Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat retirees advised to choose countries with UK state pension uprates

Britons looking to retire overseas using their state pension are forced to choose their destinations carefully. Since the failure in government of a good number of attempts to deal with the scandal of frozen UK state pensions in major retirement hubs worldwide, would-be British expatriate retirees are having to continue choosing their destinations carefully. For many, the decision to retire overseas on the state pension is based on the ever-rising costs of staying in the home country, but those who take the chance of losing their...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UK expats post-Brexit rights still at risk as politicians argue

Confusion is still the order of the day as EU and UK lawmakers fight over expats' rights. As if the present situation wasn’t enough to send British expats in the EU running for the nearest exit, the individual member states’ promises of continuing rights are now being seen by lawmakers on both sides as a problem rather than a reassurance. Right now, EU and UK lawmakers are clashing over the best way to guarantee citizens’ rights to some four million expatriates living outside their countries of origin in the still-likely event...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Racist media rant angers expats in Thailand

An article recently published in an online media site widely read by expats living and working in Thailand has angered readers with its racist tone.of a recently published article. As an online English language media outlet regularly read and respected by expatriates in Thailand, Asian Correspondent has long been well regarded for its coverage of events and news stories relevant to those living, working or retiring in the Southeast Asian country. Sadly, a recent article seems to have destroyed its image for a proportion of its...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats warned over Johnson PM effect on sterling and investments

UK financiers are warning a victory for Boris Johnson will result in plunging sterling exchange rates and a massive loss in investor confidence. Should the controversial candidate win his battle for leadership of the Conservative party and the PM job, a general election would follow no later than May 2002, with bookies predicting a landside triumph likely to wipe out the Labour party as well as its leader Jeremy Corbyn. Worse still, even before a general election could be called, Johnson’s promise to yank the UK out of the EU on 31...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Locals and expats alike celebrate at International Algarve Fair

One of the joys of being an expat in an EU member state is the Europeans' love of annual fairs celebrating life in the cities as well as regions and the countries themselves. Portugal’s International Algarve Fair is immensely popular with nationals and expats alike, with the 14th edition taking place last weekend in Lagoa. Advertised as capturing the heart of the famous Algarve region, the fair saw thousands of residents arrive to celebrate this popular annual get-together. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, entertainers and...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Portugal creates Brexit task force to ensure secutiry for British expat businesses

Portugal has now promised to secure the rights of British expats in order to ensure Brexit isn’t disruptive of the two countries’ still-active alliance. Although it’s not yet certain how the measures will protect Britons now planning to escape to Portugal and start new businesses, it’s good news for the large British expat business community already in residence. The Portuguese government’s plan, entitled Portugal IN, involves a temporary Brexit task force set up to assist UK businesses in navigating the hurdles caused by the...
7 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Financial pundit deepens expat fears of a Johnson victory

British expats in Spain will face the threat of further sterling devaluation should Boris Johnson become the UK’s next PM. The possibility of the controversial politician’s triumph in the race to become Britain’s Prime Minister has raised alarms amongst Spain’s British expatriate community, with many already forced to tighten their belts due to the fall in the pound’s value since June 2016. In an advertorial poorly camouflaged as an article, the head of one of the UK’s financial groups well known for its often unwelcome...
6 Jun at 6 PM 2019

US expats in France demonstrate over hated FATCA

US expats living in France who were born in the USA and emigrated as young children are up in arms and demonstrating against FATCA. Some 300,000 ‘accidental Americans’ as they’re now known, live and work in France, and are all liable for US taxation, even if they left their place of birth as tiny babies. Protest groups are now forming across Europe as well as in France, in protest against the sheer unfairness of FATCA and its affect on their lives. A recent report by French lawmakers demanded more should officially be done to...
29 May at 6 PM 2019

Eindhoven expats complain over discrimination in pubs and clubs

After hearing complaints from expats over discrimination in the city’s nightlife venues, the city council is taking the issue seriously. Eindhoven’s nightlife street was a favourite for the city’s ever growing expat community until the local government began receiving complaints of discrimination as regards who could and who could not enter certain pubs and clubs. The city’s council has responded to annoyed expats with a solution considered overkill by a good number of owners of the busy venues. Basically, the new rule is...
29 May at 6 PM 2019

Expat quality of life now depends on personal safety

If finding the best possible expat quality of life as well as a shot at career enhancement is your goal, a recent survey lists the top ten world countries, eight of which are in Europe. The top three world cities for a comfortable expat experience are all in European states, with Vienna taking the top spot followed by Zurich and Munich. As a whole, Europe is the best region for expat quality of life due to its expert healthcare, childcare provisions, cultural offerings and entertainment. Infrastructure and real estate are also...