Expat Euro News

Latest 10 news items tagged Euro

23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Thai international school donates to Filipino evacuees after volcanic eruption

Expat and local pupils as well as their teachers at a Bangkok-based international school are getting together to encourage donations to help the Filipino communities evacuated due to the Taal volcanic eruption. Thailand has its own versions of natural calamities, but has luckily been spared the fatal attention of the dozens of volcanoes located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Even so, hearing of the evacuations of so many Filipinos due to the Taal volcano’s eruption, both Filipino teachers and their multinational pupils got together...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats preparing legal action to keep EU citizenship post-Brexit

UK citizens and expats are planning legal action aimed at retaining their EU citizenship post-Brexit. Based on the Treaty of Lisbon’s Article 20, EU citizenship is seen as separate and additional to citizenship of its member states. At the present time, there are no written provisions for removing it and its associated rights from residents in any EU member state, regardless of whether their country of residence leaves the EU. Basically, this states that the UK’s leaving the EU should have no legal effect on the European...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2020

EU Brexit chief proposes associate EU citizenship for Brit expats

EU minister urges UK to treat British expats in Europe with more compassion. During a visit to the UK at the end of last week, EU Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt expressed his concern over the government’s treatment of EU expats living and working in Britain as well as UK expats in Europe. He also made it clear he is calling for improved rights for all British expats in European Union member states, including the right to free movement for those resident in the EU before the end of this year’s transition period. As part of a...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Spanish EU MP gives post-Brexit hope to all British expats

Spanish EU MP reassures British expats they’ll always be welcome. Last Friday, Member of the European Parliament for Spain Esteban Gonzales Pons gave a message of hope to all expat Britons living, working and retiring in the popular country. Referring to Britons who’re fearing for their post-Brexit futures, he referred to the expat community as friends, neighbours and relatives, reassuring all that they will always be Europeans, no matter the end result of Brexit. The European Union, he said, is your safe house, adding he...
20 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Balearics cracks down on alcohol abuse and balconing

Massive crackdown on alcohol in the Spanish Balearics leaves British expats in two minds. Tourism based on excessive drinking and rowdy behaviour is now under attack in Spain’s Balearic Islands, focusing on resorts in Mallorca, Majorca and Ibiza and banning pub crawls, limiting sales of alcohol, ads for alcoholic beverages, happy hours, booze vending machines, free bars and party boats. Also banned is the deadly craze for jumping from hotel balconies into swimming pools whilst drunk. Sales of alcohol between the hours of 9 pm and 8...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2020

For wealthy expats, Moraira is Spanish heaven

For those with unlimited cash, this smaller, exclusive Costa Blanca municipality is the place to be. Spain is mostly rated amongst would-be British expats as a cheap-as-chips hideaway featuring inexpensive accommodation, British food and endless sunshine. For those who can easily afford to be more selective, the jewel in the Costa Blanca crown is the small conurbation of Moraira. This sun-baked little town now has the highest secondhand home property prices in the entire region at around €2,800 per square metre. For those...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Oz expats make waves in smaller Chinese cities

China is still a favourite destination for expats from across the world, but some of the more adventurous are ignoring the lure of the massive cities and starting up businesses in smaller towns. For almost a decade, China’s mystery, amazingly long history and unique culture has drawn expats from the West to its capital and other major cities. Would-be entrepreneurs in the tech sector, English teachers and digital nomads have flocked to the formerly closed land and, in the main, have found themselves more than welcome. However, for...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over dangerously contaminated tap water

British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water. According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer. Spain’s tap...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Spain playing fair with its British expat population

Is the recent message to Brit expats from the UK Ambassador in Spain yet another example of ‘too little, too late’ after Spain’s promises? Over the years since the Brexit referendum, British expats in European Union member states have either been totally ignored or received confusing mixed messages from their relevant diplomatic authorities. Expatriates living, working and retiring in Spain have accused the UK of treating them as bargaining chips in bizarre negotiations which never seemed to result in any solid information on...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Bad news gets worse for scammed expat investors

A further 100,000 pension savers are expected to have lost around £10 billion due to scams, with few realising they’re bereft of all or most of their retirement cash until it’s too late. At the present time, it’s believed over 100,000 pension savers have lost all or most of their investments after falling for smooth-talking IFAs, and it’s not just those resident in the UK who’re suffering. For several decades, British expats either working or in retirement in destinations ranging from European member states to as far away...