Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Spanish supermarket chain refuses security upgrade after multiple in-store robberies

Spain’s largest supermarket chain is refusing to update its security procedures following a rash of in-store thefts involving expat victims. In a surprising update to a report that a British expat was robbed twice within ten days by thieves in the store posing as shoppers, a spokesperson for the Mercadona supermarket chain told the media there will be no shopper security upgrades. The initial report describing how one British expat was robbed twice in a ten-day period by thieves posing as shoppers was carried by The Olive Press...
18 Apr at 9 AM 2019

Expats in Spain post call for dedicated MP

Due to the inefficiency of its consulates and embassies as regards advice and updates regarding Brexit, British expats in Spain are calling for their very own PM to represent their interests. Some 5 million Britons live in expatriate destinations worldwide, many of whom will need consular assistance as some time during their stay overseas and the majority of whom are long term residents aged between 15 and 64 years. This statistic refutes the image of the typical British expat as a pensioner living the good life on a budget somewhere...
17 Apr at 6 PM 2019

French expats worldwide grieve for Notre Dame

French expatriates mourning the effects on Notre Dame of this week’s devastating fire have been joined by expats and citizens worldwide. Grief caused by the loss of so much of the world-famous medieval cathedral and its treasures is now being minimally tempered by the news that many precious artefacts and relics have been saved. The remainder of the structure seems to be holding up after the flames and the many tons of water needed to prevent total destruction of the much-loved French heart of the Catholic church. Messages of grief...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Mega financial scammer IFA boss fails to attend Spanish court hearing

The boss of a failed financial advisory company in Alicante is in hiding, having failed to attend a Spanish court hearing. Darren Kirby’s Alicante-based Continental Wealth Management financial advisory company folded in 2017, leaving hundreds of investors out of pocket to the tune of millions. Continental Wealth Management’s Denia office in the Marriott Hotel was an upscale setup aimed at impressing future clients, with the company also managing up to 10 telesales staff dealing with expat clients across Europe. Its modus operandum...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Deadly painkiller Nolotil still being prescribed in Spain despite ban

British and Irish expats living on the Costa del Sol as well as tourists are still at risk of receiving the deadly drug know to have caused deaths from sepsis combined with rapid falls in white blood cells. Following last year’s campaign by a leading English language expat newspaper, Nolotil was finally banned in all Spanish hospitals and clinics unless patients were made aware of the risks and given the option of another painkiller. The drug can be tolerated by some patients, but proves lethal for others. The newspaper revealed...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2019

EU expats prepared to leave UK due to British domestic policy

It’s not just UK expats in Europe who fear the effects of Brexit, as expatriates living and working in the UK are concerned about the country’s domestic politics. As the Brexit conundrum drags on and on, new research has revealed some 14 per cent of expatriates living and working in the UK would be prepared to return to their home countries solely for political reasons. Around one third of Britain’s expat community expressed serious concerns over the state of Britain’s domestic policies and their potential effect on expatriate...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2019

British expat pensioners in Europe need relief from sterling devaluation

One of the worst aspects of Brexit for British expats living in the EU is the devaluation of sterling. Expatriate Brits living on the measly UK state pension in European Union member states haven’t just had to deal with the fear and uncertainty of losing their chosen lifestyles due to Brexit, they’ve also had to scrimp even more due to the referendum’s effect on sterling’s value against the euro. Europe’s forcing Theresa May to accept a longer delay may cause a relief rally for the pound, but how long this will continue is...
10 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Confusion reigns over EU pet passport post-Brexit

Expat pet owners in Europe fear the post-Brexit loss of pet passports Although very little has been published about the possible Brexit-caused fate of the pet passport scheme, it’s a major cause for concern amongst both expat dog-owners and British second home owners used to taking their dogs with them when visiting their overseas holiday properties. The pet passport scheme was first introduced 19 years ago, freeing much-loved dogs from the misery of extensive quarantine periods and their pet parents from the strain of long...
10 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit government urges expats to check passport validity

The British government is warning UK expats to check their passports prior to travelling post-Brexit. The official passport warning to British expats living in EU member states also mentions healthcare may not be available using an EHIC card, but the at least six-month post-travel validity of the British passport in the case of a no-deal Brexit is essential. It now seems that, for those who renewed their passports before the due date, the extra months credited in addition to the 10-year validity may no longer be recognised by European...
9 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Spanish police bust drugs gang hiding their activities by using cryptocurrencies

Spanish national police have arrested seven members of a drug-trafficking gang using cryptocurrencies to hide their illegal activities. The investigation was sparked by a police discovery of a cannabis farm hidden in a house in Algeciras, one of three illegal cannabis plantations raided and destroyed, along with a stash of plants hidden in a Barcelona warehouse. In total, over 3,000 cannabis plants were found, as was documentation showing the gang had made use of fake companies to cover their operations. Five of the gang were arrested...