Expat France News

Latest 10 news items tagged France

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...
12 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Affordable new online GP service aimed at UK expats worldwide

One of the major concerns for UK expatriates living in Europe is access to inexpensive, reliable healthcare post-Brexit, with a new online GP service offering at least part of the solution. The post-Brexit demise of free local healthcare for UK expats living in European countries has dominated forums and local news outlets since the referendum. A good proportion of Britons living overseas are retired and depend on the European Health Card for their regular visits to a general practitioner as well as any hospital treatment they may...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Should expat investors in EU properties stay positive

Even although it’s not at all clear how Brexit will finally affect UK citizens living in Europe, many Britons still planning to buy holiday homes are focusing on the effect of the UK’s divorce on foreign property prices. Those who purchased homes in European countries prior to the referendum have already made a profit on paper due to the collapse of sterling after the Brexit result was announced, and may yet make more if a hard Brexit becomes reality. For those hoping to buy in the near future, a holiday home in the sun may well...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2017

EU court to hear French lawyer’s case on illegal Brexit referendum

French lawyer Julien Fouchet’s case against the legality of the Brexit referendum is now ready to be presented to the European Union’s General Court. Two weeks from now, Julien Fouchet’s controversial attempt to stop Brexit in its tracks will be lodged with the EU’s General Court. If the French lawyer’s case is successful, the court’s verdict would stop Brexit negotiations and force a re-run of the referendum in which all expat Britons would be entitled to vote, no matter how many years they’d lived overseas....
6 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Lifestyle as important as price when buying an overseas home

Price may be the most important consideration when choosing a home overseas, but lifestyle considerations come a close second. Deciding on priorities when moving overseas is one of the most complicated parts of becoming an expat on a permanent basis. Once you’ve hit on the perfect country, finding the equally perfect location for your new life depends entirely on your personal lifestyle requirements, especially if a comfortable retirement is your goal. For would-be expatriates from the UK, sunshine is undoubtedly the primary...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2017

UK and EU talking in different tongues over Brexit

Campaigners for expat rights are frustrated by their belief that the UK and EU Brexit negotiators are ‘speaking in different languages’ as regards the negotiations. A joint statement issued by the 3Million and the British in Europe coalition (BIE) states the major issue with May’s offer last week is that it doesn’t reciprocate the EU’s offer but substitutes it with less effective concepts based on the British legal system. Put bluntly, May’s ‘settled status’ solution offers a far less generous system of protection, and...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2017

EU and UK expat campaign groups furious over pathetic May offer

Representatives of both the EU expat community in the UK and UK citizens living in Europe are angry about the ‘fair and serious’ rights offer made by Theresa May. Rather than relieve tensions amongst expat communities in the UK and Europe, the Prime Minister’s much publicised offer regarding expat rights has been branded as pathetic, damaging for British expats in Europe and in no way as fair or far-reaching as the offer already made by the EU. May’s ‘fair and generous’ offer first saw the light of day last Friday, and was...
22 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Expat fury as votes for life left out of Queens Speech

Despite its being a Tory party promise in the last two UK elections, the long-awaited expat ‘votes for life’ was not included in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of the present parliament. The traditional Queen’s Speech, read out by the monarch at the opening of each new UK parliament, is somewhat of a misnomer as it’s written by the majority party election winners and simply handed to Her Majesty to read out during the ceremony. The document outlines the new parliament’s legislative priorities during the upcoming...
21 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows advantages of expat life in Vietnam

Would-be expats keen to experience the road less travelled could find Vietnam is the answer to their dreams of a totally different lifestyle. Known as the ‘Land of the Rising Dragon’ and Southeast Asia’s only Communist state, Vietnam doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a haven for Western expats and entrepreneurs. However, a more in-depth examination of the country will reveal a welcoming, hard-working population and a fascinating mix of tradition and contemporary life. There’s no state religion, allowing the major...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Study shows UK expat professionals happy to stay overseas

A recent study has revealed only one in every 10 British expats living overseas has any serious intention of returning to the home country. The survey’s results showed the majority of expatriate Britons had made the decision to leave due to relocation by their company or the desire to start a business overseas. No mention was made of the hundreds of thousands of retirees who left for a better quality of life in a warmer country, very few of whom, it would seem, have any intention of returning to a post-Brexit world. Respondents...