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Explaining the legal reasoning behind the anti Brexit Amsterdam court case

When news of the anti-Brexit court case taking place in Amsterdam broke, details were sketchy and may have seemed somewhat confusing. The profound consequences of a positive judgement following a referral of the case to the European Court of Justice need to be fully understood, according to Jolyon Maugham QC, the British barrister who is... Expats Blog -

Spanish NHS nurse and family leaving the UK due to racial abuse

A Spanish nurse whoâ??s worked in the NHS for 15 years is uprooting her family and moving back to Spain after having been the victim of post-Brexit referendum racial abuse. Alaya de la Ignesia, a Norfolk-based nurse working in the NHS, is relocating to her home country with he family after facing â??unchallengedâ??, continual racial... Expats Blog -

British expats rushing to become citizens of France

Figures from Franceâ??s ministry of the Interior have confirmed rumours of a huge increase in applications for citizenship from UK expats. The French governmental departmentâ??s figures of around 3,173 British expats whoâ??ve applied to become French citizens donâ??t come as a surprise, as the anecdotal evidence has been around for a good... Expats Blog -

Spain beats out USA as second most visited world country

Spainâ??s popularity as a destination both for tourism and expat life looks set to continue. Always a popular destination for both holidaymakers and expats, Spain is now officially the worldâ??s second most visited country, beaten only by France and overtaking the USA. During 2017, an astonishing 82 million visitors arrived in the... Expats Blog -

British expats in Spain approve Farage second referendum call

The anti-Brexit campaign group Bremain in Spain is supportive of Nigel Farageâ??s call for a second Brexit referendum. Bremain in Spain are in partnership with European Movement and Britain for Europe, and are fully in support of a second referendum based on the facts in an outline of a possible deal. Chair of Bremain in Spain Sue Wilson... Expats Blog -

Husband of missing British mother arrested for boiler room fraud

Paul Muldoon is to be extradited to face boiler room fraud charges after being detained by police using a European Arrest Warrant. The abusive husband of missing British mother Rebecca Muldoon is to be extradited to the UK under a European Arrest Warrant for running a boiler room investment scam which defrauded British pensioners. Before... Expats Blog -

UAE blocks Skype then blocks Skype petition website

As if losing access to Skype over the holiday season wasnâ??t enough, the UAE government is now blocking the website set up to protest the ban. Skype is perennially popular for expats and citizens wanting to stay in touch with friends and family across the world, especially during Christmas and the New Year celebrations. A wave of anger... Expats Blog -

Dutch court judgement may determine the rights of 1.2 million UK expats in Europe

A court case brought by five UK nationals to a court in the Netherlands could mean citizenship rights for 1.2 million British expats. The aim of the court case is to persuade the Dutch judge to apply for clarification of UK expatsâ?? citizenship rights to the European Court of Justice. Should the judge agree this course of action and ECJ... Expats Blog -

Fake degree scammers back in UAE business with a new twist

A Pakistani online purveyor of fake university degrees is now back in business with a new scam. Axact, a Pakistani fake degree company boss whose tentacles reached all over the world and made millions from selling degrees from non-existent universities is now back in business. Boss of the Karachi-based software firm Shoaib Shaikh was... Expats Blog -

Expats in Kuwait admire police but avoid police stations

In their dealings with expats, Kuwaiti police are suspected of having two faces â?? one positive and the other bordering on the negative. Expats living and working in Kuwait have nothing but praise for their local police, usually for their positive reactions to problems occurring outside the confines of their local station. However, the... Expats Blog -

Kuwatization ramps up as government prepares to terminate expat jobs

Expats working in a number of Kuwaiti government sectors are to be sacked in order to provide jobs for locals. In accordance with a Kuwait government plan to fully Kuwaitise government jobs by 2022, foreigners working in the IT, information, development, public relations, admin and statistics, admin support, arts and marine sectors will... Expats Blog -

Cala Romantica fraud victims get their money back in court

Spanish bank Sabadell Solbank has been ordered to reimburse damages of hundreds of thousands to expats who lost out over a failed off-plan real estate development. The scam began in 2006, when the Cala Romantica development was launched as an off-plan opportunity due to be completed by 2008. Construction had stalled long before the... Expats Blog -

Expats to benefit from changes in Federation of European FAs

FEIFA now has a new associate membership sector developed to meet the needs of the European expat community. FEIFAâ??s new sector is aimed at professional advisors who arenâ??t IFAs but who are working with global employees with a cross-border lifestyle which complicates their financial affairs and needs. Included are expats from overseas... Expats Blog -

Expats at risk from Dubai immigration scam

A new scam targeting expat workers is doing the rounds in Dubai, with a good number of already losing money. Posing as Dubai immigration officers, the scammers are calling expats and telling them thereâ??s a pending residency case against them which can only be resolved in their favour if a fine of between Dh 1,000 and Dh 4,000 is paid... Expats Blog -

Expats account for a quarter of all Portuguese property purchases

Portugal is as popular as ever with expats, whoâ??ve accounted for 25 per cent of 2017 property purchases. Foreign buyers are becoming even more active in Portugalâ??s property market, with data showing a 30 per cent increase in 2017 sales over the same period in 2016. Some 152,000 homes found buyers from France, Brazil, the UK and China,... Expats Blog -

Qatar to go to international arbitration to stop blockade

The Gulf State of Qatar is to seek international arbitration as a means to end the blockade. Spokesperson for Qatarâ??s Foreign Ministry Lulwar al Khatar told reporters Wednesday the emirate is seeking international arbitration in order to its diplomatic blockade by Egypt and three of its neighbours in the Gulf. Qatarâ??s move came after... Expats Blog -

Search stepped up for missing British expat in Marbella

Following an appeal launched earlier this week by English language expat newspaper Olive Press, the search for missing mother of two Rebecca Muldoon has been ramped up by Spanish police. Emergency 112 are now operating from a base on Camino del Pinar and are coordinating the search for the missing woman. Coverage of Rebeccaâ??s... Expats Blog -

Expats in UK worried about Brexit effect on their finances

As speculation on the effects of a hard Brexit racks up, expats living and working in the UK are dissatisfied at best and fearful at worst. As a result of the ongoing uncertainty, the UK has dropped like a stone in the recent InterNations Expat Insider survey, managing only 54th place out of the 65 countries in the study. Significant... Expats Blog -

UAE VAT introduction worries expats and Emiratis alike

Expats and Emiratis alike are concerned about the effect VAT will have on their living expenses. The introduction of VAT across the UAE and its effect on consumer prices is worrying residents in the emirates, according to a recent survey. Some 44 per cent of respondents fear they may not be able to afford to live in the same style after... Expats Blog -

International mobility threatened by worldwide instability and tightening visa laws

A recent report is showing a strong decline in the numbers of Britons being sent overseas by their employers. The Brexit effect may well be the cause of a decline in the number of Britons being sent on secondment or assignment to worldwide destinations, according to a recent report. Just two years ago, 13 per cent of all overseas... Expats Blog -

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