Expat The Netherlands News
Latest 10 news items tagged The Netherlands
24 May at 6 PM 2019
Dozens of expatriates living in the popular Andalusia region’s towns and villages are queuing up to register as candidates in upcoming local elections.
The current election year is expected to be the most diverse in decades, with expats from the UK, Scandinavia and a good number of other northern European states now included on local political party lists. Local elections in Spain are vital, with almost 50 per cent of Andalusia’s coastal resorts comprising sizeable expat communities. Apart from the EU MEP elections, local polls...
22 May at 6 PM 2019
Expats living in France are afraid their EU election postal votes won’t be counted.
Due to the political instability all too common nowadays, interest in the EU MEP election amongst expats living overseas has received a boost, but many now fear their postal votes won’t count. The problem seems to have been due to a bad choice of postal service by councils looking to save money on the UK Royal Mail’s costs. BBC coverage of the issue uncovered that voting papers were being sent by the Adare postal service to British expats in...
16 May at 6 PM 2019
Around 60,000 EU nationals living and working in the Netherlands
have registered to vote in the May 23 EU elections, but a good number didn’t know they needed to sign up and have lost the chance.
One issue which has always annoyed European expats living in the Netherlands
is that, in general, politicians don’t seem to even acknowledge they exist. Long-stayers with their own businesses who intend to make the country their forever home are committed to being active in engaging in Dutch
society are now wondering whether they’ve...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019
As the Sri Lanka death toll continues to rise, the number of expatriates who died in the terror attack is becoming clearer.
The majority of victims killed or injured in the devastating Easter Sunday terrorist attack were Sri Lankan members of the country’s Christian minority, but it’s now becoming clear at least 31 expatriates lost their lives. Information is slow in coming out as the Sri Lankan authorities have blocked the use of social media in order to prevent the possibility of revenge attacks on local Muslim communities. The...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2019
Three determined expats living and working in Saigon are to attempt a charity relay run between Vietnam’s Saigon city and Lao Cai in just 36 hours.
On April 22, Brits Grant Bowdery and Rob West along with Marieke Dekkers from the Netherlands
will attempt a non-stop relay run along the Red River’s banks between their base in Saigon and 300km distant Lao Cai. The 300km run is estimated to take 36 hours, requiring an average of around seven minutes per kilometre, with the runners changing places every one to two hours.
The aim of...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2019
British expats and the British economy aren’t the only sectors expected to suffer due to Brexit.
The upcoming disaster known as Brexit won’t just wreck the British economy and several million expats’ lives as it will also hit on the economies of a good number of the remaining EU member states. According to a report from Standard and Poor, the Netherlands
, Ireland and Luxembourg will be worst hit, with Cyprus also extremely susceptible to the effects of new rules on the export of a variety of services and goods to the UK.
27 Mar at 6 PM 2019
As the global expat community soars, it’s inevitable that costs of living will rise, even in the most economical destinations.
Not everyone who leaves the home country for a future overseas has a generous salary plus perks or a gold-plated pension, with many of the world’s best-loved retirement destinations also some of the least expensive as regards costs of living and housing. It should be borne in mind that pensions paid in home country currency might be affected by the ups and downs of the currency exchange marketplace, but...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019
In spite of the strong possibility of bad Brexit news, expats living and working in Eindhoven are looking forward to the Netherlands’ annual Happiness Week.
Started in Eindhoven in 2014, the city’s Happiness Week soon morphed into a seven-day long event for the entire country, and is due to take place this year from the 16th of March to the 24th. Offerings include a multitude of events including experiences, seminars, lectures, theatre performances and parties, with the entire week’s presentations hopefully able to take the...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Many EU member states have now passed, or have stated their intention to do so, new laws ensuring the post –Brexit rights of UK expats.
The no-deal Brexit packages of rights on offer vary state to state, with some covering the majority of needs and others sticking to the bare minimum and charging for special permits. Malta’s no-deal resident permit tops the list for generosity, as it gives those resident on the island on 29 March a full 10 year status and allows workers open access to jobs as well as permitting students to...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Spanish police are investigating an expat couple alleged to have murdered a number of lonely expatriate pensioners.
An Andalusia-based German man and his German-Cuban wife have been arrested in connection with a number of unsolved deaths of elderly pensioners. During the arrest, a disabled Dutch
pensioner and an elderly German man were discovered immobile in their beds, showing evidence of malnutrition and drugging using tranquilisers. The victims were attached to nasogastric feeding tubes, thus keeping them just alive.