Europe

Despite increased focus on Asia Pacific, Europe remains a key location for businesses seeking international growth. Several of its countries regularly feature among the top relocation destinations in global mobility surveys. Read more

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), inward investment organisations from around the continent are competing to attract international businesses to their region or country. Germany, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are among the countries competing for a piece of the post-Brexit action. However, with new trade agreements in the pipeline, the UK continues to draw foreign direct investment (FDI) from around the world.

Despite the pervading influence of the EU, Europe is a diverse continent. Individual destinations bring their own challenges for those managing talent mobility or setting up a business or branch office there.

This section includes articles, tools and resources, plus the latest news, to help you achieve your business objectives. With input from specialists across global mobility and the relocation industry and the latest perspectives from regional conferences, we analyse key trends influencing Europe’s relocation and global mobility scene, including the impact of Brexit, demographic and economic shifts, and compliance issues.

We cover the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation, looking at everything from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to immigration, talent management and commercial property, as well as the full range of employee and family support topics, including education and international schools, residential property and serviced apartments.

There’s plenty of practical advice and information for HR and global managers responsible for international assignments, whether long term, short term, rotational, developmental or project led, plus support for those setting up a business or a company office in Europe.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across Europe.

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News and features

EU flag flying in front of Big Ben at UK Parliament in London

Brexit 'holding back import/export decisions'

The continuing uncertainty over Brexit is increasingly hampering British businesses' decisions over whether or not to trade internationally, a survey on Thursday revealed.

Immigration

Visa health costs for non-EU arrivals set to double

Visa health costs for non-EU arrivals set to double

The UK government is planning to increase the visa costs for professionals, students and family members arriving from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) from December.

Education

New Ofsted inspection framework for UK schools

New Ofsted inspection framework for UK schools

The UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Chidren’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has announced it is to change its inspection framework from September 2019.
Nord Anglia Education to move HQ to London

Nord Anglia Education to move HQ to London

Nord Anglia Education is relocating its headquarters from Hong Kong back to the UK in a move that will create 80 new jobs.
Bilingual education – a competitive advantage

Bilingual education – a competitive advantage

There are many studies exploring the positive impact of bilingualism on brain function. A second language can give students a distinct advantage in a highly competitive and globalised world, says Andrew Coombe of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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Weekly Roundup: 6 September 2018

This week's roundup includes information about UK fintech, the Polish government's appeal to expat workers, the UK government's scheme to recruit non-EU citizens, permanent residency in Qatar for expat citizens, Scotland's offer to pay visa fees for EU27 citizens, and UK mortgages.
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