EXPLAINED: How to get Austrian citizenship or stay permanently in Austria
Austria

EXPLAINED: How to get Austrian citizenship or stay permanently in Austria

Austrian citizenship is known to be among the most difficult in the world to get, while residency involves lots of paperwork. Here’s what you need to know.

Living in Austria: Five things that are actually cheap
Austria

Living in Austria: Five things that are actually cheap

Italy’s building bonus: Can you really claim back the cost of renovating property?
Italy

Italy’s building bonus: Can you really claim back the cost of renovating property?

What’s the difference between permanent residency and citizenship in Austria?
Austria

What’s the difference between permanent residency and citizenship in Austria?

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit

EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland

Ten tips for finding an apartment in Austria
Austria

Ten tips for finding an apartment in Austria

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?
Switzerland

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

11 maps that help you understand Austria today

11 maps that help you understand Austria today

How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa in 2021?
Spain

How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa in 2021?

UPDATED: Who can travel to Switzerland right now?
Switzerland

UPDATED: Who can travel to Switzerland right now?

Everything you need to know about taking the train in France
France

Everything you need to know about taking the train in France

Buying property versus renting in Switzerland: What is actually cheaper?
Switzerland

Buying property versus renting in Switzerland: What is actually cheaper?

Property in Spain: What I wish I’d known before buying a rural retreat to renovate
Spain

Property in Spain: What I wish I’d known before buying a rural retreat to renovate

Working in Austria: Ten German words you need to know when looking for a job
Austria

Working in Austria: Ten German words you need to know when looking for a job

Eight expert tips for ensuring your Spanish citizenship application is successful
Spain

Eight expert tips for ensuring your Spanish citizenship application is successful

Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?
Switzerland

Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?

11 Austrian life hacks that will make you feel like a local
Austria

11 Austrian life hacks that will make you feel like a local

Switzerland’s strangest taxes – and what happens if you don’t pay them
Switzerland

Switzerland’s strangest taxes – and what happens if you don’t pay them

Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today
Switzerland

Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today

REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton
Switzerland

REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton

The quirky habits you can’t help picking up when living in Spain
Spain

The quirky habits you can’t help picking up when living in Spain

1-2-3 Ticket: Austria’s nationwide unlimited rail pass available from October
Austria

1-2-3 Ticket: Austria’s nationwide unlimited rail pass available from October

Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?
Switzerland

Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?

Revealed: The Swiss canton with the best tax rates for families
Switzerland

Revealed: The Swiss canton with the best tax rates for families

Seven common mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Austria
Austria

Seven common mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Austria

An essential guide to Swiss work permits
Switzerland

An essential guide to Swiss work permits

Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?

How to open a bank account in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to open a bank account in Switzerland

French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local

French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local

What are the top jobs for international residents in Austria?
Austria

What are the top jobs for international residents in Austria?

MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich

MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich

What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?
Italy

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian

Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian

Six ways you might be annoying your neighbours (and not realising it) in Austria
Austria

Six ways you might be annoying your neighbours (and not realising it) in Austria

EXPLAINED: How does the Swiss pension system work – and how much will I receive?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How does the Swiss pension system work – and how much will I receive?

EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?
Switzerland

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?

Top ten tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland
Switzerland

Top ten tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland

Do I need planning permission in Spain and how do I apply for it?
Spain

Do I need planning permission in Spain and how do I apply for it?

Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch

Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch

Driving in Spain: The 13 things that could land you in trouble with the law this summer
Spain

Driving in Spain: The 13 things that could land you in trouble with the law this summer

Operación Salida: Everything you need to know about driving during Spain’s worst travel period of the summer
Spain

Operación Salida: Everything you need to know about driving during Spain’s worst travel period of the summer

Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?

An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland
Switzerland

An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland

Tell us: Have you had problems receiving The Local France’s daily newsletter?
France

Tell us: Have you had problems receiving The Local France’s daily newsletter?

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works
Switzerland

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works

The best places to live in Austria that are not Vienna
Austria

The best places to live in Austria that are not Vienna

How to prevent a burglary at your home in Spain
Spain

How to prevent a burglary at your home in Spain

How much does it cost to raise a child in Switzerland?
Switzerland

How much does it cost to raise a child in Switzerland?

What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?

Ten pieces of Austrian slang you’ll never learn in class
Austria

Ten pieces of Austrian slang you’ll never learn in class

The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know
Switzerland

The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

Spanish bank accounts: Why you shouldn’t leave them inactive for too long
Spain

Spanish bank accounts: Why you shouldn’t leave them inactive for too long

What you need to know if you are in a road traffic accident in Spain
Spain

What you need to know if you are in a road traffic accident in Spain

Why Tuesday 13th is unlucky in Spain and the Spanish superstitions to beware of
Spain

Why Tuesday 13th is unlucky in Spain and the Spanish superstitions to beware of

Eight weird and wonderful Austrian place names

Eight weird and wonderful Austrian place names

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?
Switzerland

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?

EXPLAINED: How to pay less Spanish IBI property tax
Spain

EXPLAINED: How to pay less Spanish IBI property tax

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?

1-2-3 Ticket: Everything you need to know about Austria’s nationwide rail pass
Austria

1-2-3 Ticket: Everything you need to know about Austria’s nationwide rail pass

How do foreigners feel about living in Austria?
Austria

How do foreigners feel about living in Austria?

Austrian clichés: How true are these ten stereotypes?
Austria

Austrian clichés: How true are these ten stereotypes?

Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?
Switzerland

Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?

Which Italian verb tenses are the most useful?
Italy

Which Italian verb tenses are the most useful?

Nine mistakes everyone makes when they first move to Austria
Austria

Nine mistakes everyone makes when they first move to Austria

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in July 2021
Spain

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in July 2021

‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?
Switzerland

‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?

Everything you need to know about paying tax in Austria
Austria

Everything you need to know about paying tax in Austria

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Austria’s favourite holiday destinations?
Austria

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Austria’s favourite holiday destinations?

UPDATED: These are the Italian towns offering houses for one euro
Italy

UPDATED: These are the Italian towns offering houses for one euro

Beat the queues: 19 bits of Italian bureaucracy you can do online
Italy

Beat the queues: 19 bits of Italian bureaucracy you can do online

What is Austria’s e-card? Everything you need to know
Austria

What is Austria’s e-card? Everything you need to know

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?

‘You’d stay here voluntarily’: Inside Austria’s ‘luxury’ Leoben prison
Austria

‘You’d stay here voluntarily’: Inside Austria’s ‘luxury’ Leoben prison

Everything you need to know about finding a job in Austria
Austria

Everything you need to know about finding a job in Austria

How can I apply for dual citizenship in Austria?
Austria

How can I apply for dual citizenship in Austria?

EXPLAINED: How to pay Austria’s TV and radio tax, or (legally) avoid it
Austria

EXPLAINED: How to pay Austria’s TV and radio tax, or (legally) avoid it

EXPLAINED: Am I eligible for Austrian citizenship?
Austria

EXPLAINED: Am I eligible for Austrian citizenship?

MAPS: Which Swiss canton has the worst drivers?
Switzerland

MAPS: Which Swiss canton has the worst drivers?

EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland

Population shift: Where are people moving to when they leave Vienna?
Austria

Population shift: Where are people moving to when they leave Vienna?

Q&A: What Brits in Spain need to know about tax and residence after Brexit
Spain

Q&A: What Brits in Spain need to know about tax and residence after Brexit

The work culture in Norway foreigners should be aware of
Norway

The work culture in Norway foreigners should be aware of

EXPLAINED: How to apply for Austrian citizenship
Austria

EXPLAINED: How to apply for Austrian citizenship

Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?
Spain

Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a residency permit in Austria
Austria

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a residency permit in Austria

What makes Austrian citizenship so hard to get?
Austria

What makes Austrian citizenship so hard to get?

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Austria
Austria

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Austria

Bare necessities: The rules you need to know in Spain for taking your clothes off
Spain

Bare necessities: The rules you need to know in Spain for taking your clothes off

What are kids allowed to do alone under Austrian law?
Austria

What are kids allowed to do alone under Austrian law?

What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in  your apartment in Spain
Spain

What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in your apartment in Spain

Austria’s Sonnwendfeuer: What is it and why is it celebrated?
Austria

Austria’s Sonnwendfeuer: What is it and why is it celebrated?

Housing in Austria: Where are prices steady – and where are they on the rise?
Austria

Housing in Austria: Where are prices steady – and where are they on the rise?

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?
Switzerland

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021
Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021

What does a ‘gestor’ do in Spain and why you’ll need one
Spain

What does a ‘gestor’ do in Spain and why you’ll need one

Familienbeihilfe: What you need to know about Austria’s child support benefits
Austria

Familienbeihilfe: What you need to know about Austria’s child support benefits

Why is cash so important to Austrians?
Austria

Why is cash so important to Austrians?

What changes about life in Italy in June 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in June 2021?

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in June 2021
Spain

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in June 2021

EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland

The hidden costs of buying a home in Austria
Austria

The hidden costs of buying a home in Austria

The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish
Spain

The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish

The strange things Spanish parents do raising their children
Spain

The strange things Spanish parents do raising their children

Buying a car in Spain in 2021: Five crucial points to consider
Spain

Buying a car in Spain in 2021: Five crucial points to consider

EXPLAINED: The new rules for entering Austria
Austria

EXPLAINED: The new rules for entering Austria

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss
Switzerland

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss

Would you pass an Austrian citizenship test?
Austria

Would you pass an Austrian citizenship test?

Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain
Spain

Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain

What’s the process for buying a property in Spain?
Spain

What’s the process for buying a property in Spain?

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online Cl@ve system
Spain

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online [email protected] system

EXPLAINED: What are your chances of getting a job in Switzerland from abroad?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are your chances of getting a job in Switzerland from abroad?

What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?

Quarantine, curfew and weddings: What rules will Italy relax next?
Italy

Quarantine, curfew and weddings: What rules will Italy relax next?

Why do so few Austrians own their home?
Austria

Why do so few Austrians own their home?

How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?
Switzerland

How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland
Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland

What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Austria?
Austria

What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Austria?

What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Switzerland?
Switzerland

What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Switzerland?

When will tourism in Austria open up again?
Austria

When will tourism in Austria open up again?

What you need to know about opening a bank account in Austria
Austria

What you need to know about opening a bank account in Austria

Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland
Switzerland

Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland

The key step-by-step guide for importing a car into Spain
Spain

The key step-by-step guide for importing a car into Spain

Everything you need to know about preparing your CV in Austria
Austria

Everything you need to know about preparing your CV in Austria

Eleven ways your socialising habits change when you live in Spain
Spain

Eleven ways your socialising habits change when you live in Spain

Spain’s new tax hikes: Six key changes that affect you
Spain

Spain’s new tax hikes: Six key changes that affect you

BREXIT: How Britons can access Spain’s public healthcare if they’re not pensioners or working
Spain

BREXIT: How Britons can access Spain’s public healthcare if they’re not pensioners or working

What you need to know before having a barbecue in Spain
Spain

What you need to know before having a barbecue in Spain

Readers reveal: The best smartphone apps for life in Spain
Spain

Readers reveal: The best smartphone apps for life in Spain

Life in Spain: What’s cheaper and more expensive in 2021?
Spain

Life in Spain: What’s cheaper and more expensive in 2021?

Tenant or landlord: Who pays which costs in Spain?
Spain

Tenant or landlord: Who pays which costs in Spain?

Self-employed in Spain: What you should know about being ‘autónomo’
Spain

Self-employed in Spain: What you should know about being ‘autónomo’

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in May 2021
Spain

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in May 2021

EXPLAINED: The visas Americans need to live and work in Spain 
Spain

EXPLAINED: The visas Americans need to live and work in Spain 

Seven habits you will never be able to truly master like a Spaniard
Spain

Seven habits you will never be able to truly master like a Spaniard

The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)
Spain

The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)

Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship
Switzerland

Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship

The essential guide to opening a bank account in Italy
Italy

The essential guide to opening a bank account in Italy

Why you should negotiate lower rent in Spain in 2021 (and how to do it)
Spain

Why you should negotiate lower rent in Spain in 2021 (and how to do it)

Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st
Switzerland

Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st

Brexit: Do I really have to give up my British passport to become Spanish?
Spain

Brexit: Do I really have to give up my British passport to become Spanish?

How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?
Switzerland

How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?

UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?
Spain

UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?

Where are Switzerland’s best and worst train stations?
Switzerland

Where are Switzerland’s best and worst train stations?

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward
Spain

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

Importing a car in Austria: What’s the process for EU and non-EU vehicles?
Austria

Importing a car in Austria: What’s the process for EU and non-EU vehicles?

The 20 maps that will help you understand Spain
Spain

The 20 maps that will help you understand Spain

Which Austrian state has the cheapest rent based on your salary?
Austria

Which Austrian state has the cheapest rent based on your salary?

Ten weird Austrian laws foreigners need to know about

Ten weird Austrian laws foreigners need to know about

Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland
Switzerland

Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland

The words you need to know before renting a flat in Austria
Austria

The words you need to know before renting a flat in Austria

MAP: Where in Spain do all the Americans live?
Spain

MAP: Where in Spain do all the Americans live?

Seven things to know before moving to Spain’s Andalusia
Spain

Seven things to know before moving to Spain’s Andalusia

How to post packages between Austria and the UK post-Brexit

How to post packages between Austria and the UK post-Brexit

Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain
Spain

Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain

Five things that will surprise you about living in Switzerland
Switzerland

Five things that will surprise you about living in Switzerland

Buying a property in Spain: What to do and what to avoid
Spain

Buying a property in Spain: What to do and what to avoid

Spanish mortgages: Ten things foreigners should know before getting one
Spain

Spanish mortgages: Ten things foreigners should know before getting one

How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted Vienna’s property market?
Austria

How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted Vienna’s property market?

The building bonuses you could claim in Italy in 2021
Italy

The building bonuses you could claim in Italy in 2021

Everything that changes in Austria in April 2021
Austria

Everything that changes in Austria in April 2021

What changes about life in Italy in April 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in April 2021?

How much does it cost to become an Austrian citizen?
Austria

How much does it cost to become an Austrian citizen?

Doing business in Italy: The essential etiquette you need to know
Italy

Doing business in Italy: The essential etiquette you need to know

Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)
Switzerland

Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus measures?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus measures?

Reader question: Can you choose which Covid-19 vaccine to take in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Reader question: Can you choose which Covid-19 vaccine to take in Switzerland?

Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland
Switzerland

Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

What changes about life in Spain in April 2021
Spain

What changes about life in Spain in April 2021

Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?

How to celebrate Easter like an Austrian
Austria

How to celebrate Easter like an Austrian

Are Switzerland’s strict noise restrictions to blame for the surge in cash truck robberies?
Switzerland

Are Switzerland’s strict noise restrictions to blame for the surge in cash truck robberies?

What does Gründonnerstag mean in Austria?
Austria

What does Gründonnerstag mean in Austria?

Seven (legal) ways you can still have fun in lockdown in Vienna
Austria

Seven (legal) ways you can still have fun in lockdown in Vienna

Where is the cheapest place to buy property in Austria?
Austria

Where is the cheapest place to buy property in Austria?

Six things to expect when you move to the Austrian mountains
Austria

Six things to expect when you move to the Austrian mountains

EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?

The Italian properties ‘nobody’ wants to buy in 2021
Italy

The Italian properties ‘nobody’ wants to buy in 2021

Everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer in Austria
Austria

Everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer in Austria

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland
Switzerland

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland
Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

Parents’ reveal: These are the best and worst things about having children in Spain
Spain

Parents’ reveal: These are the best and worst things about having children in Spain

This is how much people earn in Switzerland
Switzerland

This is how much people earn in Switzerland

Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?
Switzerland

Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?

Everything you need to know about applying for Austrian citizenship
Austria

Everything you need to know about applying for Austrian citizenship

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works
Switzerland

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system
Switzerland

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system

The hidden costs of moving to Spain
Spain

The hidden costs of moving to Spain

Where have housing prices risen in Austria during the pandemic?
Austria

Where have housing prices risen in Austria during the pandemic?

The essential guide to going to the dentist in Spain
Spain

The essential guide to going to the dentist in Spain

EXPLAINED: What are the rules of Switzerland’s obligation to work from home?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are the rules of Switzerland’s obligation to work from home?

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?
Switzerland

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?
Switzerland

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

19 unforgettable photos from a year of lockdowns in Italy
Italy

19 unforgettable photos from a year of lockdowns in Italy

Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain
Spain

Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain

Finding work in Spain in Covid times: the most in-demand jobs
Spain

Finding work in Spain in Covid times: the most in-demand jobs

IN NUMBERS: How many people become Austrian each year – and where do they come from?
Austria

IN NUMBERS: How many people become Austrian each year – and where do they come from?

How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?
Switzerland

How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?

How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide
Switzerland

How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide

EXPLAINED: How foreigners in Spain can get grants for home improvements
Spain

EXPLAINED: How foreigners in Spain can get grants for home improvements

The numbers which illustrate Austria’s love of beer
Austria

The numbers which illustrate Austria’s love of beer

How living in Austria will change your lifestyle
Austria

How living in Austria will change your lifestyle

Can foreigners and cross-border workers get vaccinated against coronavirus in Austria?

Can foreigners and cross-border workers get vaccinated against coronavirus in Austria?

Is Austria’s vaccination strategy failing foreigners?
Austria

Is Austria’s vaccination strategy failing foreigners?

EXPLAINED: How to change over to a Swiss driver’s licence
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How to change over to a Swiss driver’s licence

Today in Italy: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
Italy

Today in Italy: A round-up of the latest news on Monday

EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?

Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about
Switzerland

Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about

Can foreigners get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can foreigners get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Switzerland?

Which Spanish bank accounts are free of charges?
Spain

Which Spanish bank accounts are free of charges?

Should you buy supplemental health insurance in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Should you buy supplemental health insurance in Switzerland?

What do teachers earn in Switzerland – and where do they earn the most?
Switzerland

What do teachers earn in Switzerland – and where do they earn the most?

Meldezettel: Everything you need to know about Austria’s compulsory address registration
Austria

Meldezettel: Everything you need to know about Austria’s compulsory address registration

Renting in Austria: Where is expensive – and where can you find a bargain?
Austria

Renting in Austria: Where is expensive – and where can you find a bargain?

The most common tax problems foreigners in Spain run into
Spain

The most common tax problems foreigners in Spain run into

What changes about life in Italy in March 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in March 2021?

Explained: Why Switzerland’s cantons are so powerful
Switzerland

Explained: Why Switzerland’s cantons are so powerful

Jobs in Switzerland: Foreigners ‘less likely to be hired than Swiss nationals’
Switzerland

Jobs in Switzerland: Foreigners ‘less likely to be hired than Swiss nationals’

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?

Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?
Spain

Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?

How to stay out of trouble when renovating your Italian property
Italy

How to stay out of trouble when renovating your Italian property

IN PICTURES: Inside Austria’s Europe-wide ‘night train of the future’
Austria

IN PICTURES: Inside Austria’s Europe-wide ‘night train of the future’

Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect
Switzerland

Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect

Self-employed in Spain: Seven ways to save money on your income tax return
Spain

Self-employed in Spain: Seven ways to save money on your income tax return

Property in Spain: The different ways to buy a home (and their pros and cons)
Spain

Property in Spain: The different ways to buy a home (and their pros and cons)

Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain
Spain

Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain

Weird habits you’ll pick up living in Austria
Austria

Weird habits you’ll pick up living in Austria

How to stop squatters from moving into your empty home in Spain
Spain

How to stop squatters from moving into your empty home in Spain

EXPLAINED: How choosing the right region in Spain can save you thousands in inheritance tax
Spain

EXPLAINED: How choosing the right region in Spain can save you thousands in inheritance tax

UPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020
Switzerland

UPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020

How much money do people earn in Austria – and which jobs are the best paid?
Austria

How much money do people earn in Austria – and which jobs are the best paid?

Why the Swiss are so spooked by using debt to prop up economy
Switzerland

Why the Swiss are so spooked by using debt to prop up economy

What you need to know about assisted suicide in Switzerland
Switzerland

What you need to know about assisted suicide in Switzerland

The best tours to take round Spain (without leaving home)
Spain

The best tours to take round Spain (without leaving home)

MAPS: Which canton is Switzerland’s fattest?
Switzerland

MAPS: Which canton is Switzerland’s fattest?

How to speak the Spanish language of love
Spain

How to speak the Spanish language of love

Eight things Austrians do that can make foreigners feel awkward
Austria

Eight things Austrians do that can make foreigners feel awkward

Being self-employed in Austria: What you need to know
Austria

Being self-employed in Austria: What you need to know

Meat, cheese or booze: What do the Swiss spend the most money on?
Switzerland

Meat, cheese or booze: What do the Swiss spend the most money on?

MAPS: Where do Switzerland’s heaviest drinkers and smokers live?
Switzerland

MAPS: Where do Switzerland’s heaviest drinkers and smokers live?

How many foreigners does Italy grant citizenship to?
Italy

How many foreigners does Italy grant citizenship to?

How much do workers in Switzerland earn – and which jobs are the best paid?
Switzerland

How much do workers in Switzerland earn – and which jobs are the best paid?

What changes this month in Spain?
Spain

What changes this month in Spain?

Austria: Just how good does your German have to be to gain residency and citizenship?
Austria

Austria: Just how good does your German have to be to gain residency and citizenship?

What changes about life in Italy in February 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in February 2021?

Q&A: How to pass Spain’s driving test and get a Spanish licence
Spain

Q&A: How to pass Spain’s driving test and get a Spanish licence

Why is Spain making it harder to evict squatters?
Spain

Why is Spain making it harder to evict squatters?

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain
Spain

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?
Italy

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?

EXPLAINED: How Britons can live and work in Spain after Brexit
Spain

EXPLAINED: How Britons can live and work in Spain after Brexit

How Britons in Austria can secure post-Brexit residency
Austria

How Britons in Austria can secure post-Brexit residency

Why some Brits in Austria are facing delays in post-Brexit residency applications
Austria

Why some Brits in Austria are facing delays in post-Brexit residency applications

BREXIT: What Britons need to know about visas for Spain
Spain

BREXIT: What Britons need to know about visas for Spain

365 Ticket: Everything you need to know about Vienna’s cheap annual metro pass
Austria

365 Ticket: Everything you need to know about Vienna’s cheap annual metro pass

The language you need to understand a Spanish property advert
Spain

The language you need to understand a Spanish property advert

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s quarantine rules
Switzerland

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s quarantine rules

What you need to know about taking a taxi in Paris
France

What you need to know about taking a taxi in Paris

How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid
Spain

How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid

Everything that changes in Spain in 2021
Spain

Everything that changes in Spain in 2021

How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in Spain after Brexit?
Spain

How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in Spain after Brexit?

What changes about life in Italy in 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in 2021?

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately
Italy

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

How not to buy a house in Italy: The top mistakes to avoid
Italy

How not to buy a house in Italy: The top mistakes to avoid

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021
Spain

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st
France

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st

Cost of living in Switzerland: How to save money if you live in Zurich
Switzerland

Cost of living in Switzerland: How to save money if you live in Zurich

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas
Spain

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries
Switzerland

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries

‘Foreigners rather than equals’: How Switzerland is failing immigrants
Switzerland

‘Foreigners rather than equals’: How Switzerland is failing immigrants

What you need to know about Dec 31st tax deadline for second-home owners in Spain
Spain

What you need to know about Dec 31st tax deadline for second-home owners in Spain

Moving to Spain: Seven things to know before choosing Catalonia
Spain

Moving to Spain: Seven things to know before choosing Catalonia

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions
Spain

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions

90-day rule: How long can British second-home owners stay in France after Brexit?
France

90-day rule: How long can British second-home owners stay in France after Brexit?

Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard
Spain

Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard

The new Spanish bank account fees you need to know about (and how to avoid them)
Spain

The new Spanish bank account fees you need to know about (and how to avoid them)

Ten English words that make you sound cool in Italian
Italy

Ten English words that make you sound cool in Italian

Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?
Spain

Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?

Property: There’s a bright side to being gazumped in Spain
Spain

Property: There’s a bright side to being gazumped in Spain

Ten maps that explain Italy’s north-south divide
Italy

Ten maps that explain Italy’s north-south divide

Tell us: What articles should The Local Norway concentrate on?
Norway

Tell us: What articles should The Local Norway concentrate on?

Ten things to expect when you move to Tuscany
Italy

Ten things to expect when you move to Tuscany

OPINION: The greatest challenge of moving to Spain was leaving friends and family behind
Spain

OPINION: The greatest challenge of moving to Spain was leaving friends and family behind

Everything you need to know about driving around roundabouts in Spain
Spain

Everything you need to know about driving around roundabouts in Spain

Brexit: How much money will Britons in Spain need to be legally resident?
Spain

Brexit: How much money will Britons in Spain need to be legally resident?

Eight great podcasts all about Spain
Spain

Eight great podcasts all about Spain

The hidden costs of opening a Spanish bank account
Spain

The hidden costs of opening a Spanish bank account

How Spain usually celebrates its National Day (and why not everyone is happy about it)
Spain

How Spain usually celebrates its National Day (and why not everyone is happy about it)

UPDATED: What you need to know about Spain’s new car subsidies scheme
Spain

UPDATED: What you need to know about Spain’s new car subsidies scheme

These are the days off you could be entitled to in Spain
Spain

These are the days off you could be entitled to in Spain

Why Spain is the only country in Europe where taxes are rising during the pandemic
Spain

Why Spain is the only country in Europe where taxes are rising during the pandemic

Tell us: What do you need from The Local Spain?
Spain

Tell us: What do you need from The Local Spain?

12 of the most useful Italian words you need to know
Italy

12 of the most useful Italian words you need to know

The 12 least touristy parts of France for a peaceful visit this summer
France

The 12 least touristy parts of France for a peaceful visit this summer

What changes in Spain in November 2020?
Spain

What changes in Spain in November 2020?

The real cost of buying a house in Italy as a foreigner
Italy

The real cost of buying a house in Italy as a foreigner

How to become Italian: A guide to getting citizenship
Italy

How to become Italian: A guide to getting citizenship

The laws foreigners in Spain are bound to break
Spain

The laws foreigners in Spain are bound to break

How to stay safe during this year’s hunting season in rural Spain
Spain

How to stay safe during this year’s hunting season in rural Spain

Five things you need to know about inheritance tax in Spain
Spain

Five things you need to know about inheritance tax in Spain

Everything that changes in August 2020 in Switzerland
Switzerland

Everything that changes in August 2020 in Switzerland

Switzerland: Can your employer prevent you from attending nightclubs or travelling abroad?
Switzerland

Switzerland: Can your employer prevent you from attending nightclubs or travelling abroad?

The parts of Italy where fewest tourists go
Italy

The parts of Italy where fewest tourists go

MAP: What countries can I currently travel to from Spain?
Spain

MAP: What countries can I currently travel to from Spain?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020
Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020

MAP: Where are the cheapest places to rent in Spain in 2020?
Spain

MAP: Where are the cheapest places to rent in Spain in 2020?

Five German words you’ll need to know this summer
Switzerland

Five German words you’ll need to know this summer

EXPLAINED: What’s Switzerland’s plan if there’s a second wave of coronavirus?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What’s Switzerland’s plan if there’s a second wave of coronavirus?

EXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland – and when?
Switzerland

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland – and when?

Travel in Switzerland: Five free (or cheap) things to do in Geneva
Switzerland

Travel in Switzerland: Five free (or cheap) things to do in Geneva

What impact will the new Swiss-German tax treaty have on cross-border workers?
Switzerland

What impact will the new Swiss-German tax treaty have on cross-border workers?

Why now is a good time to buy a car in Switzerland
Switzerland

Why now is a good time to buy a car in Switzerland

What changes about life in Spain under the ‘new normal’
Spain

What changes about life in Spain under the ‘new normal’

Are corona service charges at Spain’s bars and restaurants legal?
Spain

Are corona service charges at Spain’s bars and restaurants legal?

These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Switzerland
Switzerland

These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Switzerland

Q&A: How will Switzerland’s coronavirus tracing app work?
Switzerland

Q&A: How will Switzerland’s coronavirus tracing app work?

Swiss authorities issue rules on staying safe in large crowds
Switzerland

Swiss authorities issue rules on staying safe in large crowds

Switzerland officially ‘the world’s safest country’ for coronavirus
Switzerland

Switzerland officially ‘the world’s safest country’ for coronavirus

How coronavirus will change the way we move around Swiss cities
Switzerland

How coronavirus will change the way we move around Swiss cities

How the coronavirus epidemic will change Switzerland
Switzerland

How the coronavirus epidemic will change Switzerland

IN PICS: Madrid’s hauntingly quiet streets and dystopian queues of shoppers
Spain

IN PICS: Madrid’s hauntingly quiet streets and dystopian queues of shoppers

Spain lockdown: Top ten tips to survive (and thrive) during quarantine
Spain

Spain lockdown: Top ten tips to survive (and thrive) during quarantine

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spain’s new law to protect tenants from eviction
Spain

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spain’s new law to protect tenants from eviction

Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto
Spain

Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto

Why does Madrid have a plaza named after Margaret Thatcher?
Spain

Why does Madrid have a plaza named after Margaret Thatcher?

EXPLAINED: Why does Spain bury a sardine to mark the start of Lent?
Spain

EXPLAINED: Why does Spain bury a sardine to mark the start of Lent?

Fact check: How often do Stockholm’s metro escalators actually break down?
Sweden

Fact check: How often do Stockholm’s metro escalators actually break down?

What you need to know about Spain’s proposed euthanasia laws
Spain

What you need to know about Spain’s proposed euthanasia laws

Six romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Stockholm
Sweden

Six romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Stockholm

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement
Switzerland

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement

Why do people from this Spanish region live longer than all other Europeans?
Spain

Why do people from this Spanish region live longer than all other Europeans?

MAP: Where in Spain you are most likely to get caught speeding
Spain

MAP: Where in Spain you are most likely to get caught speeding

The most in-demand non-tech jobs in Spain in 2020
Spain

The most in-demand non-tech jobs in Spain in 2020

IN PICS: The 16 off-the-beaten-track towns you should visit to discover authentic Andalucia
Spain

IN PICS: The 16 off-the-beaten-track towns you should visit to discover authentic Andalucia

UPDATE: No, Brits in Spain don’t have to apply to exchange their driving licence before Brexit day
Spain

UPDATE: No, Brits in Spain don’t have to apply to exchange their driving licence before Brexit day

What is the one smartphone app you can’t avoid in Sweden?
Sweden

What is the one smartphone app you can’t avoid in Sweden?

MAP: The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2020
Spain

MAP: The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2020

How to save money on your Spanish electricity bill in 2020
Spain

How to save money on your Spanish electricity bill in 2020

Readers’ picks: 19 of your favourite articles about Italy from 2019
Italy

Readers’ picks: 19 of your favourite articles about Italy from 2019

QUIZ: Take the big France quiz of the year 2019
France

QUIZ: Take the big France quiz of the year 2019

How Germany is set to make it easier for non-EU skilled workers to enter the labour market
Germany

How Germany is set to make it easier for non-EU skilled workers to enter the labour market

Introducing Avlo: Spain’s new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service
Spain

Introducing Avlo: Spain’s new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service

Life in Italy: ‘How Little Britain helped me deal with Italian bureaucracy’
Italy

Life in Italy: ‘How Little Britain helped me deal with Italian bureaucracy’

EXPLAINED: How the strikes in France have hit transport on Thursday
France

EXPLAINED: How the strikes in France have hit transport on Thursday

What you need to know about the trojan virus planted in Spanish banking apps
Spain

What you need to know about the trojan virus planted in Spanish banking apps

Essential Spain: Six articles you need to read about living in Spain
Spain

Essential Spain: Six articles you need to read about living in Spain

These are the ‘best’ (and ‘worst’) hospitals in Spain
Spain

These are the ‘best’ (and ‘worst’) hospitals in Spain

Life in Italy: How to spend 24 hours living the Italian way
Italy

Life in Italy: How to spend 24 hours living the Italian way

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain
Spain

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain

The essential road signs you need to understand in Spain
Spain

The essential road signs you need to understand in Spain

Know your rights: Are you allowed to have a relationship with a colleague in Spain?
Spain

Know your rights: Are you allowed to have a relationship with a colleague in Spain?

Tell us: How do you find the standard of care in French hospitals?
France

Tell us: How do you find the standard of care in French hospitals?

Property in Spain: The six Spanish villages that cost less than a two-bedroom flat in Madrid or Barcelona
Spain

Property in Spain: The six Spanish villages that cost less than a two-bedroom flat in Madrid or Barcelona

What happened to Venice’s planned flood barriers?
Italy

What happened to Venice’s planned flood barriers?

‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know

‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know

Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider
Switzerland

Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider

Everything that’s changing about life in France in November 2019
France

Everything that’s changing about life in France in November 2019

These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to
France

These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to

The 11 maps that help explain Italy today
Italy

The 11 maps that help explain Italy today

Where in Spain you are most likely to get a speeding fine
Spain

Where in Spain you are most likely to get a speeding fine

Five things to know about renting out your holiday home in France
France

Five things to know about renting out your holiday home in France

Reverse culture shock – what surprises are in store when you leave France?
France

Reverse culture shock – what surprises are in store when you leave France?

ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?
France

ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?

Here’s what the Italian budget means for foreign residents
Italy

Here’s what the Italian budget means for foreign residents

Spain’s public holidays in 2020: Official list
Spain

Spain’s public holidays in 2020: Official list

Where in Spain you are most likely to have your car stolen
Spain

Where in Spain you are most likely to have your car stolen

Revealed: Madrid’s cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room
Spain

Revealed: Madrid’s cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room

Seven events you can’t miss in October 2019 in Germany
Germany

Seven events you can’t miss in October 2019 in Germany

Everything you need to know about the Swiss elections
Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the Swiss elections

The 10 Spanish lifestyle habits you should adopt immediately
Spain

The 10 Spanish lifestyle habits you should adopt immediately

Why are French police holding an historic ‘angry march’ in Paris?
France

Why are French police holding an historic ‘angry march’ in Paris?

This is what I learned after my car broke down in Spain
Spain

This is what I learned after my car broke down in Spain

The French tax breaks you could benefit from next year
France

The French tax breaks you could benefit from next year

Healthcare in Spain after Brexit: What you need to know
Spain

Healthcare in Spain after Brexit: What you need to know

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation
France

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation

Second home or main address? French property tax rules explained
France

Second home or main address? French property tax rules explained

EXPLAINED: Why Spain is on the verge of digging up General Franco
Spain

EXPLAINED: Why Spain is on the verge of digging up General Franco

Delays and cancellations: What you need to know about Tuesday’s French train strikes
France

Delays and cancellations: What you need to know about Tuesday’s French train strikes

The secrets to settling in France: Readers reveal their five top tips
France

The secrets to settling in France: Readers reveal their five top tips

Property in Spain: How to save money buying a home on the Costa del Sol
Spain

Property in Spain: How to save money buying a home on the Costa del Sol

Everything you need to know about train travel in Italy
Italy

Everything you need to know about train travel in Italy

Explained: How France’s rules around electronic cigarettes are different to the US?
France

Explained: How France’s rules around electronic cigarettes are different to the US?

France judged one of the hardest countries in the world for foreigners to settle in
France

France judged one of the hardest countries in the world for foreigners to settle in

Taxe foncière: What exactly is the French property tax and do I have to pay it?
France

Taxe foncière: What exactly is the French property tax and do I have to pay it?

What you need to know about new rules for buses, bikes and Metro in Paris
France

What you need to know about new rules for buses, bikes and Metro in Paris

Gendarmes to policiers – who does what in the French police force?
France

Gendarmes to policiers – who does what in the French police force?

Childcare in France: What are the options and how do you sign up
France

Childcare in France: What are the options and how do you sign up

WATCH: Why Spaniards hate British holidaymakers summed up in one catchy song
Spain

WATCH: Why Spaniards hate British holidaymakers summed up in one catchy song

UPDATED: These are the strikes at airports in Spain that could affect your end of summer travel plans
Spain

UPDATED: These are the strikes at airports in Spain that could affect your end of summer travel plans

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’
France

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’

Drought reveals long lost ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ in Extremadura reservoir
Spain

Drought reveals long lost ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ in Extremadura reservoir

Two dead and 186 confirmed cases: What you need to know about the listeria outbreak sweeping across Spain
Spain

Two dead and 186 confirmed cases: What you need to know about the listeria outbreak sweeping across Spain

Six tasks the French government faces as it returns to work
France

Six tasks the French government faces as it returns to work

Assurance habitation: How to get home insurance in France
France

Assurance habitation: How to get home insurance in France

The little-known French beach rule that could net you a €1,500 fine
France

The little-known French beach rule that could net you a €1,500 fine

Remote Spanish village opens Europe’s longest zip wire
Spain

Remote Spanish village opens Europe’s longest zip wire

There are still 16,000 public telephones in Spain
Spain

There are still 16,000 public telephones in Spain

QUIZ: How well are you geared up for life in rural France?
France

QUIZ: How well are you geared up for life in rural France?

Brexit: Will I still be able to move to France after the end of the transition period?
France

Brexit: Will I still be able to move to France after the end of the transition period?

In Pictures: How Switzerland celebrated Swiss National Day in style
Switzerland

In Pictures: How Switzerland celebrated Swiss National Day in style

Spy in the sky: Drones will be monitoring roads in Spain to catch bad drivers
Spain

Spy in the sky: Drones will be monitoring roads in Spain to catch bad drivers

‘City dwellers are incapable of living in rural France’: Why anger is growing in the French countryside
France

‘City dwellers are incapable of living in rural France’: Why anger is growing in the French countryside

Second home owners in France: Can I register a car at my French address?
France

Second home owners in France: Can I register a car at my French address?

Why is the French tax man sending out bills for €0?
France

Why is the French tax man sending out bills for €0?

What changes about life in France in August 2019
France

What changes about life in France in August 2019

These are the worst dates to travel on Italian roads this summer
Italy

These are the worst dates to travel on Italian roads this summer

The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)
Spain

The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)

What you need to know about the heatwave in Italy this week
Italy

What you need to know about the heatwave in Italy this week

What you need to know about new heatwave scorching Spain this week
Spain

What you need to know about new heatwave scorching Spain this week

MAP: Where to find the cheapest fuel when you’re driving in France
France

MAP: Where to find the cheapest fuel when you’re driving in France

These are the transport strikes that could cause travel problems in Spain this summer
Spain

These are the transport strikes that could cause travel problems in Spain this summer

The six month rule and other things to know about bringing a British car to France
France

The six month rule and other things to know about bringing a British car to France

Expat or immigrant – if you’re a foreigner living in France, what are you?
France

Expat or immigrant – if you’re a foreigner living in France, what are you?

ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?
France

ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children
France

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

Why you’ll soon have to pay out for homeopathy drugs in France
France

Why you’ll soon have to pay out for homeopathy drugs in France

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
France

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

MAP: Where in France has the best standard of living?
France

MAP: Where in France has the best standard of living?

How Spain’s new mortgage laws could affect homeowners
Spain

How Spain’s new mortgage laws could affect homeowners

Naturism: Why foreigners (including Brits) flock to France to get naked
France

Naturism: Why foreigners (including Brits) flock to France to get naked

What you need to know about vacation in Denmark – and how the rules are about to change
Denmark

What you need to know about vacation in Denmark – and how the rules are about to change

Cost of living: How France compares to the UK on everything from restaurants to cars
France

Cost of living: How France compares to the UK on everything from restaurants to cars

Why are the French so anti-vaccines and so fond of conspiracy theories?
France

Why are the French so anti-vaccines and so fond of conspiracy theories?

From booze to transport: How cost of living in Spain compares to the rest of Europe
Spain

From booze to transport: How cost of living in Spain compares to the rest of Europe

Heatwave: The hottest places to avoid in Italy this week
Italy

Heatwave: The hottest places to avoid in Italy this week

What changes about life in France from July 1st 2019
France

What changes about life in France from July 1st 2019

ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?
France

ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?

How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer
France

How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany
Germany

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

From speed limits to scooters – what does France’s new transport law mean for you?
France

From speed limits to scooters – what does France’s new transport law mean for you?

How France’s new green laws could affect your energy bills
France

How France’s new green laws could affect your energy bills

How the tightening of France’s unemployment benefits could affect you
France

How the tightening of France’s unemployment benefits could affect you

Spain by train: Everything you need to know about rail travel
Spain

Spain by train: Everything you need to know about rail travel

The 21 stats that help explain Spain today
Spain

The 21 stats that help explain Spain today

What you need to know about the new high speed train to Granada
Spain

What you need to know about the new high speed train to Granada

ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer
France

ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer

The 25 stats that help explain Italy today
Italy

The 25 stats that help explain Italy today

MAP: Where are Spain’s richest and poorest towns?
Spain

MAP: Where are Spain’s richest and poorest towns?

MAP: The towns in Alicante with zero British residents
Spain

MAP: The towns in Alicante with zero British residents

New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France
France

New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France

MAP: The beaches in Spain where smoking is banned
Spain

MAP: The beaches in Spain where smoking is banned

Paris parents left furious after school hands kids pre-packaged sandwiches for lunch
France

Paris parents left furious after school hands kids pre-packaged sandwiches for lunch

Revealed: The ‘black market’ in residency permit appointments in France
France

Revealed: The ‘black market’ in residency permit appointments in France

Australians planning to retire to France warned over little-known pension trap
France

Australians planning to retire to France warned over little-known pension trap

What is Italy’s flat tax and who would it benefit?
Italy

What is Italy’s flat tax and who would it benefit?

Quiz: How well do you know your French driving laws?
France

Quiz: How well do you know your French driving laws?

How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry
France

How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry

What we know about the Louvre strike so far (and how long will it last?)
France

What we know about the Louvre strike so far (and how long will it last?)

Act 28: Will this weekend’s protests signal the end of France’s ‘yellow vests’?
France

Act 28: Will this weekend’s protests signal the end of France’s ‘yellow vests’?

Carte vitale: Five surprising things available on your French health insurance
France

Carte vitale: Five surprising things available on your French health insurance

Is your département planning to scrap France’s 80km/h speed limit?
France

Is your département planning to scrap France’s 80km/h speed limit?

How France’s compulsory vehicle check is getting stricter and more expensive
France

How France’s compulsory vehicle check is getting stricter and more expensive

Brits in Spain: ‘We pay our taxes and we want to integrate’
Spain

Brits in Spain: ‘We pay our taxes and we want to integrate’

Why British people in France may not be able to vote in European elections
France

Why British people in France may not be able to vote in European elections

Do Paris taxi drivers really deserve their reputation as scam artists?
France

Do Paris taxi drivers really deserve their reputation as scam artists?

EXPLAINED: What France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit will mean
France

EXPLAINED: What France’s return to the 90 km/h speed limit will mean

What you need to know about travelling between the UK and France with your dog
France

What you need to know about travelling between the UK and France with your dog

Carte vitale: How much will dental and eye care appointments cost me?
France

Carte vitale: How much will dental and eye care appointments cost me?

OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health
France

OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health

EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France
France

EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France

From taxes to toilets: All you need to know about renovating a house in France
France

From taxes to toilets: All you need to know about renovating a house in France

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to
France

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

Act 26: Is it all over for the ‘yellow vests’ in France?
France

Act 26: Is it all over for the ‘yellow vests’ in France?

A salary of €1,500 a month and other key figures about the Swiss Guard

A salary of €1,500 a month and other key figures about the Swiss Guard

Five of the best exhibitions in Paris this summer
France

Five of the best exhibitions in Paris this summer

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained
France

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained

What is a SIRET number and why is it crucial when hiring French tradesmen?
France

What is a SIRET number and why is it crucial when hiring French tradesmen?

Clean or dirty? How does your city rank on Spain’s cleanliness scale?
Spain

Clean or dirty? How does your city rank on Spain’s cleanliness scale?

Swamped French officials beg Britons to stop sending driving licences to be exchanged
France

Swamped French officials beg Britons to stop sending driving licences to be exchanged

Property in Spain: What are the best areas of Barcelona to buy in right now?
Spain

Property in Spain: What are the best areas of Barcelona to buy in right now?

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy
France

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?
France

European elections: Who can I vote for in France and what are the big issues?

Why delays and cancellations on France’s rail network are the ‘worst ever’
France

Why delays and cancellations on France’s rail network are the ‘worst ever’

Why people living in France will be €850 better off in 2019
France

Why people living in France will be €850 better off in 2019

The reasons why you’ll need a notaire in France
France

The reasons why you’ll need a notaire in France

Why giving to charity will save you money in France
France

Why giving to charity will save you money in France

QUIZ: How well do you know the rules of cycling in France?
France

QUIZ: How well do you know the rules of cycling in France?

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors
France

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors

How to make a success of working alone in France
France

How to make a success of working alone in France

How sick leave in France compares to the UK, the US and the EU
France

How sick leave in France compares to the UK, the US and the EU

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle
France

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

Expert tips on renovating your Italian property
Italy

Expert tips on renovating your Italian property

FOCUS: Will France’s Macron really risk a referendum?
France

FOCUS: Will France’s Macron really risk a referendum?

‘It’s a lot of money’: French no-deal bill spells worries and extra costs for Britons in France
France

‘It’s a lot of money’: French no-deal bill spells worries and extra costs for Britons in France

How France’s high suicide rate hits certain regions more than others
France

How France’s high suicide rate hits certain regions more than others

From football to tiramisu: A look at Italy’s deepest rivalries
Italy

From football to tiramisu: A look at Italy’s deepest rivalries

What changes about life in France from February 2019
France

What changes about life in France from February 2019

‘300 applications a day’: The latest news on how to get a French driving licence
France

‘300 applications a day’: The latest news on how to get a French driving licence

What you need to know about Spain’s new road laws
Spain

What you need to know about Spain’s new road laws

‘Why Italian law said I had to get my ex’s permission to renew my passport’
Italy

‘Why Italian law said I had to get my ex’s permission to renew my passport’

‘Do the viaduct’: Why 2019 is a great year in France for public holidays
France

‘Do the viaduct’: Why 2019 is a great year in France for public holidays

Know your consumer rights during France’s winter sales bonanza
France

Know your consumer rights during France’s winter sales bonanza

Twenty years since its introduction, how does PACS compare to marriage in France?
France

Twenty years since its introduction, how does PACS compare to marriage in France?

How to avoid being burgled in France (and what to do if you are)
France

How to avoid being burgled in France (and what to do if you are)

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