Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

15 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expat Brits in France urged to join two Brexit-linked surveys

British expatriates living in France are being asked to take part in two surveys aimed at helping the French Interior Ministry and the British Embassy understand the expat community’s needs re Brexit. The two short online surveys are part of efforts by campaign group Remain in France Together (RIFT) and the British Embassy, and both are guaranteed to be anonymous. The subject covers aspects of the controversial application process for the carte de sejour, necessary for confirming residence in France prior to Brexit. According to...
15 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Anti Brexit campaign group sets legal challenge against 2016 referendum

The pro-EU campaign group UK in EU Challenge has launched a legal fight claiming the Leave campaign breached electoral laws by spending over its limit by almost £700,000. Recently, the UK’s Electoral Commission found ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that Vote Leave had cheated on the spending limit and attempted to hide its overspend. According to a press release by the group, in any general election and local authority referendum or election the court has the right to declare the vote null and void if cheating on spending is...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Brexit negotiations still ignoring UK pensions passporting plight

Tens of thousands of retired British expats living in Europe could lose access to their pensions should a hard Brexit result. According to experts working in the financial service industry, the possibility of being denied access to regular private pension payments isn’t fake news as it’s perfectly possible. Director General of the Association of British Insurers trade body, Huw Evans has already warned British lawmakers about the illegality of paying pensions to expat policyholders living in the EU should a hard Brexit become a...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Is Dubai the new crime hub for tax fraud

Expat tax fraudsters are flooding to Costa del Dubai The futuristic desert city of Dubai is being used as a refuge by fraudulent tax evaders from the UK. Loved by the ultra-wealthy and famous, Dubai is now being nicknamed ‘ the World’s new Costa del Crime’ in a reference to the Southern Spain region formerly a refuge for UK criminals and fraudsters. Data leaked from the normally watertight government agencies show a high number of wanted and suspected criminals have purchased luxury mansions in several of Dubai’s most upscale...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Polish expats in UK urge ringfencing of rights post Brexit

Britain’s Polish community is urging May to guarantee their rights in the event of a hard Brexit. The Federation of Poles in Great Britain charitable organisation is now voicing concerns over the plight of Poles in the UK following a hard Brexit. The group hasn’t spoken before, but now believes it’s compelled to appeal on behalf of the more than a million Polish expats living, studying and working in the UK. Trepidation, it states, is now growing in the community due to increasing worries about non- involvement in discussions and...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Dutch residency for US citizens getting harder

US expats are having increasing problems getting Dutch residency. The Netherlands’ popularity with expats is drawing ever-increasing numbers of US citizens to Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, but residency permits seem to be harder to get. Normally, American citizens have a head start as regards residency permits due to the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty which permits entrepreneurs to reside in the country. Requirements are straightforward and set in tablets of stone within the treaty, giving US expats an easy ride as regards...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2018

China fatigue can spoil the expat experience

Expats who’ve been working in China for some while are in danger of experiencing ‘China fatigue’ China is a favourite destination for expatriates looking to experience a totally new and very different culture as well as finding either a well-paying new job or assistance with an entrepreneurial start-up. On arrival, there’s always a feeling of excitement, anticipation and fascination with the new surroundings, all of which are part of culture shock but can often morph into more serious reactions of frustration, annoyance,...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Shanghai to offer new startup visa for expat graduates and entrepreneurs

A new business startup visa is being introduced in a number of selected Shanghai districts. Foreign would-be entrepreneurs are expected to take full advantage of several pilot schemes for a new startup visa. The visa, officially known as the Private Residence Permit (Entrepreneurship) and commonly known as the ‘startup visa’, is valid for one year and extendable for a further year should the entrepreneur be able to show a successful company incorporation. Alternatively, the new visa is able to be transferred to a work permit once a...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expats and visitors happy Spanish taxi driver strike is over

Following more than a week of road transport chaos, Spanish taxi drivers have now called off their strike. Started in Barcelona just over a week ago, the strike action was taken in response to the increasing popularity of ride-hailing services from Uber and similar companies and follows other such protests in European countries. Taxi drivers felt their complaints about loss of livelihood and being charged far more than Uber drivers for their licenses were being ignored, as was a law stating there must be 30 traditional taxis for each...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats in Southern Spain warned over extreme heat

As Europe swelters in a massive heatwave, British expats in Spain are warned of temperatures exceeding 47 Celsius. Europe’s extreme heatwave is about to get even hotter, with southern Spain warned to expect the hottest day since records began. For expats and tourists from the UK unused to such extreme heat, the fiery furnace blast may cause major health problems, with emergency preparations now taking place in both regional and local medical centres and hospitals . In addition, the risk of devastating wildfires is now at its maximum...