Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

22 May at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Orihuela fearing repeat of Gota Fria floods

UK expats living in the hard-hit Costa Blanca region are now fearing more devastating floods this autumn. Last October’s record breaking rainstorms brought devastating floods to many popular UK expat hubs on the Costa Blanca, resulting in a promise by the Madrid government that financial aid would be forthcoming. Sadly, according to the mayor of Orihuela, not one single euro has been received from either the regional or national governments. During an interview with a popular English language newspaper, Mayor Bascunana stated...
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats run riot across Spain after booze ban ends

Brits in Benidorm have been granted two more hours’ boozing time as a reward for not breaching coronavirus rulings. British expats in Benidorm who’re still angry about yet another delay to easing the lockdown rulings should now be feeling far happier as they’ve been granted two more hours’ drinking time. With the closing of all restaurants, pubs and bars now extended to 1a.m, local expats can now get totally smashed before they stagger home. However, serious drinkers are still forced to stay on terraces and pavements outside...
14 May at 6 PM 2020

Phishing cybercriminal network in Spain now busted

An internet scam investigation which took two full years has now been concluded with the arrest of a group of phishing cybercriminals. The investigation began when police received a large number of complaints from expats as well as Spanish nationals duped into transferring money to fund a ‘confidential financial operation’. The scam became known as the ‘CEO sting’ due to the gang’s habit of targeting high-level executives in large companies. The crooks’ modus operandum was the same every time, involving targeting...
13 May at 6 PM 2020

Expat repatriation flights to UAE now available

For expats working overseas, one of the worst aspects of the pandemic is being unable to return to your present country of residence due to lockdowns. It’ll never be known exactly how many expat professionals on business trips became the modern equivalent of stateless persons, simply due to the fact they were in the wrong place when lockdowns were declared. For those stranded overseas, adhering to requirements such as two-week quarantines, compulsory health insurance covering covid19 treatment when no such insurance is available and...
13 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Czech Republic find legal CBD oil helps Covid 19 anxiety symptoms

Expats and locals in the Czech Republic are looking to CBD oil as a cure for coronavirus anxiety. Coping with the effects of lengthy lockdowns is now becoming almost as big a threat to mental health as is the virus on physical well-being. As a result, mechanisms ranging from self-medication through yoga and meditation to excess alcohol consumption are all being suggested both on and offline. It seems even the most socially independent members of the human race are feeling the lack of face-to-face interaction, even although they’d...
7 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats on My Second Home Malaysian visa still refused entry

Retired expats living in Malaysia under the ‘My Second Home” visa who were overseas at the time of the country’s lockdown are still disallowed from returning. The Malaysian government closed its borders to all foreigners on March 18 at the same time as enforcing the movement control order, and compulsory quarantine was brought in for all returning citizens on April 3. As regards expat retirees on the ‘Malaysia my Second Home’ visa, according to a government spokesperson they are still not to be allowed re-entry at the...
5 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats eager to see work on Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia restart

For British expats in Spain fascinated with the history of the as yet unfinished La Sagrada Familia, it’s bad news. Still under construction since the late 19th century, the famous cathedral was designed by Spain’s master architect Antoni Gaudi, whose stunningly innovative buildings in the city are, along with the as yet unfinished cathedral, some of Barcelona’s strongest tourism and expat magnets. The magnificent concept isn’t expected to be completed until 2026 and, even now, is the most-visited tourist attraction in the...
5 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain happy with easyJet refund vouchers

British expats as well as holidaymakers happy with easyJet’s new voucher and refund offer. Following expat fury as refunds were refused for cancelled flights and holidays, easyJet’s new Covid19 Help Hub is proving a success. Given that the low-cost airlines serving Spain and other European expat and visitor hubs weren’t responsible for the mass cancellations of already paid-for flights, the overall refusals to refund much-needed money caused fury amongst paying customers across the region. EasyJet’s new response is cooling...
1 May at 6 PM 2020

Hong Kong expats happy with government’s pandemic response

Expats in Hong Kong are praising the government’s anti-coronavirus measures. Located just 570 miles from Wuhan, the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong is successfully defeating the coronavirus without resorting to lockdowns and endless local travel bans. Just a few months ago, the city was being rocked by huge, often violent, protests, but its government’s sensible reaction to the pandemic has reassured both its local and expatriate residents that its economy won’t be devastated. Expats who’d decided to stay when the...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Captain Tom flypast to happen in spite of mean minded government

British expats in Spain and across Europe are delighted to hear that much-loved Captain Tom Moore will get his celebratory birthday flypast after all. Out of all the news concerning every aspect of the pandemic and its effects, Captain Tom’s amazing story has warmed the hearts of British expats and citizens all over the globe, not to mention those in the NHS who’ll benefit from the astonishing £29 million plus he’s raised. The grand old man’s 100th birthday is tomorrow, his number one hit single featuring Michael Ball is...