Category: ExPat

UK’s Post Brexit Trade Partners

26 May 2017
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EU leaders have confirmed that no trade deal will be discussed with the UK, until an agreement on other critical issues has been reached. One of these issues is the so called “divorce bill”, which according to some experts might reach up €100bn. Despite that, this sum hasn’t been officially confirmed, although it has already […]

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EU Leaders Agree on Final Brexit Negotiation Guidelines

23 May 2017
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EU leaders have reached the final agreement on their Brexit proposal. The last version has confirmed the terms, that senior EU officials had already underlined several times – no trade deal until there is an agreement on other key issues. “All 27 of us today have confirmed the position we’re going to defend,” Michel Barnier, […]

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How to Get a Free Castle in Italy?

22 May 2017
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Do you want a castle in Italy? How about one for free? It might sound like April’s Fool joke but Italy’s State Property Agency (SPA) is not joking. The SPA, together with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, has decided to implement a programme to save over hundreds of historical buildings by giving them for free. […]

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DHS to Expand The Laptop Ban Over European Flights

18 May 2017
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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering to expand the ban on laptops, tablets and larger smartphones on-board flights coming in from Europe. Representatives from the DHS met with European officials on Wednesday to discuss the new restriction. The meeting was an initiative by European administrators who asked for clarification on the parameters. […]

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The UK Faces Professional Labour Shortage

09 May 2017
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UK companies are afraid that Brexit will increase the current shortage of skilled workers. A report from Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) stated that in the last 16 months, the suitable job candidates for various professions have rapidly decreased. The most in-demand sectors are in engineering, IT and nursing. “We have the lowest unemployment rate […]

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Brexit Still Divides the UK

27 Apr 2017
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Britons remain divided over Brexit as a new poll by YouGov shows. The survey, taken by 1, 590 people in the last two days, estimates that 45% of them think that voting for Brexit was a bad idea, but another 43% still support leaving the EU. However, this is the first time, since the referendum […]

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The USA and New Zealand Also With Visa Restrictions

19 Apr 2017
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Two more countries joined Australia in an effort to provide more opportunities for local workers by tightening the visa applications. Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict the visa program H-1B, used widely be tech companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google, while New Zealand’s immigration minister cooled off thousands of skilled workers by […]

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Theresa May Has a Cunning Plan

18 Apr 2017
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Theresa May pushed things forward once again in a surprising announcement this morning. She said that in the morning meeting of the cabinet it was decided that the UK General elections, scheduled for 7th of May 2020, will be held in a much shorter period of time. Much, much shorter. In just two months – […]

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Australia first: Strict Visa for Foreign Workers

18 Apr 2017
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A stricter visa regime for skilled workers now takes effect in Australia, said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He announced that from today (18th April) the so-called Visa 457 is no longer effective and will be substituted by a completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS). Following the example of Donald Trump’s policy “buy American, Hire American”, […]

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European Leaders Tet-a-Tet Brexit Meetings

07 Apr 2017
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Theresa May welcomed Donald Tusk on Downing Street 10 for a tet-a-tet meeting to discuss the hottest topic in the first round of the Brexit negotiations – Gibraltar. The meeting helped in decreasing the tension which had been risen over the week after the EU council stated that the Brexit deal will not apply to […]

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