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  1. Articles: Europe
    Foreign citizens living and working in France could be asked to pay for their own health care for their first two years in the country under plans being drawn up by one of this year’s Presidential candidates. French people should get priority when it comes to benefits and health, according to...
  2. Articles: Americas
    Official immigration websites in Canada, Australia and New Zealand experienced a spike in users from the United States when it became clear that Donald Trump would be the next American President. It is thought that it was the result of a huge number of Americans not pleased at the prospect of...
  3. Articles: Europe
    Hundreds of thousands of British expats in the European Union are now wondering about their future after the UK voted to leave the political and economic community. Many had been angry that they were not allowed to vote in a referendum that will now prove to be historic as voting rules in the...
  4. Articles: Europe
    British expats around the world are being reminded that if they have been away for less than 15 years they are eligible to vote in the UK's European Union referendum which could be held as soon as this summer. Expats, especially those living in Europe, but also those further afield in Australia...
  5. Articles: Europe
    Non-European Union expats will not be given the right to vote in France in local elections despite it being a pledge given by President Francois Hollande during his election campaign. It was a highly controversial proposal, with supporters saying that people who have lived many years in the...
  6. Articles: Americas
    More than a million Canadian expats will not be able to vote in the country’s general election next month after a court overturned a challenge that would have allowed them to do so. A legal challenge by two expats who had lived in the United States meant that the 1.4 million Canadian citizens...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I have read articles stating that if Junts pel Si "wins" in Cataluña, that they will begin the secession process. My question is, what is "winning?" Simply getting the most votes compared to the other parties? Or does "winning" mean a majority, as in over 50%? Catalan independence: Catalan...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I am still trying to understand politics in Spain. Lets say the election results are... PP 23%, PSOE 22%, Podemos 21%, Ciudadanos 15% (which is the latest poll I found, rounded). How likely is it that the parties that did not get a plurality (in this case, PSOE, Podemos and Ciudadanos) form a...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Well, we did wander off the point there a bit didn't we? But it got the ball rolling and here is something else over which to to chew the Iberian cud. If we are making comparisons between UK Town Halls and Spanish ones, and why not, we live here, should we seek to improve them? The Spanish ones...
  10. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Democrats Abroad, the official organization of the DNC outside the USA, is holding election watches in 108 countries around the world for Americans on Nov. 4-5, 2008. Go to Frontpage | Democrats Abroad to see the line up. We are having a big one all night in Rome at Termini Train Station to...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello fellow US expats! Just wanted to check in and see if you are all registered to vote in the upcoming US presidential election. Registration deadlines and deadlines for ordering absentee ballots are coming up, so if you have any questions or need help making arrangements, please let me know...
  12. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hello everyone - If you are American, living in Thailand and want to vote for President (or know someone fitting that description) - please email me at amibiswasmd"at"gmail-dot-com for instructions on getting an absentee ballot. Completely free, no charge, you will not be put on any mailing...
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