Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

7 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expat parents overseas saving money on UK private education due to sterling fall

Whilst British expat retirees on state pensions are struggling to deal with the drop in purchasing power caused by the plunging pound, expat parents with generous salaries in dollars or yen can buy cut-price British private education. British private boarding schools are regarded as the world class gold standard for education, as are the top British universities, with parents all over the world competing for places. Given that sterling is now at a 34-year low, expat and overseas parents are now able to afford to send their kids to the...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats fearing further sterling falls if election brings hung parliament

British expats living overseas could see yet another sterling crash if a hung parliament is the result of the upcoming general election. UK expats living on their state pensions in Europe and other favourite retirement destinations are having a tough time since the pound fell against a basket of other currencies including the Euro, the US dollar and several Asian currencies such as the Thai baht. Any further devaluation of sterling could mean elderly expats are forced to choose between paying rentals, service bills and medical costs...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Favourite expat retirement haven in Mexico now invaded by drug cartels

As British expats fearing the Brexit effect in Europe explore other world destinations, one favourite retirement haven is being invaded by drug cartels. Mexico has long been the choice of American retirees, with the charming town of San Miguel de Allende home to a large expatriate community. Recently, British expats in EU member states who’re now searching for a post-Brexit alternative have been researching Latin American destinations long favoured by their American equivalents. At first glance, San Miguel with its colonial...
3 Dec at 6 PM 2019

New studies show Switzerland as world’s safest expat destination

As the political world becomes more and more unstable, expats considering relocation are concentrating on countries regarded as safe, secure and likely to stay that way. It’s not just political instability which threatens expat prospects and even their lives, as worldwide crime rates are on the upswing, terrorism is affecting countries worldwide and infectious diseases are running rampant in many areas of the planet. The risks of travel, both in the home country and overseas, are higher now than ever before, and are affecting expat...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expat-run Czech dog shelter needs more volunteers

A British expat-founded animal shelter in the Czech Republic is calling for more expat volunteers. Almost a year ago in the Czech town of Kamenice nad Lipou, local authorities found and closed a puppy farm holding 212 adult dogs and puppies, including a partially blind terrier who’d been kept in a tiny cage. All the dogs were relocated to various shelters in the Republic, including Handipet Rescue in the town of Melnic. Handipet’s speciality is the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned or disabled pets via the use of fostering,...
29 Nov at 6 PM 2019

British demand for Spanish property soars as Brexit uncertainty continues

Alicante is set to benefit hugely from British Brexit blues due to huge uptick in property purchases. Now the Spanish province with the highest number of foreign house purchases, Alicante’s total number of homes sold in 2019’s third quarter saw just over 40 per cent going to expats – with Britons yet again getting the lion’s share. Overall across all the country’s popular expat destinations, British buyers accounted for 14 per cent of foreign transactions, with French buyers’ totals far lower at eight per cent and other...
29 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Sicilian village in a valley now selling its dilapidated homes for one euro

If you’ve finally had enough of the UK’s broken political system but can’t a afford a home overseas, this is for you! The latest little town to offer a dilapidated property for just one euro on condition of its full restoration is located amid the beauty of southern Sicily and is suffering from de-population as its young people are leaving for Italy’s thriving cities. Bivona’s local authority is asking for a deposit of just £2,100 and allows four years for a satisfactory restoration to take place. The charming little hill...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Where next for expat entrepreneurs in the tech sector

Dependent on the specific business sector, Dubai ranks highly as best for start-ups, but so do many other world countries. Deciding which location is best for your entrepreneurial start-up can be tricky, as this new world in all its expat glory isn’t just the ‘one size fits all’ destination as described online. Certain countries and cities may be the chance of a lifetime for one speciality but dead in the water for another, however innovative the idea. For example, ever-popular Dubai works well for entrepreneurs in the...
27 Nov at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in EU now at risk due to British mishandling of EU residents.

A recently-released report on Britain’s poor handing of the EU Settlement Scheme risks leaving UK expats living and working in EU member states in an even worse position. If just one important issue has been made brutally clear by EU member states as regards UK expats living in Europe, it’s that of reciprocity – meaning that if EU citizens get shafted, so will their UK equivalents living in Europe. The survey undertaken by Migrant Voice has revealed a significant minority of EU citizens resident in the UK are having serious...
25 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat anger and confusion over conflicting diplomatic advice at Manilva meeting

British expats expressed their anger and confusion over conflicting advice at a Costa del Sol Brexit event. After more than three years’ lack of concrete information given to British expatriates living in Spain, British consulate staff were faced with confusion and anger at their latest attempt to clarify expats’ rights post-Brexit. In answer to a question about pension rights, the recently-appointed UK ambassador Hugh Elliot gave one answer whilst British consul Charmaine Arbouin’s reply contradicted his comment. The...