Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

2 May at 6 PM 2016

British Ambassador visits Malaga with urgent Brexit message

During a hastily arranged visit to Malaga, British Ambassador Simon Manley urged UK expats to register to vote in June’s Brexit referendum. The visit was the result of the UK High Court’s refusal to grant expats who’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years the right to vote in the crucial referendum. During a press conference, Manley stressed that every expat vote would count, adding that the official deadline for postal vote registration is June 7. At the present time, over one thousand expat voters are registering every...
28 Apr at 6 PM 2016

UAE visa requirement changes causing expatriate concern

From tomorrow, planning ahead for a visit to Abu Dhabi or Dubai will need to include a compulsory e-visa for citizens of certain countries. The new regulation, set to come into force tomorrow, 29th April, involves expatriates and other visitors arriving via the Oman border. The rule is due to affect over 1,500,000 expats at present living in the Sultanate and will apply to arrivals by air as well as by road. A number of nationalities including Filipinos and Indians will have to apply for e-visas whatever their jobs, as the former...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Survey shows massive expat majority in support of Stay campaign

British expats able to vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum are overwhelmingly in favour of staying as part of the European Union. Global expat network Angloinfo’s survey results released earlier this week showed that almost three quarters of respondents intended to vote to stay. Just 20 per cent are in favour of leaving the EU, and seven per cent are still undecided as to how they will vote The study reached out to over 2,800 of Angloinfo’s user base of expats living in many countries across the world. Of those who were in...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2016

US Embassy warns US expats in Sweden over terror threat

A warning from the US Embassy has advised American expats in Sweden to avoid crowded places at all costs. The warning was issued in response to a report of suspected terror threats to the country by a group of insurgents said to have entered Sweden as immigrants in 2015. According to a senior source in the Iraqi security service, intelligence about an ISIS plot targeting Stockholm included details of an eight-man gang of former al-Qaeda members. The militants have been identified as Iraqis who arrived as part of a rush of thousands...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Study shows majority of EU based expats have Brexit fears

A recent study has revealed that two thirds of UK expats living in European Union countries are concerned that Britain’s leaving the EU would have significant negative effects on their lives. The poll, carried out on behalf of an investment and financial advisory company, involved expatriates in France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany. Just over two-thirds of respondents admitted they were anxious about the outcome Brexit, with 24 per cent unconcerned and eight per cent saying they did not know. According to...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2016

High Court ruling on expat voting disenfranchisement to be delayed

Following this week’s High Court hearing, British expats in Europe are now waiting for the court to make a ruling on the controversial issue. The long-awaited legal challenge of the UK government's ruling of disenfranchisement for expats living overseas for over 15 years has resulted in the High Court reserving judgment on the issue. Lawyers for plaintiffs Harry Shindler and Jacquelyn MacLennan argued that expats who’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years were ‘on the horns of an impossible dilemma’ as they would need to...
19 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Retirees search for best bang for buck destinations

Discovering the best retirement bang for your pension bucks is a task many would-be expats need to do before they decide on their new country. For the average expat, the decision to leave the home country is based on many reasons, not the least being the need to stretch out a less-than-generous state pension and get a better lifestyle as a result. For those without private or occupational pension top-up or large sums in offshore banks, it’s a necessity. The internet is crawling with websites and local forums offering cost of...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Expat business in Spain fear results of Brexit yes vote

Brexit is fast becoming the topic of the decade for UK expats living in Eurozone countries. Rumours, speculation, whispers, reports, blogs and more, but no real information as to the effect on the British people and British expats living in Europe. This is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.exchangerates.org.uk/news/tag/brexit.html">Brexit</a> 2016, and the furore is expected to increase the closer it comes to June 23. As well as causing controversy within Europe’s widespread UK expat community,...
13 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Brexit could force inheritance chaos on expats

Should Britain vote to leave the EU, hundreds of thousands of UK expats living in EU member states could experience inheritance chaos due to anticipated changes in current EU rules. EU rulings aimed at the problem of inheritance in cross-border deaths address an average of 450,000 fatalities annually and an amount of around 120 billion euros. The UK, Denmark and Ireland opted out of the rulings, but British expats living in EU member states are still protected by laws allowing the issuance of a certificate of succession permitting...
12 Apr at 6 PM 2016

UK retirees still prefer European destinations for their golden years

Despite increasing fears that the upcoming Brexit referendum will wreck their long-held plans, UK retirees are still planning to head to favourite European destinations to enjoy their golden years. A recent survey showed that one in every ten respondents were intending to use their pension savings to retire overseas. The poll involved 1,000 UK citizens between the ages of 50 to 70 years, with the coastal continental European destinations topping out as the chosen favourites for 68 per cent of those who took part. The most popular...