrous last-minute general election and ministerial incompetence have led to UK citizens living and retiring overseas believing they don't count for anything with those making...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Paris preparing to poach EU expat bankers from London

Now under its new President, Paris is planning to attract EU expat bankers and financial experts from post-Brexit London. Newly elected President Macron’s previous dislike of the banking fraternity seems to have evaporated under the necessity to up Paris’s game as regards attracting the brightest and best the City of London has to offer. A former banker himself, Macron is now offering tax breaks for financial professionals from overseas, the easing of EU regulations, more international schools and rules making it easier to hire...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Europe losing out as expats prefer Asian Tiger states

Increasing numbers of British professionals are shunning traditional European expat hubs and heading east to the four Asian Tiger states. South Korea's capital Seoul, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are the new now for ambitious Britons looking to boost their careers in unique, exotic environments. In a recent survey, Asia holds five of the world’s most expensive cities, having taken over from Europe’s eight out of ten in 2007. The accelerated growth of the Asian Tiger states derives from their industrial and financial strength...