Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats in HCM City support Vietnamese students’ bike-sharing project

Vietnam is now becoming popular with the international expatriate diaspora as well as tourists, but increasing numbers of arrivals are putting a strain on Ho Chi Minh City’s public transport system. Ho Chi Minh City is now a popular tourist destination as well as a hub for expats working in various sectors including education and IT. As Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy, Vietnam is the perfect place to develop new ideas and start-ups as well as for digital nomads needing a base for a while. In addition, more international...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2019

British government to pay one year’s expat health costs

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British government has agreed to pay certain health costs for retired expatriates for a one-year period. The healthcare costs for 180,000 British expat pensioners retiring in EU member states are to be paid by the UK government. Healthcare provision for conditions which began prior to exit day for up to a year will be covered, with the promise expected to cost around £500,000. According to the health minister, the scheme is being introduced to protect the most vulnerable, and is expected to come...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats and locals in Sihanoukville suffering from Chinese invasion

Expats in Sihanoukville welcome Cambodian investigation into Chinese invasion. Expats still living in Sihanoukville are supporting the Cambodian government’s investigation into the statuses of the high number of Chinese nationals now taking over the city. When the influx of Chinese workers and investors began, local people were happy to sell their land to the incomers at high prices, but are now being pushed out of their homes and businesses as the city increasingly becomes Chinese. Over the last few years, Sihanoukville has been...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in Cyprus still in limbo over Brexit

In spite of Cyprus government reassurances, British expats are still living in limbo. Some 70,000 Britons call Cyprus their home, with the vast majority still angry at how easily their carefully-planned lives can be destroyed by thinly-disguised political manipulation in their country of origin. Even although the Cypriot government has allowed expat residents a year to get their papers in order, they’re fully aware the entire mess could fall apart at any moment, leaving them with shattered dreams and broken lives. One 51-year...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Soaring London housing costs await reluctant Brit expat returnees

For British retirees reluctantly returning to the home country post-Brexit, the biggest shock may well be the price of London property. Although most EU member states have reassured their UK expat communities they’ll keep the majority of their rights, a significant number of Britons may well decide to give up and go home rather than face even the slightest hint of further uncertainty. However, for many former Londoners heading back to their home turf, affording to buy or even rent a property may be well out of reach, as the capital...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Brit expatriates still fearful no-deal will prevent access to funds

As Britain’s parliament continues to demonstrate its appalling inefficiency amidst total chaos, fear and uncertainty still stalks British expat investors in Europe. Although the risk of a no-deal Brexit now seems to be up to European lawmakers, its impact on both British expats overseas and UK citizens in general is still a cause for extreme concern if not out-and-out panic, especially where financial matters are concerned. In spite of yesterday’s vote to reject no-deal, it’s still the default option if May’s despised...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Alicante now cheapest rental destination for would-be British expats

Alicante is now a favourite for British retirees due to its cheap rentals. As the value of sterling staggers due to Brexit uncertainty, finding a cheap rental apartment in Spain is a priority for many British expat retirees. A recent survey by a local appraisal company could well help with decision-making, as it’s identified the five Spanish retirement destinations with the cheapest rentals. Alicante is the best known, already popular with British expats, and Huelva, Elche, Almeria and Castellon de la Plana are also mentioned as...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2019

UAE still expat professional favourite for quality of life

New release of a popular annual survey ranks Abu Dhabi and Dubai tops in the region for quality of life. The recently-released Mercers’ Quality of Living survey saw Abu Dhabi and Dubai keeping their high rankings as the most liveable expat cities in the Arab states. Some 231 world cities were surveyed, with the two popular expat destinations retaining their positions as 74th and 70th respectively. Unfortunately for the region’s overall reputation, another of its cities – Baghdad – was rated as the least hospitable and took...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2019

EU to force Spain over ‘illegal’ expat tax

Part-time expats who rent out their Spanish homes can now claim the 60 per cent tax reduction given to Spanish nationals in the same circumstances. In a rare intervention by the European Commission, the practice of charging non-permanent resident expats tax on earnings from renting their Spanish properties is now considered unfair as well as illegal. The 60 per cent income tax reduction granted to Spanish citizen property owners will now be made available to their expat equivalents after the end of the two-month period granted by the...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Advice for British expats should no-deal become a reality

As the March 29 deadline looms closer and the British parliament becomes even more disorderly, a huge number of UK expats are still totally confused about the effect on their lives of a no-deal exit. Although the vast majority of EU member states have now reassured their British expat communities as to their rights in the event of a no-deal crash out of the EU, expats are still confused over many aspects of their lives. For example, expats who have money in British bank accounts and use their debit cards to access funds when needed...