Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

1 May at 9 AM 2015

British expat killed in Nepal quake

A British man living in Nepal was killed in the country’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed. The Himalayan country was hit by the quake on Saturday and more than 6,000 people have been confirmed dead to date, while with numerous remote villages yet to be accounted for, that number is expected to rise considerably. The Foreign Office said that a Brit was among the earthquake’s victims, while at least 27 more UK nationals have been listed by the Red Cross as missing. Many tourists from...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2015

Expat mothers prefer life in Spain

Nearly half of the expat mothers living in Spain never want to return to their home country because they feel they have a better quality of living in their adopted country. MumAbroad.com conducted a survey that found that 49 per cent of expat mothers residing in Spain, Italy, Germany and France planned never to return home. Meanwhile, two-thirds are of the opinion that they have a better quality of life in their new country, despite the fact that they believe the education system is not of the same standard. The survey quizzed 650...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015

World Bank reveals top migrant locations

The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank. The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
14 Apr at 2 PM 2015

Irish gangsters in Spain face prison after fatal stabbing of expat

Two Irish mobsters face up to 20 years behind bars for murdering a fellow countryman at his Costa del Sol apartment. Wayne Lennon, 38 and Brian McConville, 30, stand accused of stabbing expat Paul Feathers 44 times in the town of Benalmadena in 2010 in a killing that is reported to have lasted an hour. The pair, who went on the run immediately after the murder, are accomplices of the infamous Irish gangsters Brian Rattigan and Fat Freddie Thompson. However, Lennon was arrested in Portugal the following year, while McConville was...
19 Mar at 3 PM 2015

Malaga’s property market revival being led by the British

Due to recent exchange rates, this year British citizens are predicted to start buying up even more Spanish property. Last year, compared to any other foreign nationality, more property in Malaga was bought by the British, which helped to cause a 28% rise in sales. Expats bought 38 per cent of the homes on sale. Over the last two years, property bought by foreigners in Malaga has nearly doubled, increasing to 9,000 in 2014 compared to 5,140 in 2012. Scandinavians came second after the British buyers, then French, Benelux buyers,...
18 Mar at 4 PM 2015

Germany to Stage Expat Fair

The fair, named “Expat In the City”, is due to be held in Munich on 22nd March 2015 where it’s hoped that many of the expats in Germany will have their needs addressed. A variety of exhibitors, such as centers for bilingual children’s daycare, relocation firms, education and language providers, health insurance providers, financial service providers, and representatives from sports and leisure facilities, international associations, and cultural organizations will be present. An Economic Development stand will also be at the...
5 Mar at 6 PM 2015

Copenhagen high on quality of life for expats

Although Copenhagen is among the world’s most expensive cities, it also offers one of the highest qualities of life – if you can afford it of course. Not long after The Economist ranked it as the eight expensive city to live in in the world, it has been named as the ninth best to live in. The latest Mercer quality of life survey was dominated by European cities, with the Austrian capital Vienna topping the list followed by Zurich in Switzerland. Meanwhile, German cities Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg claimed the fourth, sixth...
12 Feb at 3 PM 2015

Brit arrested for killing suspected paedophile in Spain

A British expat has been arrested in Spain suspected of killing a German man he caught filming his daughter with a single punch. Witnesses in the restaurant in the upmarket resort of Sotogrande where the incident occurred, said the man was 40-year-old Kainth Davinder. They claimed he grabbed an iPad out of Sandro Rottman’s hand and discovered pictures of his daughter on it before punching him. Rottman, 43, was rushed to hospital but died soon after. Police said that he had been arrested in January for possessing child pornography....
10 Feb at 2 PM 2015

Twice the number of Chinese people leaving the country than arriving

Two times as many Chinese people are quitting the country and heading for pastures new than the number of expats returning home, according to a recent survey. Moving firm UniGroup Relocation revealed that the US topped the list of preferred countries among Chinese expats, while Germany, Singapore and France completed the top four. The Wall Street Journal reports that UniGroup’s data showed that two times as many people left China than returned to the country last year; however, the company did not state whether the Chinese...
30 Jan at 4 PM 2015

Number of Swiss outside the country continues to rise

The number of Swiss expats increased to nearly 750,000 in 2014, an increase of two per cent from the previous year. Some 14,276 Swiss citizens left the country last year, taking the official total living abroad to 746,885, according to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The number also includes Swiss nationals working at embassies or consulate generals overseas. A large number of the new expats have chosen to live in neighbouring countries while continuing to work in their homeland because of the lower costs of living...