Category: ExPat

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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Brexit Will Not Be Smooth But the Door is Still Open

06 Apr 2017
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All hopes for smooth and effortless negotiations over Brexit were abandoned yesterday when the European parliament (EP) voted a resolution in support of the original guidelines drafted by the leaders of EU27. According to the MEPs the UK is first to make steps towards having clearer position over the rights of the 3 million EU […]

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Thousands of Jobs in London City Under Threat after Brexit

05 Apr 2017
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Theresa May is stepping back on immigration, Farage is accusing the EU of being “gangsters” Manfred Weber, the German head of European People’s Party (EPP), dropped the news like another hot potato. He said that all the euro-denominated businesses should move from London to EU cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris or Frankfurt. The conservative leader […]

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MPs Report Calls for Better Assessment on the “No Deal” Future

04 Apr 2017
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The Exiting the European Union committee has come across its first challenge when it had to take a united position over the government’s strategy on The Brexit negotiations. A report, prepared as a recommendation to force the Government to offer better assessments on the “no deal” future, had split the EU Committee for the first […]

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UK’s Citizens Overseas: And Now What?

03 Apr 2017
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Gibraltar Apple of Discord Only a few days after the start of the negotiations between the EU and the UK, the first stumbling block has already appeared. And that is Gibraltar. In the draft guidelines for the Brexit talks, the EU stated that all decisions affecting Gibraltar would have to be agreed by the Spanish […]

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Lloyd’s of London is Shifting Business to Brussels

30 Mar 2017
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While UK politicians are fighting for a future without EU patronage, Lloyd’s of London, the insurance giant has decided to move its major European hub from London to Brussels. The 320-year-old company announced its decision early this morning, stating that the EU capital has been chosen in competition with another six European cities. Lloyd’s chairman, […]

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