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

Immigration

Queen Elizabeth II addresses Parliament in 2016

Queen's speech - political logjam worries business

Business groups in the UK have welcomed many of the legislative proposals outlined in the Queen's Speech but have voiced concerns about whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's minority government will ever be able to deliver them.

Education

Guide to International Education and Schools 2019/20

New International Education Guide – out now!

The fourth edition of our highly popular Guide to International Education & Schools is available now in both print and digital format – get your copy today!
Harrow Schoolboys a photograph by Herry Lawford

Private education fees rise fivefold in twenty years

The number of wealthy international students at UK private schools jumps, potentially pricing out the children of UK professional middle-class parents. Plus, the UK Labour Party endorses plans to abolish private schools. Marianne Curphey reports.
Eton College student pupil walks beneath an archway featuring a statue of Queen Victoria in the Meadow Lane entrance of Eton College, Windsor.

Labour votes to abolish private schools

Labour has revealed an ambitious – and contentious – plan to overhaul the UK education system and scrap private schools. Georgina Probert finds out more.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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