Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

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...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2017

End of Open Skies law to hit holidaymakers and UK expats

Controversial Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has informed the EU parliament that flights between Europe and the UK will stop post-Brexit unless new international agreements are struck. In his usual flamboyant manner, O’Leary warned that all Ryanair aircraft will be shifted to his bases in Europe, summer holidays for hundreds of thousands of Brits will be cancelled and Heathrow will be deserted. The current agreement, known as ‘Open Skies’ allows all EU member state airlines, including those based in the UK, to operate in and...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Choosing the right country for career advancement

There are many reasons for packing up and moving to a strange country, but one of the most persuasive is the chance to advance your career at the same time as experiencing a more enjoyable lifestyle. A recent survey by InterNations found that one in every three expats who’d taken the plunge had done so for career reasons, whether they’d been sent overseas by their home country employer or had found a great opportunity themselves. A few of those who took the survey had been recruited by a local company, and a small number had moved...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Expat brain drain robbing British universities of top talent

Theresa May’s refusal to guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens has sparked an expat exodus from the field of education, including Britain’s top universities. Now being referred to as the ‘expat brain drain’, top talent reaction to the threat of compulsory post-Brexit rehabilitation to the home country is to leave on its own terms rather than wait for the seemingly inevitable. Whilst experts are predicting the IT, engineering and financial services sectors will be worst affected, a number of the UK’s premier education...
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...
8 Jun at 6 PM 2017

UAE ban hits expats with Qatari residence visas

As the Gulf States crisis hots up, the ban on Qatari nationals entering UAE states has been widened to include all expats holding Qatari residence visas. The new ban applies to all passengers on airlines flying to UAE airports, and is set to cause extreme difficulties for expat professionals who travel the region regularly a part of their jobs. In addition, Qatari nationals living and working in other Gulf States have been given just two weeks to pack up and return home. The small country holds 2.3 million people, most of whom are...
30 May at 6 PM 2017

Germany to offer UK expats dual nationality

As UK expats rush to claim overseas citizenship, Germany looks likely to offer dual nationality to its younger British expat community. Younger UK expats living and working in Germany and other EU states may be able to claim the lifeline of dual nationality, according to a statement by German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. The vast majority of UK expats working within the EU voted Remain in last June’s referendum, influencing the German government’s decision to find a way to help them to stay., with the country’s economic...
25 May at 6 PM 2017

LibDem leader Farron calls for MPs for Brit expats in Europe

The leader of the Liberal Democrat political party is urging increased parliamentary representation for the 1.2 million British expatriates living in EU member states. LibDem leader Tim Farron is suggesting new constituencies with their own members of parliament should be drawn up in order to represent British expat communities across Europe. In a recent speech he stated his party recognised the total unfairness of a system which disallows British citizens from voting for their own representatives in parliament. Farron is accusing...
11 May at 6 PM 2017

Brexit trap stalks Brit expats in Europe

As the Europe-based clamour for fair treatment for EU expats in the UK accelerates, UK citizens at present living in EU member states are being left out in the cold. Analysts are saying the Brexit negotiations will result in disaster for Britons living in Europe, whilst EU expats in the UK are likely to get a far better deal. Last Monday, a group of long-term expat professional Britons who’ve made their homes in Germany met to discuss serious concerns regarding the lack of understanding of their plight by both the UK government and...
3 May at 6 PM 2017

Number 10 calls German media report expat rights fake news

Number 10 Downing Street is denying leaked reports in a German newspaper stating that Theresa May is uninformed about the complexities over expat rights in the UK and EU. The article in Frankfurter Allgemeine, written by the paper’s political editor and entitled ‘The disastrous Brexit dinner’, claimed the meeting was a fiasco which ended with EC president Jean-Claude Juncker stating he was ’10 times more sceptical’ and later telling Angela Merkel that May ‘lives in a different galaxy’. The clash included May’s wish to...