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UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens

UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens
According to a recently released report, would-be expats are planning their retirements in English-speaking countries rather than the former sun, sea and sand European hotspots. Up until now, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have been the destinations of choice for a huge number of Britons seeking to escape the worsening weather,...

If given the chance would you emigrate to Germany

If given the chance would you emigrate to Germany
With France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain and Cyprus still teetering on the brink and the former Soviet bloc countries seemingly cold and inhospitable, what about Germany? Survey after survey seems to indicate that more and more Brits would be happy to pack their bags and migrate to their favourite sunny spot elsewhere in Europe. At the...

European graduates may emigrate due to long wait for jobs

European graduates may emigrate due to long wait for jobs
Recently released survey results indicated that graduates for European universities can expect to wait for at least six months before finding a job. The survey noted that graduates are submitting at least 60 applications before being considered for a position, however well qualified they are. The issue is expected to also affect a high...

Study finds EU migrants get jobs more easily than nationals

Study finds EU migrants get jobs more easily than nationals
As part of the OECD’s recently published International Migrant Outlook, statistics relating migrant movements around the EU are suggesting that migrant workers are finding jobs more easily than nationals. The Paris-based think tank estimates that around one million Bulgarians are planning to emigrate once the EU Freedom of Movement laws...

Brit expat boom turns sour as 33 per cent head home

Brit expat boom turns sour as 33 per cent head home
Perhaps the miserable, freezing weather last winter was responsible for the recently-reported rise in visa applications, but living the expat dream has soured for over a third of migrants. A recent survey by an immigration and relocation specialist company has revealed that 33 per cent of British migrants heading for a new life return to...

Migrants at risk of European Health Insurance Card treatment refusal

Migrants at risk of European Health Insurance Card treatment refusal
As the financial noose tighten on public heath services across the European Union, would-be expats and even visitors are being warned their Health Insurance Card won’t guarantee treatment. Whether you’re an expat resident or a friend or family member visiting overseas in an EU member state, you risk being turned back at customs if you...

EU member states protest benefit tourism linked to free movement

EU member states protest benefit tourism linked to free movement
Four EU member states are requesting an EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministry discussion on the problems to their health and social services caused by migrants arriving for free health care and benefits. Austria, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK are expressing concern over the burden to their social assistance and health services caused...

Rock of Gibraltar to become latest haven for wealthy migrants

Rock of Gibraltar to become latest haven for wealthy migrants
A symbol of solidarity for centuries, the Mediterranean rock holding the tiny country of Gibraltar is set to become the next haven for wealthy would-be migrants .Once referred to by Winston Churchill as the ‘motherland penisula’, Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, boasts a robust economy amazingly resilient to the aftershocks of...

Switzerland to introduce controversial EU immigration caps for a year

Switzerland to introduce controversial EU immigration caps for a year
An announcement that the Swiss government will limit immigration numbers from a further 17 EU states for a year is causing controversy and criticism from Brussels. Switzerland, not an EU member itself, already limits migrant entry from eight eastern and central EU states and will put immigration caps in place for another 17 EU states for...

One third of Poles want to emigrate to find work

One third of Poles want to emigrate to find work
A study by a respected Polish institute has reveled that 33 per cent of Poles would prefer to emigrate to other European countries including the UK in order to find work. The study, released by Warsaw’s Homo Homini Institute, reveals that numbers wanting to emigrate have doubled over the past year, and are edging towards the 300,000...