Expat The Netherlands News
Latest 10 news items tagged The Netherlands
19 Mar at 6 PM 2018
For the second year running, the Netherlands
is the world’s sixth-happiest countries for expats.
Finland hit the number one spot, with Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland following, with the Netherlands
’ happiness quotient impressive for a small European country. At the least, its winter weather doesn’t create freezing cold and darkness for more than half the year as do four of the top six. Recent reports and several other expat surveys give the Netherlands
credit as a tech start-up hub, but also complain about the...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2018
January’s ban on the popular game of darts being played in Pattaya has now been extended to cover the entire country.
Expats enjoying a night out along with a game of darts in several of Pattaya’s bars-cum-pubs were horrified last month when local police stormed in and confiscated the dart boards. The reason given was that a permit was needed before the traditional British game could take place. Unfortunately, no-one, the police included, had any idea where to locate such a permit nor much idea why darts should be considered a...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Following a call from Plaid Cymru, Britain’s Welsh nationalist party, a parliamentary debate on EU citizenship for UK expats is taking place.
The minority political party believes the UK’s Brexit negotiators should include the proposal in future talks, thus allowing Britons living in EU member states to have at least a chance of retaining their European citizenship and its associated rights. Plaid Cymru has also launched a petition on the topic which explains the reasons why their demand is relevant to expats’ futures in their...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2018
If you’re looking to relocate to the Netherlands
, you’ll need to know which areas have affordable housing.
With the Netherlands
now hitting the headlines as a great destination for expat start-ups, the numbers of would-be expats checking out living and accommodation costs are likely to soar. Both house purchase and rental costs vary considerably region to region and even town to town with regions, so if you’re looking for affordable accommodation you’ll need updated advice. House prices in the country are strongly linked to...
6 Mar at 6 PM 2018
The lawyer working with British expats in their court battle to preserve their rights has raised over 67,000 euros via a crowdfunding campaign.
London-based lawyer Jolyon Maugham launched his crowdfunding campaign last Thursday, and was amazed when it reached its target of 60,000 euros by Sunday. The fund now stands at 67,000 euros and will be used to help the expat group advance their case against Dutch
authorities attempting to block its progress to the European Court of Justice for final judgement.
Two expat campaign groups and...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2018
After having been released on bail, seven of the ten young expats accused of ‘pornographic dancing and producing lewd pictures have now been deported.
According to a Siem Reap court official, seven of the ten young expats arrested after police raided a private party have now been deported after they were released on bail. All deny accusations of producing pornographic pictures, although the charges against the seven deportees have not yet been dropped. Prior to their deportation, a local prosecutor stated the party’s organisers had...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018
As many as two-thirds of the UK’s pension schemes may be at risk of failure.
According to a recent report by the Pensions Protection Fund, (PPF), by the end of last year some 3,710 schemes were in deficit, with shortfall totals hitting £210 billion. In percentage terms, 66.4 per cent of the 5.588 PPF-monitored pension pots are at risk should the companies involved find themselves under financial difficulties. The totals were highlighted by the collapse of BHS and Carillion, both of which had massive black holes in their company...
18 Jan at 6 PM 2018
A court case brought by five UK nationals to a court in the Netherlands
could mean citizenship rights for 1.2 million British expats.
The aim of the court case is to persuade the Dutch
judge to apply for clarification of UK expats’ citizenship rights to the European Court of Justice. Should the judge agree this course of action and ECJ rules in the expats’ favour, the door could be opened for all UK nationals in EU member states to retain essential rights such as freedom of movement.
According to a BBC report, the ECJ, acting...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2018
Expat ski fanatics who chose their locations with travelling to the slopes in mind are having problems actually getting to their favourite resorts.
From Chamonix through Gstaad, St Moritz and Klosters to Les Trois Vallee skiers arrive to take full advantage of the perfect pistes, ski-in, ski-out chalets, buzzing nightlife and après-ski parties. Those living in major European cities such as Zurich, Munich and even Milan have few problems with getting there, but expats whose home towns are father afield are getting trapped by...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2017
It’s no wonder British pensioners have been queuing up to leave the UK for warmer, cheaper climes, as their state stipends are far below those of any other major world country.
It’s official, Britain’s state pensioners are now at the bottom of the retirement league, with those unable to save for a private pension now undergoing serious hardship. Government reports invariably state the fact the elderly may have to rely on just the state pension, even if their wages over their working lives have only provided enough to support...