Expat Moving News
Latest 10 news items tagged Moving
15 Jun at 6 PM 2018
France’s appeal is now even more international, as an increasing number of US citizens are giving up on the home country and moving
to France along with their pets.
Emigrating across continents with your beloved pet dog or cat is a stressful experience at best as well as being an expensive undertaking. Although things rarely go wrong, it’s just the thought that they might which causes sleepless nights prior to departure day. At present, bringing a dog to France from the UK is straightforward due to the EU’s Pet Passport scheme,...
11 Jun at 6 PM 2018
Expatriates with families including older children will be happy to hear three of the Netherlands’ universities are ranked in the top 100 of the World University Rankings, reckoned as one of the world’s most important education-related surveys.
Delft University of Technology came in on 52nd place, two places higher than in 2017, and is now ranked as the best university in the country. The University of Amsterdam took 57th place overall, one place higher than last year, and also beat Delft University on academic reputation....
28 May at 6 PM 2018
British expats in Malaga took part in an anti-bullfighting protest after they’d discovered the event had been funded by taxpayers’ money.
Organised by the Malaga Animal Save group, the matador training event took place last Saturday at Coin’s Plaza de Toros. At the same time, a 1,300 strong petition was set up by a local Spanish resident, demanding Coin town hall reimburse the cash spent on financing the event. Just five expats joined the demonstration, but feeling amongst local expat residents is running high as several...
25 May at 6 PM 2018
An American expat working at one of the USA’s consulates in China has been diagnosed with a minor brain injury caused by strange sounds and air pressure.
America’s Embassy in Beijing has issued a warning to US expats living and working in China to be aware of possible health problems being caused by abnormal noises and air pressures. The original reports suggested similarities with the 2016 news that a number of US diplomatic staff in Cuba were suffering health problems due to ‘abnormal noises’ in their workplaces. However,...
21 May at 6 PM 2018
For almost half a century, foreign influences crept into China’s millennia-old culture through reform–generated trade and commerce, but Chinese culture’s now heading West in a big way thanks to Western expats.
Nowadays, the ancient country’s major cities are home to a hotbed of Western talent, bringing with it all the trappings of Western society. Multiple channels of change have opened due to internet access, and expats in China are sharing their impressions with the world at large via social media, forums and endless...
17 May at 6 PM 2018
One question common to many newly settled expat arrivals in France is ‘what do I do in my spare time?’
to a new land is an adventure in itself, especially if a relaxed retirement is the goal, but pottering around the garden, discovering the best places to eat, exploring the locale, walking the dog and other similar activities may still leave time to be filled, especially if there’s no dog to be walked. For those who’ve always been too busy at work to even consider getting a pet, perhaps now’s the time to become a dog...
16 May at 6 PM 2018
Australia is still popular with UK expat retirees, but its own seniors are leaving for more affordable foreign destinations.
The numbers of elderly Australians leaving their home country for a less expensive life overseas have dramatically increased over the past decade, with Oz expat communities forming in Spain, Cambodia and Thailand. In 2016, almost two thousand Australian pensioners over the age of 55 relocated to various retiree hubs in Italy and Greece as well as New Zealand, mostly due to rising property prices and the soaring...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2018
A British pensioner living in Malaga’s Alhaurin el Grande has been refused an insurance payment for her storm-damaged gate.
British expats moving
to Mediterranean retirement hubs are often concerned about the reputations of European insurance companies, whether for health, home coverage or life insurance. There’s the language problem to be dealt with, and making a claim is often a nightmare for elderly expats. Even using insurers linked to or recommended by a local bank can go wrong, as 80-year old Sylvia Rush found when her gates...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2018
Four UK-based charity organisations are moving
across the English Channel to The Hague to avoid losing their EU grants after Brexit kicks in.
The first charity to leave the UK, Euclid Network, has moved its entire operation to the Netherlands due to fears it will lose its European funding once Brexit is finalised, The charity’s director Stephen Barnett told the media between 70 and 80 per cent of the organisation’s funding comes from EU programmes. He added that the value of the EU contribution over a year is around €550,000,...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2018
It may come as a surprise to affected British expats that Canadian expats are being caught in the same disenfranchisement trap as their counterparts from the UK, but after just five, not 15 years!
The Canadian law which states expatriate citizens are disallowed from voting after an absence of five years was first enacted in 1993, but was more or less left on the back burner until the Harper government cracked down with its policy of rigid enforcement. For the first time, an attempt to have the law repealed is now due for a hearing in...