Expat Germany News
Latest 10 news items tagged Germany
21 May at 6 PM 2013
Would-be expats considering which European country is the most suitable for their retirement or holiday homes may find a recent survey very revealing.
The study was carried out by Pew Research Centre in Washington, and revealed that many traditional racial stereotypes still hold true in the 21st century. For example, the German
people are seen as trustworthy, especially by the Spanish and the French.
The results of the survey, carried out across Europe, may seem a little confusing, as many nationals in the countries surveyed agreed...
20 May at 6 PM 2013
A recent poll showed an increase in the number of British expats living overseas who feel positive about their current financial situations.
The survey, undertaken by financial advisory organisation deVere Group, showed that 54 percent of those who took part feel more confident about their current financial status. Those feeling less confident represented 19 per cent, and the inevitable ‘don’t knows’ came out at 27 per cent.
Participants in the poll were drawn from the firm’s existing and potential clients in Switzerland,...
17 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Canada’s notorious temporary foreign worker visa programme has recently hit the headlines for attracting a heated debate, but experts feel the country shouldn’t respond by shutting its doors.
Immigration is an essential part of Canada’s population growth and workforce maintenance, but many now feel that the visa programme is badly managed and growing far too fast. Fears are being expressed that many of the 300,000 foreign workers who arrived last year will leave the country after acquiring experience and more skills in the...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Following the EU’s Cyprus savings grab, expat residents in other troubled Eurozone countries may be subject to a wealth tax on their properties in support of possible bailouts.
Senior advisors to the German
chancellor Angela Merkel are strongly suggesting that wealthier households in weaker Eurozone member states should be forced to contribute to the cost of future bailouts. The council of advisers, known as the Five Wise Men, is known for testing out new policies due to be officially adopted at a later date.
The proposals raise...
10 Apr at 6 PM 2013
When British expat Iain Inglis was invited to audition as a contestant on the TV talent show China’s Got Talent, he took it as a joke, never dreaming he’d become a household name for his performances.
Convinced that he’s one of the worst singers on the planet, Southampton-born and Cardiff-raised Iain donned fake military gear and belted out a medley of Communist songs, expecting to get thrown out after the first round. To his utter amazement, one million viewers fell in love with him and voted for him right up to the semi-finals,...
4 Feb at 6 PM 2013
Following the UK government’s proposed plan to rubbish Britain as a migrant destination in Bulgaria and Romania, a diplomatic row has broken out.
After the ban on Bulgarian and Romanian job-seekers in the UK ends in January 2015, when both countries become full EU members, migrants are expected to flood into the UK. The government’s recently-announced strategy of negative advertising aimed at reducing migrant numbers has provoked angry reactions from leading politicians in both countries.
Bulgarian foreign minister Nikolai...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2013
Over a year after British university fees were increased by almost 200 per cent, mounting numbers of UK’s brightest and best are heading to German
It’s not just undergraduates who are deserting the UK’s seats of learning due to the threat of being in debt until their middle years, it’s postgraduates as well. Many of Germany’s universities are as revered as their British counterparts and most are offering degree, post-grad and masters’ degree courses in the English language.
Subjects as diverse as art, the...
19 Dec at 6 PM 2012
A recent survey has shown that two-thirds of Germans believe that unchecked migration is responsible for the problems in the country, saying the numbers are an extra burden on the economy.
The survey, undertaken for the respected think-tank Bertelsmann Foundation, comes as Germany
as an expat destination is on the rise. Two-thirds of respondents stated they felt that immigration from other EU member states was placing a heavy burden on the country’s social security system and schools.
According to the foundation’s Ulrich Kober,...
14 Dec at 6 PM 2012
Recent research reveals that, due to the continuing effects of the economic slowdown, South America and Asia are likely to see the highest salary increases during 2013.
A report by global management consultancy Hay Group states that Latin America will lead the league table with an average increase of nine per cent, fueled by Venezuela, whose workers will see an inflation-fuelled jump of 29 per cent. Southeast Asian and Chinese workforces’ wages will also see significant growth, while Australian and New Zealand staff will get only...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2012
Expat investors are increasingly looking to their local economies’ investment potentials due to concerns over the UK’s slow recovery from the financial crisis.
A survey undertaken on behalf of Lloyds TSB International has revealed that just seven per cent of expat investors have confidence in the UK economy over the next half year, with only 14 per cent confident of its prospects during 2013. Positive sentiments towards the UK as a destination for investment only surface in a three to five year timeframe.
In contrast, 29 per...