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Expatriates Want More from Their Employers

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, December 30, 2013

In the century since Ernest Hemingway and others romanticized expatriate life in Paris, the globally mobile population has grown dramatically along with increased global business. Family stress, cultural differences, increased… Read more…

France: Who Knows What That Siren Was For?

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, December 27, 2013

Perhaps a siren broke the Christmas Day silence in France. Perhaps you wondered what it was for? Or did you shrug and think the emergency services were testing/made a mistake/on… Read more…

10 Best Places to Retire in America

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

There are many factors to consider when retiring not least cost of living, property prices, healthcare availability, the age of the population, climate and crime rates. Every month there is… Read more…

A Tattoo is for Life not for Christmas… But maybe not at all in France

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, December 23, 2013

David Dimbleby, the veteran British broadcaster, wouldn’t be able to get his recent tattoo done in France if legislators there have their way. From 1 January, 2014, the majority of… Read more…

New French Language Policing: #willitcatchon

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, December 20, 2013

The Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France (the body that controls the use and misuse of the French language) has suggested that certain English words… Read more…

British Cockney Rhyme Could Help Diffuse Christmas Tension

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Over the holiday period many families will have visitors; it would be a saintly household that doesn’t have the occasional moment of stress. A polite code word to the home… Read more…

British Expats Returning to UK Face Stricter Benefits Rules

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The UK government released details this week of a new Habitual Residence Test to make it harder for migrants and expats returning to the UK to claim income-related benefits at… Read more…

Competition for New Swiss Anthem Opens Soon

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In August 2013, Switzerland decided it was time for a new anthem. The current tune, the Swiss Psalm, is a prayer – it replaced a previous anthem sung to the… Read more…

Top 10 Christmas Markets in Northern Europe

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, December 16, 2013

One of the delights of living in Europe is the freedom to move from one country to the next with relative ease; no time zone changes, the single currency yet… Read more…

French Postal Workers’ Strike Causes Back-log in Xmas Deliveries

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, December 13, 2013

A strike by La Poste workers on 12 December has resulted in a backlog of unsorted  post in France which could ultimately affect Christmas deliveries. The strike was backed by… Read more…

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