Category: Country Updates

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America’s visa war with the EU

First, citizens from five EU countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania) were prevented from entering the US without a visa. Now, the European Commission has voted to demand that Americans have a visa...

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Country Update: China Maternity benefits: Shanghai not playing by the rules The Telegraph have recently interviewed some female expats who felt cheated out of their maternity benefits in the Chinese city. The law states...

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Country Update: China The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year – welcoming the year of the goat  The horse has galloped away and now we welcome 2015 – the year of the goat. Or...

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Country Update: UK Good news for UK expats as new government bonds become available The UK’s National Savings and Investments are offering a new 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bond. This is good news for the savings...

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Tokyo and Singapore top the safe cities index What makes a city safe? According to an Economist Intelligence Unit report titled The Safe Cities Index 2015, Tokyo and Singapore are the safest cities in...