Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat pensioner is oldest PhD graduate ever

A retired, 95-yearold British expat living in Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol has just been awarded a PhD from Northampton University. His achievement makes Charles Betty the oldest PhD graduate ever from a British university, and his Doctorate of Philosophy was gained by a 48,000 word thesis taking five years to complete via a long-distance learning programme. Charles’s history is as unique as his achievement, as he left school at the age of 14, fought in France during WWII and, since his move to Spain in 1985, he’s spent...
17 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit ambassador to Spain warns all UK expats over registration

Britain’s ambassador to Spain Simon Manley has sent out warning letters to all Britons living in Spain. British expatriates living, working and retiring in Spain have received a warning letter from the British ambassador regarding the need to ensure they’re fully registered by the end of March next year. Whilst the letter expresses the British government’s optimism that a deal will be reached, it also warns British citizens that all eventualities should be properly prepared for, including the possibility of a devastating no-deal...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Britons in France resort to anger over their plight

One of the worst aspects of the predicament in which UK expats in France now find themselves is conflicting information. For over two years, British expatriates who’ve chosen France as their home have been subject to misinformation, disinformation and occasionally outright lies by the British government and its ham-handed negotiating team. It’s been a roller coaster of hope followed by disillusionment, buoyed up again by hope before yet another let-down. Many have lived overseas for more than 15 years, disallowing them from...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Survey suggests death of the American Dream

Safety and the excessive cost of living and healthcare are wrecking potential expats’ American dream. Once the dream destination for untold numbers of aspiring expats, the USA is now lagging behind 46 other world countries as shown in the recent Expat Insider survey. Respondents to the survey have to be expats living and working overseas as part of a corporate reassignment, so don’t include retirees or entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses. Of the 187 countries surveyed, 68 are chosen by their placings in a number of...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expat professionals rejecting Brexit Britain

A recent survey has confirmed the UK is now one of the worst world destinations for expat professionals. Since the shock result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, migration to the UK from European Union member states has fallen to its lowest point in six years, with net migration also dropping from its previously high levels. Unfortunately, it’s the highly skilled and experienced expat professionals who’re now choosing to further their careers elsewhere on the planet. According to the latest Expat Insider survey results, the UK is now...
11 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brits on the Rock tell Spain to back off

Gibraltar’s National Day was celebrated with British flag-waving and a demonstration which made it clear expat residents don’t want a Spanish takeover post-Brexit. National Day in Gibraltar celebrates the Rock’s sovereignty referendum in 1967 with its overwhelming vote to stay British. Given the thousands of protestors who gathered in Grand Casements Square, it would seem a strong and possibly slightly impolite message was sent to those in the Spanish government who’ve been attempting to claw back the peninsula from British...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

No deal Brexit still major risk for Brit expats in Europe

UK expatriates in Europe are still unsure of their rights some two years after the Brexit referendum. More than two years after the Brexit referendum, British expatriates living, working or retiring across the EU are no closer to having any security as regards their rights than they were when the result was announced. In spite of empty promises by the British government, it’s now clear the plight of over a million Britons is of no concern to the UK’s negotiating team. In a recent release of government papers outlining no-deal...
4 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit expat in Germany forced to dismantle his Little Britain museum

A patriotic Brit living in Kretzhaus is being forced to get rid of his homage to the UK by dismantling his Little Britain-themed outdoor museum. As a result of the Brexit referendum, 15-year expat resident Gary Blackburn decided to make his own Little Britain museum in the front garden of his house in the normally quiet town of Kretzhaus outside Bonn. His creation, a homage to populist British culture, contains a decommissioned 52-ton Centurion tank as its centrepiece in addition to two red double-decker buses, red telephone boxes, a...
3 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats in France urged by RIFT to know their rights

The several hundred thousand Britons living and working in France are being urged to research the rights they already have. Some 150,000 or more UK expats are estimated to be living in France, although reality suggests there are far more due to France’s unique ruling that arrivals from other EU countries don’t have to register or even report their presence in the country. None have any real idea what effect a hard or even a soft Brexit will have on their lives, for the simple reason that neither the UK’s nor the EU’s official...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Lenders reassure expats over buy to let mortgages and UK property investments

In spite of the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, mortgage lenders are reassuring expats they will still be able to get mortgages on UK properties. Market leaders and estate agents are saying there are no post=Brexit problems for lenders as regards mortgages for both British nationals and expatriates, provided they submit all the necessary documentation to prove their right to proceed. The statement came as reports indicated no slowdown in the high demand for UK real estate from overseas buyers. Several mortgage brokers...