Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

19 May at 6 PM 2016

UK budget airline offers ultra cheap UK returns for expat Brexit voters

The very special offer by controversial British low-cost carrier Ryanair is aimed at encouraging expats living in Europe to fly home to vote in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Mega-discounted seats costing from as low as £15.40 are on offer, but those wanting to book will have to be quick as the offer ends tonight – 19th May. The sale is based on Ryanair boss’s repeated warnings that Britain’s leaving the EU would result in far fewer low-cost flights to Europe as well as fare increases across the board. Ryanair’s chief...
11 May at 6 PM 2016

Spanish property market facing challenges in 2016

Although demand for Spanish property has increased recently due to improved mortgage rates and low real estate prices, the Spanish real estate market is under threat in 2016 from Brexit, currency turmoil and new Andalusian holiday let laws. A recent survey reports strong expat demand for Spanish property originating mostly from the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, along with market activity from other northerly countries. However, as Brexit approaches, there’s increased nervousness about the outcome, with fears of the UK leaving the...
4 May at 6 PM 2016

Beijing greedy landlords making life difficult for expats

Expat quality of life in Beijing is being seriously affected by soaring rental increases. Although rent increases in Beijing are nothing new, greedy Chinese landlords nowadays are putting the screws on expat tenants as never before, especially in the more popular expat districts. Average rents in China’s capital rose last year by 14 per cent on top of the usual annual increases in previous years. A recent report from the Global Cities Business Alliance named Beijing as the world’s most expensive city for expat rentals, ahead...
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...
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...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2016

Brits still heading for Spain as property prices remain stable

As Spain’s property market continues its run of stability, demand by British would-be expats is showing increased growth. Foreign buyers now account for more than one in every ten properties sold, with expats and non-residents forming the majority of purchasers. Foreign demand rose by 11 per cent during 2015, whilst local demand grew by just 7 per cent. British buyers dominated the market percentage-wise, purchasing just under 10,000 of the 46,000 properties sold during the year. French buyers accounted for 9 per cent of the total,...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2015

Brit arrested in Spain over pub killing wanted in homeland

A British expat arrested in Spain in connection with the killing of a German man is wanted in the UK. Thirty-year-old Ross Moore left his homeland in December last year and moved to the Costa del Sol resort town of La Cala de Mijas Mijas. However, it is now known that he fled after being convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend outside the home they shared in Devon. Moore and another Brit, who has yet to be named, are being question over the killing of Ingo Dewitz, 46, who died after a bar fight in La Cala de Mijas. The German...
28 Jul at 3 PM 2015

British expat arrested for German’s killing has assault record

A British expat arrested in connection to the killing of a German man in the Spanish town of Mijas has served jail time in the UK for assault. Ross Moore, 30, was arrested and jailed after a bar fight near to his then Exmouth home in 2012. Moore, and another British man, were arrested last week following a pub brawl in La Cala de Mijas caused the death of German national Ingo Dewitz. The 46-year-old is believed to have died as a result of blows to the head during the fight at the town’s Captain’s Bar. After Moore was...
24 Jul at 9 AM 2015

Expat Brits arrested over Spain pub killing

Spanish police have arrested two British men in connection with the killing of a German in a bar fight in the Spanish town of La Cala de Mijas. Forty-six-year-old Ingo Dewitz died in the southern Spanish resort town’s Captain’s Bar after being hit twice on the head. The two expat Brits reportedly became involved in an argument with him after sitting down at a table near him, before one of them struck him twice in the head. Witnesses reported that the men then tried to revive Dewitz, at first pulling him to the door, before...