Category: ExPat

Could No Trade Deal with the EU be Good News?

18 Aug 2017
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Leaving the EU without a trade deal won’t be British economy’s doomsday, according to the free market think tank Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). The research centre published a report, concluding that the UK should focus on reaching unilateral free trade agreements with its major trading partners such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New […]

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Theresa May is in Danger

10 Jul 2017
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There is speculation that Theresa May’s position is in danger with many Tory MPs asking for her resignation. Finding herself in a difficult situation, May is now asking the Labour party’s help in order to create policies for a post-Brexit Britain. On Tuesday, she will attempt to emphasise that her “commitment to change Britain is […]

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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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