Expat News Tagged 'European Union (EU)'

Research Says UK Treasury Benefits From Immigration

Research Says UK Treasury Benefits From Immigration

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 11 November, 2014

A study has found that recent European migrants to the UK have higher labor market participation rates than natives, and that new arrivals since 2000 provided a net fiscal benefit to the country of GBP20bn (USD32bn) in taxes between 2001 and 2011. Read full story »

Tags: tax | United Kingdom | revenue statistics | European Union (EU) | Expats | Working Abroad | Europe | Work | Working Abroad | Working Abroad

 

Germany Urges Restraint From UK On Immigration Response

Germany Urges Restraint From UK On Immigration Response

By Edouard Berthier, for ExpatBriefing.com, 05 November, 2014

The German Government's spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, has told a recent press briefing that Germany shares the UK's interest in tackling immigration issues in Europe but remains committed to upholding the principle of freedom of movement. Read full story »

Tags: court | United Kingdom | Germany | European Union (EU) | Expats | Immigration | Working Abroad | Welfare | Europe | Work | Working Abroad | Lifestyle | Immigration | Lifestyle | Working Abroad

 

Georgia Closer To EU Visa Liberalization

Georgia Closer To EU Visa Liberalization

By Edouard Berthier, for ExpatBriefing.com, 03 November, 2014

The European Commission has agreed that Georgia has met the initial requirements for dialogue on visa-free travel within the EU, with new laws in the areas of document security, asylum, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering, as well as other measures. Read full story »

Tags: European Commission | law | agreements | Georgia | European Union (EU) | Expats | Visas and Passports | Europe

 

Surge In Migration To UK

Surge In Migration To UK

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 01 September, 2014

The UK's Office for National Statistics has said that net long-term migration to the UK came to around 243,000 for the year ending March 2014, up from 175,000 in the previous twelve months, and that there was a significant increase in the number of arrivals from elsewhere in the European Union. Read full story »

Tags: United Kingdom | European Union (EU) | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | Europe | Work | Working Abroad | Immigration | Working Abroad

 

Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com, 17 July, 2014

The European Free Trade Association and the European Union have incorporated 26 EU legal acts into the European Economic Area Agreement, including measures relating to cross-border healthcare, the Connecting Europe Facility, and the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Read full story »

Tags: Citizenship | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | Switzerland | European Union (EU) | Expats | Healthcare | Welfare | Europe | Healthcare

 

Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com, 16 July, 2014

Analysis from The Prudential shows that retired Britons living in the Euro zone have seen their state pension income rise by nearly ten percent over the past year, for the most part due to an increasingly strong British Pound. Read full story »

Tags: Finance | United Kingdom | currency | European Union (EU) | Expats | Pensions | Personal Finance | Europe | Pensions

 

Europe's Top Court Rules Against German Immigration Test

Europe's Top Court Rules Against German Immigration Test

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com, 15 July, 2014

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of a German resident of Turkish descent who challenged the German Government's decision to disallow his spouse from joining him in Germany because she had failed Germany's language proficiency immigration test. Read full story »

Tags: court | Germany | European Union (EU) | Expats | Visas and Passports | Welfare | Europe

 

Ukraine To Cut Tax On Medical Supplies

Ukraine To Cut Tax On Medical Supplies

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial, 21 April, 2014

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has appealed to parliament to immediately approve a bill to reduce tax rates for medicines and medical products, as well as the approval of a visa-free regime with the European Union. Read full story »

Tags: tax | tax rates | standards | European Union (EU) | Ukraine | Expats | Travel | Visas and Passports | Europe | Tax

 

EU Parliament Passes Portable Pensions Law

EU Parliament Passes Portable Pensions Law

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial, 18 April, 2014

The European Parliament has passed a draft law that will allow workers who have been part of a supplementary pension scheme for at least three years to maintain their entitlement if they move to another EU member state. Read full story »

Tags: European Commission | European Union (EU) | Expats | Pensions | Europe | Pensions

 

European Union Opens Schengen Zone To Moldovans

European Union Opens Schengen Zone To Moldovans

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial, 11 April, 2014

A European Commission official has hailed a deal that allows Moldovans to travel in the Schengen zone for short visits without a visa as "an excellent example for other countries of the region." Read full story »

Tags: European Commission | Moldova | European Union (EU) | Expats | Visas and Passports | Europe

 

 




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