Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

29 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Barnier confirms importance of guaranteed expat rights

In a statement to the European Council, the EU’s head negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed the need to immediately guarantee the rights of UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK. I f believed, Barnier’s position on the rights of expats and several other Brexit issues could come as music to the ears of the millions of expatriates living and working in the UK and Europe, who’ve come to almost accept the deafening silence on the subject from UK lawmakers. Barnier also confirmed that negotiations were expected to take longer...
29 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Is Spanish nationality the final expat answer to Brexit

Many long-term UK expats in Spain have struggled with the decision whether or not to try for Spanish nationality, but now the reality of Brexit seems unstoppable it’s the only acceptable option for many. British expatriates living and working in Spain are now faced with the ultimate decision – whether to wait and see whether politicians will smash their chosen lifestyle beyond repair or to go ahead and apply for Spanish nationality. Neither option is straightforward, and becoming Spanish isn’t as easy as it might sound at first...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Are UK expats protected from Brexit effects by an EU directive

In a surprising article published on the eve of Therese May’s invoking of Article 50, its author states her insistence of using EU expats in the UK as bargaining chips for UK expats in Europe is invalidated by an existing EU law. The article’s author claims he published an open letter to the British PM at the beginning of this month, to which he has not as yet received a reply. A personal email attempting to alert Brexiteers to the law was sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis and has also been ignored, but members of the Commons...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Survey notes depression and stress amongst UK and EU expats alike

Tomorrow is the point of no return for the UK in Europe, as Theresa May activates Article 50 and effectively ends decades of being part of a Greater Europe. Since the referendum result was announced last June, concerns about many aspects of the divorce from the EU have been raised, especially by those most affected by Brexit. Today, the results of two parallel polls were revealed, confirming that both EU and UK expatriates in equal measure fear their lives are being threatened. More than 80 per cent of the 1900 respondents who took...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Letter to EU Facebook page tells it like it is for UK residents and expats

Following last Saturday’s Unite for Europe anti-Brexit protest march in London, a UK expat living in Greece has started a Facebook page showing a letter she wrote to all EU member states’ officials setting out the facts about the UK’s support for Brexit. Alison Cuff’s letter ‘tells it like it is’ as regards the untruths and exaggerations made by pro-Brexit lawmakers in the UK, and asks the EU to understand that a majority of voters in the UK did not vite for Britain’s leaving the European Union. She is asking those who...
27 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Study shows expat millennials more than happy in Belgium

Expats come in all shapes, sizes and ages, with millennials in Belgium the latest addition to the international expatriate community. Data from a thinktank study for BNP Paribas has shown that almost all expat millenials living and working in this small European country are more than happy about their decisions to relocate. The study encompassed seven European countries including Belgium, and surveyed younger expats between the ages of 18 and 28 years. The result for Belgium was nothing short of spectacular, with 96 per cent of...
24 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Taking the stress out of apartment hunting in Paris

The romance and sheer beauty for which Paris is famous worldwide doesn’t quite make up for the stress of finding a suitable apartment. Paris is a favourite for expats from across the world for so many reasons, but your dream can get very slightly tarnished once you’ve begun searching for an apartment. Expats choose the world’s most romantic city for many reasons, including its charm, quirky districts, delicious cuisine and sheer glamour, but apartment hunting in the city can cause unending stress unless you’ve researched the...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to workers from across the world, provided they qualify for visas. However, one common misconception about Britain is that heathcare is free and amongst the best in the world, thus voiding the need for...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

EU expats in UK may be protected by human rights laws

According to a report by a group of Spanish lawyers, the European Convention on Human Rights may give EU expats in the UK freedom to remain. In an address to the EU parliament, legal experts from Spain said Brexit might result in EU citizens making use of existing human rights laws to gain the right to remain in the UK. Spanish professors at law believe that property rights and the right to family life enshrined in the ECHR may be the get-out clause which prevents the UK from forcing expatriation after Brexit. The Convention’s...
22 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expatprenuers set new trend in Asian business hubs

For expats looking to work overseas, there’s a whole new culture developing, especially in Asia, in which the focus is on informal expat start-ups rather than corporate postings with all the trimmings. Traditionally, becoming a working expat involved relocation to an overseas subsidiary of a multinational Western company, with fixed term contracts and financial packages on hand to ease the transition. Nowadays, a new breed of ‘expatprenuers’ are journeying to the same destinations and starting up their own businesses, helped by...