Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

17 Jan at 6 PM 2020

For wealthy expats, Moraira is Spanish heaven

For those with unlimited cash, this smaller, exclusive Costa Blanca municipality is the place to be. Spain is mostly rated amongst would-be British expats as a cheap-as-chips hideaway featuring inexpensive accommodation, British food and endless sunshine. For those who can easily afford to be more selective, the jewel in the Costa Blanca crown is the small conurbation of Moraira. This sun-baked little town now has the highest secondhand home property prices in the entire region at around €2,800 per square metre. For those...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Oz expats make waves in smaller Chinese cities

China is still a favourite destination for expats from across the world, but some of the more adventurous are ignoring the lure of the massive cities and starting up businesses in smaller towns. For almost a decade, China’s mystery, amazingly long history and unique culture has drawn expats from the West to its capital and other major cities. Would-be entrepreneurs in the tech sector, English teachers and digital nomads have flocked to the formerly closed land and, in the main, have found themselves more than welcome. However, for...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over dangerously contaminated tap water

British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water. According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer. Spain’s tap...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Spain playing fair with its British expat population

Is the recent message to Brit expats from the UK Ambassador in Spain yet another example of ‘too little, too late’ after Spain’s promises? Over the years since the Brexit referendum, British expats in European Union member states have either been totally ignored or received confusing mixed messages from their relevant diplomatic authorities. Expatriates living, working and retiring in Spain have accused the UK of treating them as bargaining chips in bizarre negotiations which never seemed to result in any solid information on...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Bad news gets worse for scammed expat investors

A further 100,000 pension savers are expected to have lost around £10 billion due to scams, with few realising they’re bereft of all or most of their retirement cash until it’s too late. At the present time, it’s believed over 100,000 pension savers have lost all or most of their investments after falling for smooth-talking IFAs, and it’s not just those resident in the UK who’re suffering. For several decades, British expats either working or in retirement in destinations ranging from European member states to as far away...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2020

HMRC under fire from scammed expat pensioners

The British financial regulator is now under fire from expat pensioners scammed by IFAs. As yet another QROPS pension transfer scam hits the headlines, the British HMRC is under fire for allowing rogue IFAs to register. Many who’ve lost their life savings due to the most recent scam in Spain have cited confusion over the regulator’s QROPS listing, taking them as approvals of the registered expat pension schemes. The list, issued bi-weekly, only requires scheme managers to self-certify their products, with potential investors...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

UK and US expats and tourists now at risk in Middle East

Expats and tourists in Egypt are being warned they’re now soft targets for terrorists demonstrating their loyalty to Iran. Although it stopped short of placing a travel warning for 14 states in the Gulf region, the British Foreign Office is telling it like it is as regards the risks to both expats and visitors. Dubai and Turkey are also included in the warnings, and Iraq is now considered a no-go area for Westerners, especially American and British citizens. Embassies and Foreign Offices are now reminding expatriates and tourists of...
3 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat campaign groups to demand clarity and closure for all

For expats who think it’s all over now as regards Brexit, campaign groups are mobilising again to ensure they’re not left out of the transition period negotiations. One of the shames of the past three year’s negotiations was the incontrovertible fact that those who stood most to lose had no say at all in their futures as British expats in Europe. A huge number didn’t even have the chance to vote in the original referendum due to having lived outside the UK for more than 15 years or having been unable to get their postal votes...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brits and Spanish business owners now fearing Brexit disaster

Expats in Spain are growing ever more concerned now that Brexit is a grim reality. With just 29 days to go before Britain finally and officially quits the European Union, the reality of an uncertain future is now hitting hard on UK expats living, working or retiring in Spain. Since the disastrous result of the Brexit referendum, Britons overseas have been living in hope that the so-called ‘advisory’ vote would be reversed after common sense set in, but are now facing the reality of successful political manouvering by the UK’s...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Spain warned over staggering increase in knife crime

As if the huge increase in drug-related gun violence in many popular Spanish retirement havens wasn’t enough, the region is now experiencing a sudden rise in knife-related violence. Along with the threat of Brexit and the huge increase in mob-related violence, British expats living in Spain are now seeing increasing reports of knife attacks taking place all across the country. According to media reports, incidents of knife crime have seen a significant rise over the past three years and are especially related to gangs of youths....