Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

11 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Malta meet with lawmakers over continuing Brexit uncertainty

The expatriate community in Malta is becoming ever more concerned about its government’s unanswered Brexit questions. Even although the Maltese government’s take on post-Brexit expat rights gives unequivocal reassurance about expats’ futures on the island, the community as a whole is fearing the devil is in the detail. Concerns along with a host of unanswered questions prompted a 200-strong British expat group[ to attend a recent conference about Malta’s position in a post-Brexit EU. Issues brought up included changing a...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in EU given hope by Labour turnaround

A statement by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is giving hope to UK expats in the EU. After three years of sitting on an increasingly uncomfortable fence, Jeremy Corbyn has finally come out in favour of a second referendum on the as yet unelected new PM’s Brexit plan. Even better, he finally stated the Labour Party would campaign in favour of a Remain option. Whether it was the unbearable thought of a Boris Johnson premiership or the final realisation that the majority of party members want exactly that, the fact that he’s...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in EU and those still at home have diverse Brexit views

Over one third of British expatriates living in EU member states are now applying for either permanent residency or citizenship due to Brexit. According to new research, 34 per cent of respondents to a study are either in the process of formerly relinquishing their British citizenship or planning to stay permanently in their present country of residence. In addition, a further five per cent stated they would apply for citizenship for themselves and their families should a hard Brexit be the final outcome of the 2016 referendum....
5 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Good mortgage news for expat property buyers in Spain

Spain’s new laws on mortgages are great news for those wishing to purchase property and those who’re already homeowners. Up until now, the popular expat destination’s mortgage laws favoured the banks in a manner which penalised borrowers, but new EU rules intended to align member states’ laws have forced the Spanish government to adjust its position in favour of buyers. One rule in particular is long overdue, as it protects homeowners in temporary financial difficulties from having their homes repossessed as a result of late...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Human development school helps expats in Singapore to live better

Focusing on self-employed entrepreneurs and their SMEs in Singapore, the ‘Expatprenuer’ Awards celebrate innovative ideas put into practice to help resident expats have better lives. At this year’s award ceremony, SR Nathan School of Human Development lecturer Dr.Yvonne McNulty explained to the media the combination of originality, necessary criteria and intent to help expats live better which singles out winners from the entries. First of all, she said, official business registration is essential, showing taxable income and the...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expatriates in Spain have no problems with being called expats!

Online poll shows foreign nationals in Spain don’t take offence at being called expats! A popular English language media outlet serving British expatriates living in Spain has just released the results of its survey about the possibly offensive term. Fortunately, a large majority of respondents made it clear they didn’t take offence when called ‘expats’. The reason behind the survey was that a flood of emails were sent to the newspaper’s news desk, all complaining about its usage of the word and demanding foreign residents...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

French minister describes British expat presence as enriching France

France’s Europe minister has described the British expat presence as enriching the country. In yet another attempt by an EU member state government official to reassure British expats about their rights post-Brexit, France’s Europe minister has described the expat community as ‘enriching France’. The complimentary comment was made by Amelie de Montchalin during a meeting of Paris’s Anglo-American Press Association, with the young politician adding her country isn’t attempting to take revenge for Brexit. She added the hard...
28 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Amazing OAP expat couple’s charity drive from France to Buxton succeeds!

John and Kathy Elliot’s charity drive from southwestern France to the Derbyshire town of Buxton in a vintage tractor has been a total success! The pair’s 900-plus km journey in their reconditioned vintage farm tractor was undertaken to raise money for research into Motor Neuron Disease after a close friend died of the distressing condition. Their 1957-vintage tractor has a top speed of around 15 miles per hour, with the journey taking 78-year old John and his 76-year old wife two full weeks of travel at an average of 100kms a day....
28 Jun at 6 PM 2019

EU and UK expat voters calling for investigation into EU MP voting irregularities

EU expats in the UK as well as British expats overseas are still furious over the mismanagement of the EU parliament election. It’s now claimed that over 1.5 million EU citizens living and working in the UK as well as tens of thousands of Brits living in EU member states were unable to vote in last month’s EU parliamentary election due to mismanagement of the entire procedure. As a result, 37 MEPs are now calling for a full, formal investigation by the EU’s Venice Commission into what went so very wrong. The mess may have been...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Is Dublin’s rising cost of living discouraging expat arrivals?

This year’s Mercers’ cost of living survey placed Dublin in 43rd place, with the city losing 11 places over last year’s study. As inflation and poor currency exchange rates stalk the expat world, those expatriates using surveys to decide on their next destination are in for a number of shocks. Over the past three years, Dublin had become a favourite for UK refugees from Brexit and the resulting broken economy, but the dramatic fall in the value of sterling and the city’s increasing property rental prices may now be enough to...