Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Dissecting Thailand’s expat community as a whole

Being an expat in Thailand is somewhat of a challenge these days, but it’s not stopping a good number of foreign residents from sticking to their guns and staying put in the hope common sense will prevail. Expat communities in the major cities tend to be defined by character, with the separate groups sticking together in areas, thus making themselves easily identifiable. This trend smacks of type-casting, making preferences and lifestyle clear to new arrivals. Perhaps the most obvious sector as regards motivations for choosing...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brexit set to wreck jobbing musicians’ chances of career advancement

Brexit is due to make musicians’ lives far harder by restricting freedom of movement. One profession which requires frequent travelling between countries is about to find its members’ lives and their chances of advancement seriously curtailed by Brexit. Musicians travel the continent of Europe and even the world on a regular basis, no matter what style of music is their thing, with the open borders of the EU a blessing for those determined to gather a following in this tricky profession. It’s not just boy bands and the like...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

More EU member states guarantee Brit expats grace periods after Brexit

Brexit hasn’t only been a UK nightmare – many of the 27 remaining EU member states are still attempting to decide what’s best for them. A major concern for British citizens living as expats in EU member states has been the attempt to comply with time-dependent rules as regards legal residency post-Brexit. All 27 countries have been scrambling to present a solution for the half a million Brit expats caught in this disaster zone, with some managing better than others and Switzerland as well as Scandinavia still figuring out how to...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat victims of Spain’s gota fria still waiting for insurance payments

British expats in Spain who’ve lost everything due to the devastating gota fria weather event are being assured they’ll get compensation some time in the future. The above is hardly reassuring to British expats who’ve lost homes, belongings, cars and treasured possessions, but it’s how Spanish bureaucracy works – slowly, especially when a large area is designated as a disaster zone. A small proportion of the cost of every expat's insurance policies ends up with the Consorcio de Compensacion de Seguros (CCS), a government body...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Will the NHS collapse under the strain of returning British expats?

What will happen to the NHS should British retirees in Europe return to the UK? The worst scenario for a huge number of British expats living in retirement in Europe is the chance of losing their rights to healthcare due to Brexit. Should this happen, their only alternative would be a reluctant repatriation to the UK, thus putting a massive strain on the already stretched NHS. Recent estimates of the cost of servicing an influx of former expats come out at around half a billion sterling. The actual cost could be even higher than...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat professionals desperate to leave the UK can’t find suitable jobs

Brits desperate to move overseas are being held back by a lack of suitable jobs. A recent survey result has identified the reason why Britons desperate to move abroad to avoid the after-effects of Brexit cannot find jobs – it’s the fault of international employers. Whether or not this reason is entirely accurate, overseas companies should be urged to consider creating more jobs for expatriate professionals from the UK. Over 50 per cent of Britons searching for a better quality of life overseas are seriously considering a move,...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat families heading for Amsterdam now have English language website for schools

Amsterdam primary schools have launched a new website to inform expats wishing to put their kids into the Dutch school system. One of the most pressing problems for expat families is schooling for youngsters, as accessible information in newcomers’ languages is often hard to find. Expats arriving in Amsterdam along with their families can now access the new English language website representing 22 local primary schools happy to help the newly-arrived choose the best school for their children. The site contains information...
15 Oct at 6 PM 2019

EC slams UK government for deliberately excluding the expat vote

A report from the British Electoral Commission has accused the UK government of excluding 1.7 million expats from voting in the European elections. The report considers the government’s action violated its responsibility as regards ensuring correct levels of democracy by failing to correct errors which saw many hundreds of thousands of EU citizens losing their votes in 2014, resulting in a similar issue concerning this year’s European elections. Most importantly, eligible British voters living, working or retiring within the EU...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat-run horse rescue centre in Spain now dried out but running short of feed

The expat-run Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre based in Rojales is now dry, but is facing a chronic shortage of feed for 140 horses, ponies and other rescued livestock .During the bibilical floods caused by the gota fria weather phenomenon, the centre escaped the worst of the waters although the struggle to deal with the torrential rainfall went on for days. Expats and locals feared the worst when the Segura River overflowed its banks but, by a miracle, it didn’t flood the centre. Hundreds of animals including horses, donkeys, ponies,...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

British NGOs and volunteers helping UK expats in Cyprus get post-Brexit residency

The 70,000 British expats living, working and retiring in Cyprus are now getting help with their residency concerns via volunteer groups and Brit NGOs. As the dread date looms, British expats in Cyprus could well be forgiven for allowing a degree of panic to set in as regards their residency status after the end of this month.The groups and their volunteers are focusing on UK citizens formerly in the British military and who are now vulnerable or have mobility issues. SSAFA, the UK’s longest-running military charity, has sent a team...