Expat Germany News
Latest 10 news items tagged Germany
19 Nov at 9 AM 2018
The Spanish government is working to persuade its nationals who left during the economic crisis to return and take up skilled jobs in their home country.
Spain’s recession began during the fallout from the 2008 global financial meltdown, with skilled professionals in the fields of medicine, science and other professions jumping ship and finding work all over the world. Now that the Spanish economy is in full recovery mode, its government is hatching a plan to attract highly-skilled deserters back home.
In a recent news...
12 Nov at 6 PM 2018
As British expats in the EU grow ever more fearful of Brexit’s effect on their lives, EU nationals living and working in the UK are faced with the same crucial decision.
EU nationals at present in the UK have a stark choice – to apply for British citizenship, pack their bags and head back to the home country or stay put whilst keeping their fingers tightly crossed. Melanie Moerbe, a German
national who came to the UK to study nursing and who is now caring for patients with psychological disorders, has just received British...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2018
One important aspect when choosing an expat destination is undoubtedly the friendliness of the local people.
Leaving friends and family in the home country and settling in an unfamiliar country with a confusing culture isn’t easy, and relies to some extent on the friendliness of new neighbours and work colleagues. Sadly, not all expat destinations offer friendship along with a new career and a generous salary, leaving gregarious expats and their spouses wondering whether they made the wrong choice.
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5 Nov at 6 PM 2018
Foreign buyer purchases in Spain are up by 11 per cent, with Brits and the Irish cornering 15 per cent of the total foreign market.
It’s old news that Spain is the most popular expat destination for British expats as well as for holidaymakers, but the threat of Brexit doesn’t seem to have dampened their enthusiasm for a sunny climate, inexpensive cost of living and a ready-made expat community. In total, some 17,388 foreigners bought their very own personal versions of the Spanish dream during this year’s second quarter –...
1 Nov at 6 PM 2018
Expats living and working in Saigon are furious about an American expat beggar who’s survived on the streets for an entire year.
Unconfirmed reports give the reputed American beggar’s name as Tim Style, with a local expatriate store owner confirming he’s seen Style in various Saigon locations for around a year. The beggar holds a sign written in Vietnamese asking passers-by to give him money for food, and is apparently telling anyone who’ll listen that he’s lost all his ID papers and money and can’t afford the trip back to...
23 Oct at 6 PM 2018
French lawyer Julien Fouchet has launched another pro-Europe group.
French barrister Julien Fouchet has founded a pan-European movement aimed at encouraging EU citizens as well as expatriate Britons to support the ending of the Brexit threat to European unity. His Pan European Citizens Solidarity movement is calling on all EU citizens to protect all British expats who support remaining in the union. Europe, he says, is a peaceful, democratic force in today’s troubled world, and must be protected.
Fouchet told reporters the...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2018
is making plans to simplify the lives of resident British expats during the post-Brexit transition period.
As the British government struggles to get its own way over Brexit, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel is working on a plan to make UK expats’ lives easier for at least a short while. Berlin is now drafting a new law which will allow British expats living and working in Germany
the option of keeping their UK citizenship after applying for German
citizenship for at least as long as the duration of the post-Brexit...
24 Aug at 6 PM 2018
Belgium’s traditional culture and its friendly but closed off mentality are two reasons why expats find integrating a challenge.
Reports by leading Brussels lawmakers admit Belgium is less than straightforward as regards settling down for new expat arrivals, with a German
think tank putting it bluntly by saying the country has failed to integrate its foreign residents due to its contradictory attitude towards incomers. Whilst the comments referred mostly to immigrants and refugees, a number of expatriates would agree that settling...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2018
The 21st century is set to be the century of the expat, with more and more millennials opting to leave their home countries in order to further their international careers.
As the number of expats working overseas at all levels grows, so do the amounts transferred between currencies and countries. The amount of money being sent across national borders is growing year by year as more and more people realise the world really is their oyster. Until recently, cross-border banking was a chore as well as a necessity, but traditional banks...
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018
Will Brexit see increased numbers of Brit moving overseas for work?
As next March creeps closer and governmental chaos ramps up still further, an increasing number of industries are now planning their exit strategies. Sadly, the ‘green’ sector is one which is convinced leaving the UK is the only way forward in spite of the spectre of massive job losses for its UK workers. Should the worst happen, where in the world will the jobless decide to go?
At the present time, the top three most popular destinations for expat job-seekers...