Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

13 Nov at 6 PM 2017

EU leader promises expat her rights will be protected

European Union leader Tono Lopez-Isturiz has promised the rights of a female expat who sent am appeal to the European Peoples’ Party will be protected. The Spanish European Parliament Member had been approached by a female expat via a letter telling of her concerns about losing her rights once Brexit is finalised. Speaking directly to her on Armistice Day, the Spanish lawmaker made it clear he was committed to fight for all UK expats’ rights, especially as he honoured the UK’s contribution to his country during World War II. He...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expatriate pupils in Dubai learn to love Arabic lessons

Expatriate pupils at one of Dubai’s international schools are newly enthusiastic about learning Arabic due to the Living Arabic Forum. Until very recently, expatriate children were far less than enthusiastic about learning Arabic, as they considered the language was far too ‘foreign’ and likely not to be much use to them in their future lives. Nowadays, it’s very different, thanks to the introduction of the Living Arabic Forum’s new, improved teaching methods which encourage a love of the language. One shining example of...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Foreign recruitment firm plans cashing in on expat jobs for top professionals

A European recruitment company is boasting it has a list of 10,000 British employees suitable as candidates for relocation to the EU after Brexit. Expat Exit, a job consultancy firm based in Europe, claims it has a huge database of top professionals suitable for relocation to employment opportunities elsewhere in Europe once Britain finally leaves the EU. In an interview on the BBC’s Radio 4 ‘s ‘Brexit – A Guide for the Perplexed’ programme, Expat Exit’s CEO Marcin Czyza explained his plan involving 'stealing' thousands of...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Germany a favourite for long stay British expats

Over 100,000 UK expats are settled in Germany, with their numbers steadily increasing since 2011. A report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed a total of 107,000 Britons living in Germany, a 10 per cent increase over the last six years. The data was collected and analysed from an EU report of the latest numbers, and gives an interesting take on British expats’ habits and lifestyles. It seems the British expat community is settled on a longer-term basis than its equivalents in the majority of other European...
6 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Spousal programmes help trailing partners of expats relocating to Switzerland

Switzerland is a favourite for expat finance professionals for its pay scales and career-boosting opportunities, but unhappy spouses and families can lead to assignment failure. According to a recent survey, Switzerland does a less than successful job of making spouses and families of expat professionals feel at home and welcome. Work in the small, undeniably beautiful and extremely wealthy country is a sought-after assignment for ambitious professionals in the financial sector, but the problems facing trailing spouses and children...
4 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Singapore beats Norway as best world destination for expats.

For the third year running, the city state of Singapore has taken the crown as the best expat destination on the planet. The 2017 HSBC Expat Explorer survey is one of the most reliable and respected of the annual ‘best place’ expatriate studies. Singapore’s top rating isn’t a surprise, as it’s been at the head of the pack for the past two years, but Norway’s second place is an indication of how much the world expat environment is changing. Singapore’s top score was helped along by a majority of respondents’ voting...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats urge Qatar Airlines to reduce charges for transporting pets

Five pet rescue charities based in Qatar are asking Qatar Airlines to reduce their charges for pets flying with their relocating owners. Lufhansa’s flight services to Doha from Frankfurt are due to be withdrawn in October, taking with them the only economical, direct flight option for relocating expat pet owners. Doha’s five dog rescue organisations are voicing their concerns that, rather than pay Qatar Airline’s high fees, expats will simply leave without their dogs. The emirate has five dog rescue charities – Dogs in Doha,...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2017

EU expats in UK suffering increased discrimination

The British government is investigating evidence that EU citizens in the UK are being blocked from buying or renting homes as well as applying for jobs or services. # Evidence is mounting over a disturbing trend towards discrimination against EU expats attempting to find jobs, homes or rentals. In response to a growing number of reports, the government’s Equalities Office is beginning an investigation into allegations that EU nationals are being prevented from buying or renting properties, applying for jobs or even booking a holiday....
11 Sep at 6 PM 2017

British expat at war with neighbours over quirky British tribute

A British expat in Germany is causing uproar amongst his neighbours with his quirky ideas on garden design. Tree surgeon Gary Blackburn lives in the German town of Kretzhurst and obviously misses his homeland very much – or at least the artefacts he believes define British culture. His German neighbours, however, don’t share his tastes, beginning with the huge 52-ton Centurion tank he’s parked on his front lawn. Other remnants of old-style England include a red telephone box, a Royal Mail post box and a model of a propeller...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Romantic Italy hits rock bottom in expat survey

A recent survey has revealed expats choose Italy for romance but don’t rate the country for career opportunities or salary levels. This year’s Expat Insider survey hasn’t been kind to Italy, a country better known for its romantic ambience than for its career opportunities and generous salaries. Out of 65 countries, the historic land was ranked a disappointing 60th, based on factors such as ease of settling in, working abroad and quality of life. The survey involved 13,000 expats living in 188 diverse countries, with over 50 per...