Expat Germany News
Latest 10 news items tagged Germany
23 May at 6 PM 2019
If you’re determined to relocate to Italy and are a social media fan, perhaps another choice of destination might be the best idea.
The results of a recent survey might come as a shock to would-be expats hoping to work or retire in this stunningly beautiful land, as expats in Italy are the least satisfied with their digital services of all foreigners living in Europe. It’s not just poor internet services, as paying for purchases using a credit or debit card is also almost impossible. The latest survey by InterNations involved the...
13 May at 6 PM 2019
Expats in Cambodia are now enjoying locally-brewed craft beers.
Would-be expats who see Cambodia as a totally unfamiliar slice of Southeast Asia might be amazed to know its market for locally-produced craft beers is growing fast. The craving for alternatives to the easily obtained local beers has produced an entirely new market for the real thing, carefully created by enthusiasts and now becoming the latest and hopefully long-lasting fad.
Tourists as well as an increasing community of Western expats first created the demand for...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2019
As the Brexit drama grinds on and on, Brit expats with small businesses in Europe are preparing to lose everything they’ve worked for.
One of the most infuriating aspects of the embarrassment which is now the British parliament is lawmakers’ constant harping on about the ‘British people’ - the 17 million who voted to leave the EU in an ‘advisory’ referendum – as if those who had the gall to leave the UK or who voted to remain are no longer British. Two very British expats in Berlin are about to give up on their store...
12 Mar at 6 PM 2019
The annual School in Nature tradition originated in Germany
with the wish to give children living in the cities a chance to enjoy the clean air and natural greenery of the countryside.
The first such expedition took place in 1904 at the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, and soon spread to France and Denmark. Over the years it became a popular predecessor of the present day ‘forest school’ where pupils spend the entire day outside, swapping blackboards and desks for blue skies and green meadows. The idea was taken up in the Czech...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Many EU member states have now passed, or have stated their intention to do so, new laws ensuring the post –Brexit rights of UK expats.
The no-deal Brexit packages of rights on offer vary state to state, with some covering the majority of needs and others sticking to the bare minimum and charging for special permits. Malta’s no-deal resident permit tops the list for generosity, as it gives those resident on the island on 29 March a full 10 year status and allows workers open access to jobs as well as permitting students to...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Spanish police are investigating an expat couple alleged to have murdered a number of lonely expatriate pensioners.
An Andalusia-based German
man and his German
-Cuban wife have been arrested in connection with a number of unsolved deaths of elderly pensioners. During the arrest, a disabled Dutch pensioner and an elderly German
man were discovered immobile in their beds, showing evidence of malnutrition and drugging using tranquilisers. The victims were attached to nasogastric feeding tubes, thus keeping them just alive.
5 Mar at 6 PM 2019
In a bid to include expats in the local community, a Shanghai service station is recruiting them as weekend volunteers.
The station serving residents in Shanghai’s North Bund area is now recruiting expats as weekend-only stationmasters in a bid to help them integrate into the local community. It also provides a hub where retired residents can receive medical advice, socialise or take exercise, with the introduction of international volunteers also attracting young Chinese interested in joining several workshops started by the local...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2019
Even before Brexit becomes a reality, many thousands of British citizens have voted with their feet by applying for European citizenship.
One major reason for expatriating is that the UK just doesn’t feel like home any more, according to those who can’t wait to leave or have already left. Those with Irish grandparents are the luckiest, with 200,000 Brits claiming to be descendents of Irish citizens stating their relationships on their passport applications in 2018. The mass exodus includes those whose families were originally from...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2019
British expats miss ginger biscuits the most!
Homesickness seems to be more acute in British expats than in any of their worldwide counterparts, according to both online retailers and specialist stores in favourite expatriate destinations. The latest must-haves from the old country are crunchy ginger biscuits, topping the sales lists over and above such delights as chocolate bourbons, shortbread and mini Jaffa cakes. According to a spokesperson from British Corner Shops, it’s a comfort thing, with expats seeking out goodies to which...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2019
Although mortgage interest rates have increased, expat property investors can still get great deals.
September’s Spanish mortgage interest rates averaged 1.94 per cent, slightly below the EU average and trailing France at 1.51 per cent, Italy at 1.79 per cent and even Germany
at 1.86 per cent. However, professionals in the sector are reassuring potential expat buyers that lender competition should still offer borrowers lower rates than those published. The interest rate rises were the direct consequence of Spanish lawmakers’...