Articles tagged as "Brexit"

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Deal or No Deal: Key Brexit Date Next Week

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Britain’s withdrawal from the EU hangs in the balance as MPs must vote in Parliament next Tuesday. (Credit: The European Journal)

Anyone who is watching Brexit news closely, or has a vested interest in the negotiation’s outcomes, will know that after next week’s parliamentary debates and subsequent vote, the true manifestation of Britain’s European exit (or not) will become a great deal clearer

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Author: 05/12/2018 [0] Comments 

Spanish cities among the most sustainable in the world

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London, Stockholm and Edinburgh top the list of the world’s most sustainable cities, with Madrid and Barcelona also featuring in the top 30.

According to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index published this week by Arcadis, a global design and management consultancy firm, the two largest cities in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, both feature in the top 30

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Author: 23/11/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain is the preferred relocation destination for banks amid Brexit uncertainty

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Before long, more and more banks will up and leave the UK and seek refuge in continental Europe due to Brexit.

As Brexit looms over the United Kingdom like a dark and threatening cloud and no black-and-white trade deals have been brokered to come into effect from the so-called “Brexit Day”, international banks currently headquartered in Britain are on the move to mainland Europe

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Author: 22/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Home ownership: a state of mind?

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Home ownership is unforeseeable for a large proportion of Europeans, according to a recent study.

According to the seventh edition of ING´s home and mortgage survey, 30% of all Europeans cannot see themselves ever buying a house
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Author: 28/09/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain is home to 37% of British EU expats, data shows

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

Choosing to up sticks and move to another country is rarely an undertaking made lightly, but the European Union’s (EU) relaxed regulations for citizens of its member states have meant that in recent decades it has become far less daunting to move to another country within the EU…

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Author: 02/05/2018 [0] Comments 

Number of Spaniards living in UK rises 10% in one year

More than 12,000 Spaniards moved to the UK in 2017, swelling the number of Spanish citizens in the country to 128,000.

More than 12,000 Spaniards moved to the UK in 2017, swelling the number of Spanish citizens in the country to 128,000.

Brexit, what Brexit? One of the chief fears from the UK’s decision to leave the EU was that the country would become a far less attractive place for people to move to. And while net immigration has indeed fallen since that June 2016 vote (in large parts due to improved economic conditions in other EU countries, such as Portugal, Hungary, Spain and Poland), thousands of EU citizens are still exercising their right to free movement by settling in the UK…

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Author: 22/03/2018 [0] Comments 

61,000+ Spanish properties sold to foreign buyers in 2017

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Foreign buyers accounted for 13.1% of Spanish property purchases in 2017, equating to more than 61,000 homes.

A report published on Monday by Spain’s Property Registrars confirms that during Q4 of last year, foreign purchasers accounted for 13.6% of Spanish property transactions – representing the highest percentage recorded for the last eight consecutive quarters – while for 2017 as a whole, the figure stood at 13.1%, equating to slightly more than 61,000 homes…

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Author: 23/02/2018 [0] Comments 

UK government vows once more to lift expat voting restrictions, but will words ring hollow?

Officials at Whitehall have now stated that they will end the 15-year rule for British expats... but the question is: when?

Officials at Whitehall have now stated that they will end the 15-year rule for British expats… but the question is: when?

As thorny issues go, few are thornier than the topic of voting rights for long-term British expats.

The current law states that British citizens who have lived away from the UK for 15 years or more do not have a vote in general elections or national referendums. This peculiar failing of democracy has been a political hot potato for many years…

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Author: 16/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Theresa May’s Christmas gift to British expats in EU: your rights are guaranteed

British Prime Minister Theresa May's open letter should reassure Brit expats living in the EU that their future is secure.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s open letter should reassure Brit expats living in the EU that their future is secure.

While it seems that the Brexit wrangles between the UK and EU have made barely any progress, a recent Open Letter published by the British Prime Minister and addressed to UK citizens living in other EU countries has revealed that a deal has been reached regarding the rights of expats…

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Author: 28/12/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish expats in UK contribute £802 million to British economy

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

The enduring love affair between Spain and the UK – the occasional Gibraltar-themed spats aside – should serve as a reminder to those who wish to paint a picture of a divided Europe that even countries as ‘different’ as Britain and Spain share a great deal of love, respect and admiration for one another…

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Author: 03/11/2017 [0] Comments 
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