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UK expats in Spain given hope by Spanish acting PM

After a meeting with Theresa May, the Spanish acting prime minister told British expats to keep calm and wait for […]

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Exclusive: Expats to get ‘vote for life’ as Tories announce plan to scrap 15-year limit

By Christopher Hope, chief political correspondent Millions of expatriates will be given a “vote for life” in elections in a […]

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Financial fitness for UAE expats

In the second instalment of the three-part series, we look at setting up financial goals and investment strategies In the […]

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Expats rank Austria as best country for healthcare

Expats have ranked Austria as one of the best countries in Europe to live in according to a global survey […]

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September events of interest for expats in Istanbul

The arrival of fall has not slowed down expat-related events in Istanbul with plenty to do around the city from […]

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Spain lures Middle East expats

More number of Middle East’s European expats are opting for multi stop summer holidays with Spain topping the list of […]

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Why more expats plan to buy a flat in Dubai

Dubai has been a predominantly tenant market, but times are changing, according to property experts Dubai: Given the transient nature […]

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Japanese expats being priced out of Shanghai

SHANGHAI — The Japanese community here is shrinking. As a result, apartment owners who used to rent homes to Japanese […]

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Safety and income attract expatriates to Dubai

Dubbai offers a balance when it comes to personal and financial security, expats say Dubai residents with whom Gulf News […]

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SESS: When Self-Employed Expats Pay Taxes Twice

The IRS’s double whammy that for some is unavoidable By MICHELE CHABIN for the Wall Street Journal When Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki, […]

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British expats express doubts and confidence

Theresa May, to be crowned Britain’s prime minster today Britain is all set for a major reshuffle of its top […]

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‘Don’t just stick to expat groups if you really want to enjoy living in Holland’

Haseeba Saban, 45, is a British national who lives in Rotterdam and works as a freelance marketing consultant. Her children […]

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Paris plans to swipe London’s finance jobs post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government pledged on Wednesday to make its tax regime for expatriates the most favorable in […]

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Does it really cost more to be an expat?

Legitimate expenses, or keeping up with the Joneses? By Louise Redvers for bbc.com If you’re an expat in Hong Kong, […]

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48th Kékszalag – Europe’s Biggest Sailing Competition At Lake Balaton

The 48th Kékszalag (Blue Ribbon) Erste World Grand Prix, the biggest regatta in Europe, will be held on July 14 […]

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5 Reasons Why the UAE is a Top Expat Destination

Our beloved UAE was recently voted as the third best place for Britons to move to… Following recent research into […]

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Costing The Price Of Living Overseas For Expat Workers

Expats thinking about a new assignment can access key cost of living information about more than 200 global cities to […]

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Advising the new breed of expat client

Article by Mike Leeson, head of distribution development, Old Mutual International Old Mutual International’s Mike Leeson and Mimi Pienaar discuss […]

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Expat in the city

Londoner Peter Claridge on living as an expat in Chennai, falling in love with the city, and his book on […]

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Parenting as an expat

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom It […]

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New Rules On How To Split Assets On Divorce For Expats

Countries across Europe are working to end the complicated mish-mash of costly and conflicting divorce and inheritance laws affecting cross-border […]

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Another tea party for expats in Beijing

Expats working and living in Beijing had a chance to experience China’s tea culture on Sunday during the annual tea […]

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The Diplomatic Dispatch -A message for British expats in Sweden

A message for British expats in Sweden The British Ambassador to Sweden blogs on The Local The people of the […]

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UK Property Tax Piling Up For Expats

Property tax changes can undermine financial planning for British expats who have moved but still own a home in the […]

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Police investigate fraudsters demanding ‘visa cash’ from expats

Dutch police are investigating two cases of expats who say they were conned into sending cash to fraudsters posing as […]

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Indian minister pledges help to expats

RIYADH: Shahid Manzoor, labor minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has assured expatriate workers in the Kingdom that […]

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How Brexit Will Affect British Expats in the UAE

Soon will be one of the biggest votes in British history, as the country questions whether to stay in or […]

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US Expats: Get the Facts Ahead Of The FBAR Deadline

With just a few days to go until the Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) deadline, you’ll want to make sure […]

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Embassy promises regular updates to Hungarian expats in UK

The Hungarian Embassy in London will keep Hungarian citizens living in the UK continuously updated about the latest developments resulting […]

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Budapest: Under my skin

The city of baths is bursting with thermal springs, writes Sophie Barclay for NZ Herald   Sitting in the heart of […]

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Annual ‘All American Independence Day Picnic’, Budapest, 3 July

  Annual All American Independence Day Picnic at Rombusz, near Kalvin Tér – Sunday, 3 July 2-6PM (new location this […]

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Expatwomen: How to Work From Home Successfully

How to Work From Home Successfully Before you conjure images of working in your pj’s on your couch at home, […]

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Healthcare For Expats In Russia

Life in Russia is undoubtedly a unique experience for most expats. Russia is a distinctive country with a history strongly […]

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Expats Will Vote To Stay In EU

A large majority of expats are set to vote in favour of staying in the EU in the upcoming referendum, […]

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Budapest Is Europe’s 3rd Cheapest City For A Weekend Break

According to a British survey that calculated the costs of a weekend break, the Hungarian capital is one of the […]

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Eat out in Vietnam

Street food in Vietnam When you think of street food, you’re probably thinking of food on a stick or in […]

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Air Canada launches Toronto-Budapest route

Air Canada Rougeʼs flight from Toronto-Pearson arrived to Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Saturday morning, further extending the carrier’s […]

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Xpat Nightlife Guide, June 2016

This June is packed with a wide variety of concerts, parties and happenings at various clubs, bars, and venues in […]

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Dubai property prices finally hit rock bottom!

Property prices in the glass and steel desert city of Dubai are set to bounce back after years of decline. […]

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Budapest Airport: one in a million already!

BUDAPEST, Hungary – More than one million passengers traveled through Budapest Airport last month, making it the busiest May on […]

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Hungary’s Longest Narrow-Gauge Forest Railway Opens In The Börzsöny Hills

Hungary’s longest, 22-kilometre narrow-gauge forest railway has reopened in the hills north of the capital Budapest after almost a quarter-centurey […]

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GlobalCapital Issue Focuses On Hungary

GlobalCapital, a news service for players on international capital markets, has published an issue focusing on Hungary. The special report […]

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US Expats: Remember June Tax Deadlines

June is a very important time of year for US expats. Your expatriate tax return is officially due this month, […]

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Dubai Trains Expats On Law And Rights

An institute designed to educate expat employees in the emirate of the country’s laws and informing them of their rights […]

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New Zealand Desperate For IT Specialists

It has recently been announced in New Zealand that migration is the only way to bridge the current skills gap […]

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Budapest hosts 37th National Wine Contest

Budapest is hosting the 37th National Wine Contest today and tomorrow, during which approximately 500 wines will compete for top […]

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US – Hungary Business Council: Hungary Good Place To Invest

American investors think the environment for doing business in Hungary is good, the chairman of the American-Hungarian Business Council said […]

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Expats’ Love-Affair With China Over?

According to a study by UniGroup Relocation, a global moving company, reported in Global Times, twice as many expats have […]

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UAE: Workers Must Vacate Within 30 Days

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has told employees living in accommodation provided by their employers to vacate […]

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Hungarian treasure gains reputation among gourmands

The furry Mangalitsa pig can resemble an oversized sheep. Its numbers dwindled to around 200 by the 1990s. NEW YORK […]

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Hungarian tourism sector drastically short-staffed ahead of high season

Foreign workers, students, unqualified family help may be in service at Hungary’s summer leisure facilities this year to cope with […]

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Budapest: best places for a home and a holiday in Hungary’s capital

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, its biggest city and home to about 17% of the population. It measures 525 […]

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UK Ambassador To Hungary Says Main Goal To Intensify Business Ties

Iain Lindsay, Britain’s ambassador to Hungary, told public television late on Tuesday that bilateral business relations should be boosted. Ties […]

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Invitation: United Way Hungary’s Charity River Cruise Event, 20 May

The team at United Way Hungary’s invite Xpats to join their summer charity River Cruise Event on Friday May 20th, […]

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A Design Lover’s Guide to Budapest, Hungary

The central European city offers a wealth of historic architecture mixed with modern decor With its straight-out-of-a-storybook scenery—innumerable palatial buildings, […]

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Business Set-Up in Dubai

We often get asked about how to set up or open a business in Dubai at our events or on […]

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6+1 Budapest events ideal for international business networking

Many international associations support the global economy in Hungary with professional English-speaking business events and regular get-togethers of Budapest-based expats. […]

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‘Greek Days’, In The Central Market Hall Budapest, 10 – 12 May

The next country in our National Days series is Greece. Get acquainted with the beauty of Greek nature and its […]

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Xpat Review: Enjoying Horseracing In Budapest

In France there are around 12,000 horse races a year, the UK averages around 10,000, and in Scandinavia ‘harness racing’ […]

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Introducing Hungary’s St. Donat Winery

Csopak is one of the world-class terroirs of Lake Balaton where the diversity of soils, climate and timeless viticulture create […]

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Boscolo Budapest welcomes new GM, celebrates 10th anniversary

Boscolo Budapest welcomed its new General Manager, Oliver Hutten, of Boscolo Budapest & Boscolo Residence as the company celebrated its […]

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16 Tips to Boost Your Career

We’ve come up with some easy habits to adopt that will help you get ahead.  Everyone wants to succeed in […]

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ANDRÁS BACSÓ WINS WINEMAKER OF WINEMAKERS AWARD

Tokaj Oremus’ estate manager András Bacsó has been voted the Winemaker of Winemakers in 2016. The award was presented for the […]

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Gourmet Festival 2016, Budapest, 12 – 15 May

The best of everything! – OTP Bank Gourmet Festival awaits all foodies with the usual high quality selection of masterpieces […]

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China Builds Foreign Talent Database

China is to build a database of overseas talent as part of a digital platform to match foreign experts with […]

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Vegetarian for a day

How about giving up meat for a day? Stop and think. Can you imagine life without occasionally biting into a […]

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What Does “Home” Mean For You?

Sometimes the expatriate lifestyle leaves us struggling to find a place that truly feels like home… It’s an aspect of […]

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Brexit would leave two million British expats in legal limbo say peers

A British bar in Benalmadena, Spain. Expatriates across Europe would see many of their rights thrown into doubt in the […]

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Souvenir From Singapore: See the Sights in 48 Hours

Do you have a layover in Singapore in your journey? Here’s how you can make the best of Singapore in […]

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8 Rules for Becoming Debt Free by Age 30

It may sound impossible, but if you adopt these life-changing habits you could be debt free by the age of […]

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European Youth Olympic Festival 2017, Gyor

It was a memorable event when our city took over the flag from Tbilisi last summer, as Győr is the […]

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Stogram interview with Zsofi Tolgyessy Life & Marketing Coach

Life is too short not to enjoy it, right?  Nowadays, more and more people are making BIG changes in their […]

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Buying a boat: how to ensure plain sailing, not a shipwreck

It needed to be fast and it needed to be glossy white – but apart from that, I couldn’t have […]

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New Zealand Continues To Attract Britons

New Zealand has voted, following a national referendum, to keep its current flag, which features the British Union Jack alongside […]

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World’s Best Places For Retirement Property

International Living magazine’s Annual Global Retirement Index has identified the most-affordable places to buy or rent property abroad in retirement […]

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Is Dubai a good place to bring up children?

article by Annabel Kantaria for telegraph.co.uk Is Dubai a good place to bring up children? Ah yes, the million-dollar question. I’m sure […]

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Panama Papers leak will have negative impact on expat banking options

The law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City is at the centre of an international scandal  The law firm Mossack […]

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Reasons Why Everyone Should Live Abroad at Least Once

Moving overseas and adopting expatriate life is rewarding on so many levels and in many different ways.  Whether it’s for […]

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Ask the experts: can I move my pensions to Canada?

Our reader in Toronto’s Sipp provider said he couldn’t take it to Canada Q: I’m a 60-year-old British and Canadian citizen, […]

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We Quit Our Jobs To Travel The World: From Being Broke Backpackers To Luxury Travelers

In 2013, we quit our jobs to travel the world and unexpectedly met each other in Luang Prabang, Laos. Here’s […]

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STOGRAM PRESENTS: SPORT AND RECREATION

After a short break we spent on a study tour in new shores and bays in the sports industry we […]

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The Benefits Of International Experience

International experience is key to unlocking innovation in the workplace, a new study argues. The ‘World of Experience’ report reveals that almost […]

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Masterpieces of Budapest on Show in Luxembourg Museum, Paris

Some of the greatest masterpieces from Hungarian museums are getting their first showing in Paris at the Luxembourg Museum. A […]

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What did we keep? Turkish delights: Hungary under Ottoman occupation

For many Hungarians the 150-year Turkish occupation is considered as a rather dark chapter of their history. And not without […]

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No travel cover, trapped in California

Article by Teresa Hunter fo telegraph.co.uk A British woman was trapped for six weeks in the United States because her misunderstanding […]

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Expats: Get Independent Financial Advice

Many expats may not be confident making their own financial decisions, especially as there are important residence and tax factors […]

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Hungary’s fifth Michelin star awarded to Costes Downtown

Hungarian restaurant Costes Downtown, located in the luxury Prestige Hotel in Budapest, has been awarded the fifth Michelin star in […]

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“I LOVE WORKING WITH HUNGARIANS”: JAMIE OLIVER ON HIS NEW BUDAPEST RESTAURANT AND PASSION FOR HUNGARIAN FOOD

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is opening a brand-new, Italian-themed restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest this year. Over the […]

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International Women’s Day

What is International Women’s Day? It’s a day that women around the world acknowledge in celebration of working women and […]

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UK tax hikes affecting expat property owners: is it too late to act?

Looking to invest in UK property? Be careful not to get stung by tax increases from next month Two tax […]

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Revealed: the world’s most dangerous cities for expats

Armed police officers provide cover for shoppers fleeing gunmen during the terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, […]

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2nd Hungarian Film Week

Date: 1 March 2016, Tuesday 19:00 – 6 March 2016, Sunday 22:00 What Hungarian movies were made last year? Let’s see the repertoire! Organized by the Hungarian Film […]

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5. International Textile Arts Triennial – BUDAPEST

Organised by the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Foundation for Textile Arts and the Gallery of Szombathely and supported […]

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Fascinated by The Gardens of Singapore Bay

Gardens By The Bay Singapore We were lucky enough to get to visit Singapore’s latest tourist attraction Gardens By The […]

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Top 5 Pastries to Try in Budapest

Hungary may be best-known for some of its savory contributions to the culinary scene, from chicken paprikash to goulash, but […]

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This Baker Makes Gorgeous Embroidery-Inspired Cookies

We’ve never met a cookie we didn’t want to eat. But if there was ever going to be one that fit into […]

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STREETS AND CITIES PRESERVE THE NAME OF KOSSUTH IN US

The spiritual leader of the 1848/1849 Hungarian War of Independence convinced masses to side with the Hungarian case during his […]

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Navigating your journey

Expat wealth management can present many opportunities, but also some unique considerations. No matter where you are on your life […]

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Choice Hotels Europe signs strategic agreement to enter hotel sector in Austria and Hungary and expand further in Germany

article by Theodore Koumelis for traveldailynews.com The hotels, which are all rated 3 star or 3 star premium, are located in […]

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Experienced expats

Expat life suits you. You’ve settled in. Made new friends. And adapted to a different culture. You’re making the most […]

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English Comedy Night, Brody Studios, 9 March

Give your laughing gear a workout with a healthy dose of English humour courtesy of our host Nigel Williams and […]

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Budapest Liszt Academy Recognised As European Heritage Label Site

The Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music has been selected to be recognised as a European Heritage Label site this […]

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Iberia to relaunch Budapest-Madrid flights this summer

Spanish airline Iberia is scheduled to relaunch its direct flights between Budapest and Madrid as of June, operating three flights […]

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HUNGARY: 10 things you didn’t know about Freddie

Pioneer by Hungarian vocalist, Freddie has been selected to represent Hungary at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. Freddie? Freddie who, you’re […]

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Lost in Translation

When you first become an expat it can be a little daunting. It can be even more daunting if you […]

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I built a business out of being an expat in Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes moved to Denmark in search of adventure, and experienced the highs and lows of relocation In 2008 I […]

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Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the word exclusively applies to white […]

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International schools: educating citizens of the world

Children don’t have to return to Britain to be schooled. There is an international option, says Nick Morrison International schools […]

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Experts in expatting

The Capital with the Eye of an Expat Article by Mary Murphy for BudapestTimes Life is full of contradictions. For every […]

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HUNGARIAN PASSPORT AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL

Hungary has ranked tenth on the 2016 Henley & Partners Global Visa Restrictions Index, which provides insight into the number […]

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The First BalatonBor (BalatonWine) will arrive in 2016

The Balaton Kör has presented the BalatonBor label, the joint label of the first Hungarian Regional wine. Winemakers of the […]

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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016

The eighth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is set for March 2016, and we’ve got the low-down on all of […]

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BUDAPEST, TOKAJ AND NYITRA – A PIECE OF HUNGARY IN AMERICA

In the late 1880s an American businessman, called Ralph L. Spencer, dreamed of Haralson county, Georgia, producing fine wines, but […]

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Working in a multicultural office: tips on smoothing the path

People from 28 different countries, including the UK, work at InterNations by Elizabeth Roberts for telegraph.co.uk Working in a busy […]

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Does expat life really make you healthier, wealthier and happier?

article by Elizabeth Roberts for telegraph.co.uk It’s official: living overseas is good for your health, wealth and happiness. Or at […]

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Eat, Write, Love

What do we usually think of when we hear the words ’Hungarian cuisine’? Hot golden soups, spicy stews, and paprika […]

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Budapest to host OTP Bank Gourmet Festival

Hungary’s OTP Bank will be sponsoring this yearʼs Gourmet Festival to be held at Budapest’s Millenáris Park from May 12-15, […]

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Russian Avant-Garde Exhibition, Budapest National Gallery

Forty outstanding works of Russian avant-garde art from the 1910s and 1920s will be on show in Budapest until May […]

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Coming Up: Beer, Burger, BBQ Festival Millenáris, 15 – 17 April

Beer, Burger, BBQ… three words that combine perfectly for a family-and-friends weekend. With this alliteration we introduce all the flavours, […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual day that celebrates the social, economic and political developments of women! Here’s how […]

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Rare masterpiece by Italian maestro Giotto copy emerges from Transylvanian church ruins

The fragments found deep in the Romanian region are part of a 14th-century fresco reproduction of Giotto’s “Navicella” mosaic that […]

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Seeking more investment from Korea-Hungary offers favorable conditions

Hungary offers favorable conditions By Rachel Lee for koreatimes.co.kr Direct flights between Hungary and Korea would pave the way for further […]

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Hungary’s Lake Balaton May See World’s Largest Water Park

A 110 acre indoor water park could be built beside Hungary’s Lake Balaton in the Transdunuian region in the west […]

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THE 13. SOUTH AMERICAN HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE JAMBOREE “BROKE THE STAGE-BOARDS” IN URUGUAY

The Hungarian saying about the stages and taking to the boards goes: “a világot jelentő deszkák”, referring to the wooden […]

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STOGRAM PRESENTS: THE 1,000 YEAR-OLD BENEDICTINE ABBEY AT PANNONHALMA AND ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS

Stogram’s favourite wines come from Pannonhalma, the smallest wine region in Hungary with the longest wine-making tradition. Grapes have been grown on […]

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23RD INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND INNOVATION FORUM IN VISEGRÁD WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

According to globoport.hu, the professional seminar organized for the 23rd time this year – formerly known as the main energetic […]

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BUDAPEST’S FRANCOPHONE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY

Several cultural events, film screenings and discussions on topical issues such as migration will be organised at the Francophone Festival […]

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Stogram presents: Everyone’s Going Coco for Coconuts!

Stogram’s favourite fruit in February was the coconut. Let’s see what else can this fruit bring us if not only […]

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Ask the Experts: Why won’t my wife’s UK bank let me add my name to her account?

Relocating from Australia to Scotland can be tricky if banking regulations trip you up Q. Both my wife and I […]

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BKK Basics: a guide to Budapest’s public transportation system

The quickest and easiest way to get around Hungary’s capital is by taking any of the many public transportation vehicles […]

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Thyssenkrupp builds new auto-parts plant in Hungary

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — German industrial group Thyssenkrupp is investing 100 million euros ($110 million) to build a new engine and […]

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Five things to do in Vienna, the world’s most liveable city

The Austrian capital officially offers the highest quality of life on the planet. Even if you don’t live there, here’s […]

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Qatar: Budgeting 101

Most of us become expats for various reasons, but two of the most common are to experience a different culture […]

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THE FIRST CHEESE-BAR OF THE WORLD OPENED IN BUDAPEST

“Say Cheese to cheese” is the motto of the first cheese-bar of Budapest. To explain it; in Hungarian language “cheese” […]

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TOKAJ GUIDE 2016 OUT NOW

While 2016’s first Tokaj-Hegyalja Market was buzzing around the Sárga Borház on 14th February, the upstairs room of the restaurant was packed […]

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City life: Budapest

Budapest’s city life is in focus of the March 2016 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) Grand architecture, centuries of tradition and […]

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Hungarian lookout tower offers a room with a view

Originally rising to 17 m (55 ft) the Lookout Tower at Galyatető has been extended in height to 30 m […]

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European cities enjoy high street revival

Europe’s most luxurious high streets recorded another year of robust rental growth in 2015, according to research from Cushman & […]

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Stogram presents: Cinnamon, spice of the month

12 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what cinnamon rolls are made of! At least […]

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BNP Paribas hosts Belgian comic strip exhibition

The Hungarian branch of BNP Paribas is hosting an exhibition that features a selection of original works from the Belgian […]

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Stogram presents: The Best-Value Boat Tour in the City

If you want to see the most romantic face of Budapest take a night cruise on the Danube Stogram presents: The […]

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Budapest Budget Plans Approved

The Budapest assembly passed the budget proposed by the municipality leadership. The budget plans for revenue of 228.86 billion forints […]

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VinCE Budapest: For Wine Lovers, Experts & Connoisseurs, 3 – 5 March

We have the 7th VinCE Budapest Wine Show this year; the biggest “wine event” of the region between March 3 […]

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HUF 9.2 BN TO BOOST NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN HUNGARY

Budapest, February 19 (MTI) – Over nine billion forints is planned to be spent by 2021 on boosting the reputation […]

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Hungarian arts and culture exhibition opens in Abu Dhabi

A three week celebration of Hungarian arts and culture has opened in the heart of Abu Dhabi at Al Bateen. […]

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8 Unusual Hungarian Gastro Festivals

2016 is ‘The Year of Gastro Adventures’ in Hungary, and throughout the country many special events will offer visitors the […]

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Expats in Vietnam: How to Deal with Floods and Heavy Rain

Vietnam has a a tropical, monsoon climate, and so you should be prepared for heavy rainfall and possible flooding when […]

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A bike ride on the wild side

Into deepest, darkest Józsefváros, and back out again, unscathed article by Alex Stemp for budapesttimes.com My aim is not to add to […]

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InterContinental Budapest – First Green Globe Certified hotel in Hungary

The InterContinental Budapest has always been a pioneer in the Hungarian hotelier market in terms of its green commitment. In […]

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The Budapest-Moscow special relationship

With the exception of oil and gas, nuclear energy, defense procurement, pharmaceuticals, construction, vehicles and railways, Budapest is firm on […]

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Hungary, guest of honor at Taipei Book Exhibition

A Strong Focus on Children’s Books at Taipei Fair The Taipei International Book Exhibition has always been known for its […]

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World Press Photo of the Year 2015 Goes to Warren Richardson, Budapest

An image by Budapest-based Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. […]

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Wedding Pop-Up Bazaar, Brody Studios Budapest, 20 February

Kick off the weekend with a pre-wedding rendezvous at Brody Studios… Whether you’re an excited first timer looking for inspiration, […]

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St Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner, Marriott Hotel Budapest, 19 March

The IHBC are delighted to announce that due to growing popularity, the St. Patricks Day Gala Dinner 2016 moves to […]

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Bread-making for Beginners

It’s hard to imagine anything more mouth-watering than the smell of warm, freshly baked bread. You have to be really […]

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Bocuse d’Or Europe SELECTION EUROPE in Budapest

SELECTION EUROPE 2016 10 |11 May 2016 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – SIRHA BUDAPEST   Twenty chefs from all parts of Europe […]

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WAS THE IMMORTAL SWEETHEART OF BEETHOVEN HUNGARIAN?

When Beethoven died, love letters were found without recipients. For a long time it was believed that the composer wrote […]

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Travelling? Here’s What to Eat & What to Avoid

Are you travelling to somewhere nice this summer holiday? If you are, be sure to read our guide on food […]

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Beer and other matters of distinction

If I needed affirmation that I’d picked the best district in which to live in Budapest (something I’ve long since […]

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CEO floating on air after win

Budapest Airport Chief Executive Officer Jost Lammers has received the “Expat CEO of the Year 2016” award at a gala […]

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Pound’s fall to spark a rush of moving money home from abroad: here’s how to do it

Choosing the wrong option for currency exchange can be costly. We explain rules around protection and highlight how to avoid […]

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25th BUDAPEST BOAT SHOW

After last year’s success of Budapest Boat Show, the greatest Hungarian boat exhibition in 2016 we again, present you the most […]

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Expat problems: household help

The problems of expat life can make a woman tear her hair out. article by Rosie Milne for telegraph.co.uk Did you […]

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Becoming an expat: can your relationship take the strain?

While some Brits emigrate to France for work, many decide to make the leap into a new culture to live […]

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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN PIGSTICKING

In former times people were obliged to find a way to profit from the cold weather since they didn’t have […]

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Why US Expats are Obsessed with Health Care

US expats — in fact all who live in the US — are obsessed with health care. At least, that’s […]

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Hungary new buyer of Iran’s oil

TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (MNA) – Oil minister’s international deputy has said negotiations with Hungary to have the country as new […]

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Family time by Stogram: Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

A place where regardless of age, everyone finds something entertaining! In Budapest Zoo (Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert) you can see […]

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Ask the Experts: why can’t we do what we want with our pension pot?

Perplexed by the new rules on cashing in pensions, and facing difficulties from a company that won’t let him do […]

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