Expat The Netherlands News
Latest 10 news items tagged The Netherlands
31 Jul at 6 PM 2017
Whilst it’s probably impossible to replace London as a world financial hub, it’s obvious that its post-Brexit clout will be much diminished.
No single EU capital city can absorb the entire financial services industry now resident in London, but firms unable or unwilling to attempt to remain in post-Brexit Britain could do worse than consider a move to Amsterdam. The Dutch
city is well placed as a gateway to the rest of the EU, with a number of banks and other multinational giants already established, including Japan’s massive...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2017
Expats in the Spanish seaside retirement hub of Lloret de Mar were shocked to find out one of their community had been kidnapped and held for ransom by an Eastern European mafia-style gang.
The scary episode began when a Dutch
expat living in the beachside resort of Lloret del Mar was kidnapped, drugged and held for ransom by a gang reputedly originating in Eastern Europe. Disguised as Spanish police, the perpetrators had hidden near the expat’s home and grabbed him when he left his house.
The unnamed Dutchman was beaten,...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2017
There are many reasons for packing up and moving to a strange country, but one of the most persuasive is the chance to advance your career at the same time as experiencing a more enjoyable lifestyle.
A recent survey by InterNations found that one in every three expats who’d taken the plunge had done so for career reasons, whether they’d been sent overseas by their home country employer or had found a great opportunity themselves. A few of those who took the survey had been recruited by a local company, and a small number had moved...
29 Mar at 6 PM 2017
In a statement to the European Council, the EU’s head negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed the need to immediately guarantee the rights of UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK. I
f believed, Barnier’s position on the rights of expats and several other Brexit issues could come as music to the ears of the millions of expatriates living and working in the UK and Europe, who’ve come to almost accept the deafening silence on the subject from UK lawmakers. Barnier also confirmed that negotiations were expected to take longer...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2017
Favourite UK retiree destination Portugal is in the EU’s sights for its lenient expat pension tax laws.
The EU’s war with retirement tax havens is now focused on Portugal’s generous expat tax laws, some of the most lenient in the entire European Union. The first shot fired across the country’s bows came from Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson, who said retirees should choose Portugal for its green wine and climate, not for its tax avoidance policies.
For many years, the country has been the preferred retirement...
9 Feb at 6 PM 2017
One of the most important aspects of moving overseas en famille is the childrens’ safety, education and quality of life.
Expat parents looking to settle in an unfamiliar country in order to take up a new job or start a small business need to put their childrens’ welfare high on the list of preferences. Finding a good, affordable international school, discovering what leisure activities are available, finding housing amongst other friendly families and, most importantly, ensuring the location is good for all-round health and safety...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2017
Just as the strong possibility of a hard Brexit looms closer, a French charm offensive has arrived in London to woo financial professionals and bankers.
It’s no surprise Paris is putting itself forward as an alternative hub to London
for financial services once Brexit severs the passporting ties which come with European Union membership. Germany and the Netherlands
have also indicated a willingness to welcome bankers and the like, but the Paris team may have stolen their thunder by being the first to arrive.
The French team,...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2017
Following media coverage of bureaucratic nightmares caused to EU citizens applying for UK residency, the issue will come under investigation by a European Union cross-party taskforce.
The move, by the EU parliament’s liberal group deputy leader Sophie in’t Veld, will examine harsh treatment by the British authorities of EU expats living long-term in the UK and wishing to gain permanent residency or citizenship. The Dutch
Euro MEP took up the cause after hearing concerns from a number of EU citizens including Monique Hawkins, a UK...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2016
The UK Home Office is under fire from frustrated EU citizens over its draconian refusals of permanent residency permits.
The permanent residency process appears to be in chaos as long-stay EU citizens and experts are being told they must leave the UK due to minor paperwork problems. As a result, a recently formed campaign group is now urging government ministers to undertake a reform of the overburdened system.
According to the Guardian newspaper, the 3 Million group was founded by Frenchman Nicolas Hatton in order to fight for the...
28 Dec at 3 PM 2016
is well-known as a popular destination for younger expats working in the tech industry, with Utrecht now coming to the fore as the new place to be.
Most of the estimated 57,000 expats in the Netherlands
are spread across the massive municipality created by the country’s four largest cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The majority are attracted by opportunities within the country’s thriving ultra-high-tech industries, the reasonable cost of housing and the lively Dutch
lifestyle. As with expats the...