Expat Germany News
Latest 10 news items tagged Germany
4 May at 6 PM 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2015
Lloyds Bank is to expand its London Expat Service to allow the increasing number of non-domiciles moving to the UK to access it.
The London Expat Service launched last year in one of Lloyds’s offices in London, and is now available in various locations across the capital.
The initiative aims to offer the bank’s day-to-day retail services as well as provide access to specialist British and international wealth advisers so clients relocating to the UK can enjoy a face-to-face experience.
Lloyds Bank’s international private...
11 Jun at 9 AM 2015
An expat banker in Hong Kong was arrested after allegedly killing a security guard when he crashed his Ferrari in a car park.
Police said 48-year-old Robert Ebert was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. They explained that the driver lost control at the entrance of the car park before colliding with another vehicle and then ramming into the 53-year-old security guard who was stood by the water barriers. They added that after sustaining serious head and shoulders injuries the man was pronounced dead shortly...