Expat Italy News

Latest 10 news items tagged Italy

14 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Former Italian expat textile mill workers’ guaranteed stays now overturne

Italian former textile mill workers who arrived in Bradford in the 1950s are now facing having to apply to stay post-Brexit. The remainder of the large number of Italian women who were invited to the UK to work in Bradford’s cotton mills after the end of WWII now consider themselves as being English although they don’t have British passports. When they arrived, they were given certificates of registration, similar to a work permit, which were regularly updated until 1961, when they were told hey could live freely in the UK....
10 Jan at 6 PM 2019

EU states queuing to ensure rights to remain for UK expat residents

Following on advice given by the European Commission to its member states, expats in a number of EU countries are now being assured of their rights to stay. The EC’s call for generosity towards British expatriates living, working and retiring in Europe in the case of a no-deal Brexit is being heeded by an increasing number of EU member states, allowing the vast majority of expats to sleep better at night. The irony surrounding the EC’s welcome intervention is that the Commission seems to care more about expat Britons’ welfare...
9 Jan at 6 PM 2019

UK expat pensioners in Europe still threatened by loss of pension uprate

UK expats in EU member countries are to have their state pensions uprated – but only for a year. Along with all the other negative effects of the Brexit disaster on British expatriates living in the EU, the continuing of the guaranteed annual inflation-proofing increase has been a serious cause for concern, especially for the newly-retired. The uprate is triggered by the higher of two indicators – wage growth and the rate of inflation. Should both be lower than 2.5 per cent, the same percentage uprate is guaranteed. ...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Average spend on alcohol per EU member state

If you’re an expat who likes a drink or three, you’ll be in good company in the Czech Republic! For many expats living overseas, the best way to relax is by sampling the local liquor at the nearest bar along with your compatriots whilst putting the world to rights. It’s well known that Europe has the highest consumption of alcohol out of all five continents, but most expats might not be aware that nationals in northern climes are at the top of the table for heavy drinking, possibly due to their lands’ long, freezing cold...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Eindhoven primary school innovative new nursery class for expat toddlers

Moving overseas as an expat family is a tough call, wherever the destination. Relocating as a single expat can be tricky unless it’s everything's covered by the reassignment package, but bringing the family along as well is far more complicated. Finding family-style accommodation in a safe area, arranging for childcare when necessary and finding a suitable school for the kids can cause chaos, and language difficulties often make the task worse still. International schools aren’t affordable by every emigrating family, and local...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Italy call for emergency meeting as no-deal Brexit looms

In an attempt to clarify British expats’ positions in several Brexit scenarios, an emergency meeting of British in Italy has been called. British in Italy is part of the pan-European rights campaign group British in Europe, committed to ensuring the human rights of not only its 30,000 members but also the rights of the five million expatriates severely affected by the Brexit threat. Since late last year, the pressure on those desperately wanting to continue their chosen lifestyles has increased still more due to the chaos in the UK...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Professionals fear for mental health of expats stressed out by Brexit

According to professional psychotherapists, vulnerable British expats living in EU member states may be suffering from severe mental health issues due to Brexit. The situation has worsened since the dire possibility of a no-deal exit has edged closer to becoming reality, with high levels of stress and anxiety amongst expats as a result. One qualified psychotherapist now living in Italy considers the entire process of Brexit has been traumatic and abusive for both UK and EU expatriates. Keeping expats in a deliberately–induced state...
5 Nov at 6 PM 2018

British and Irish buying up Spanish property

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 –...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Chinese international expo to feature expat lifestyle documentary

The daily life of expats living and working in Guangdong is to be featured in a video. The Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, as its name suggests, is intended to promote worldwide commercial cooperation as well as cultural exchange. Given China’s new-found popularity with expat entrepreneurs, professionals and English teachers, it’s no surprise the expo will feature a micro-documentary showing the daily lives of expats in the mega-city. Entitled ‘Guangdong’s Expats: A Day in the Life’, it’s...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Disenfranchised Brit expats come closer to getting vote

A Welsh MP's private members’ bill aimed at ending the hated 15-year disenfranchisement rule has moved one small step closer to becoming law. The Overseas Electors Bill, brought forward by MP Glyn Davies and supported by famous nonagenarian British expat Harry Shindler, has been passed for a second reading by the British House of Commons. Parliamentarians approved the financing of the bill, but also stated there are serious concerns about the cost of adding some five million voters to Britain’s electoral roll. The 15-year...