Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Czech tech universities see huge demand from expat students

An increasing number of young expats are heading to Czech universities. New data from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Interior has revealed an increasing number of young expats are heading for the country’s universities. Over the past 15 years, the numbers of foreign students arriving to study for their degrees has increased three-fold, with expats now comprising an average of 15 per cent of all university students in the country. Popular universities are now reporting 25 per cent of their student body are arriving from...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Study claims no deal Brexit would destroy European jobs market

A recent study is warning a no-deal Brexit is likely to cause the loss of around 70,000 jobs in Spain alone, with a total of 1.2 million across EU member states. The study, commissioned by the Belgian government and carried out at Leuven University in Belgium, was the first attempt to tell it like it is as regards the economic damage Brexit is expected to cause across the entire European Union as well as in the UK. Every European Union member state is expected to be affected, with Germany losing just under 300,000 jobs, France losing...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat lovers of craft beers now have a worldwide choice

Would-be expats who love their home country’s craft beers are likely to be worried about finding alternatives in their relocation destination. Craft beers are the favourite bevies for a massive number of followers, but they may not be aware the obsession is now a world-wide phenomenon. All over the planet from Australia to Europe and even the USA, experimental craft breweries are offering new takes on traditional recipes and specialised bars and pubs are opening in the most unlikely places as well as craft beer hubs such as Germany...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats and locals in northern Italy suffering freak storms and torrential rain

Global warming has caused massive storms and evacuations in northern Italy. In yet another demonstration of the increasing risk of global warming, Italy’s Lake Como and its surrounding mountainous areas have experienced severe storms resulting in flooding, mud slides and evacuations of expats and locals alike. One small town to the east of the lake declared a state of emergency as the Varrone river burst its banks for the second time over the last several months. Massive mud slides covered cars, damaged properties and blocked roads,...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Boris plans new immigration rules for brightest and best science talents

If you’re one of the world’s brightest and best expat scientists, Boris Johnson wants you! As a counter-measure to a post-Brexit cut-off of EU research funding and the loss of European researchers, Boris Johnson is planning a new visa aimed at encouraging the brightest and best expat brains in the tech, engineering and general science sectors to up sticks and migrate to the UK. The new visa won’t depend on an existing job offer and will also allow applicants’ dependents to seek work. The availability of the so-called ‘Tier 1...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Early retirement for expats in Germany is only for the wealthy

Early retirement in Germany for citizens and long-stay expats is becoming more popular, but it’s only for the rich. For older expat professionals in Germany and workers in general, retiring early is a far-fetched dream only made possible by paying additional contributions to the state scheme. Those taking it up are increasing in number year on year, but it’s an expensive issue that’s almost unavailable to those on less than high salaries. According to the German government’s ministry for statutory pensions, voluntary pension...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Massive Czech Republic tree-planting project welcomes expat participation

As the news about global warning gets worse, the Czech Republic is taking action. In an effort to stall the effects of global warming, the Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Environment is planning to plant 10 million trees with the help of private citizens, companies, schools, social organisations and expatriates living and working in the country. Experts believe the huge numbers of new trees will emit enough oxygen for some 30 million people and lower the ambient temperature by three degrees Celsius over 200,000 square kilometers....
7 Aug at 6 PM 2019

How will no-deal affect promises made to UK expats by EU member states?

A European Union report states unequivocally that not all states have made preparations for British expats should a no-deal exit take place. The leaked report points out that confusion and chaos are rife in Europe over workable plans for British expats should a no-deal Brexit take place on October 31. Only 11 out of the 27 European Union member states have to date guaranteed indefinite stays for their UK expat population, with the rest ‘all over the place’. The situation highlights another Brexiteer lie, that EU countries don’t...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat investors welcome laws against illegal fixing of currency rates

Investors both in the UK and overseas are waiting for a court date for their legal challenge. Foreign exchange traders are facing a legal challenge for compensation after the discovery that secret rate-fixing on a major scale has been taking place in online chat rooms. European Union investigators have uncovered the use of online chat forums by employees of major banks in order to secretly manipulate and fix currency exchange rates to the detriment of users. The EU has issued fines totalling £1 billion to international banks...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Massive Costa Blanca investment fraud loses UK expat retirees some 25 million

In spite of endless warnings by authorities and online advice sites, pensioners in the Costa del Sol have lost millions to yet another investment scam. Continental Wealth Management, now defunct, was using the familiar technique of shovelling expat retirees’ life savings into high-risk investments paying massive commissions to dodgy IFAs operating from a high-end office in Denia. Hundreds of British pensioners in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France have now lost a total of up to £25 million, with little or no chance of getting any of...