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Discovering Croatia: How to Apply for a Croatia Schengen Visa in the UK

Croatia boasts one of the most picturesque coastlines in Europe, with its breathtaking beaches along the Adriatic Sea attracting swimmers, sun seekers, and sailors alike.  The crystal-clear waters and pristine shores are perfect for relaxing under the sun, while the countless inlets and over 1,000 islands offer endless exploration opportunities.  From the charming, historic coastal…
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UK Foreign Office Issues Heatwave Travel Warnings

Planning a summer getaway to Europe? The UK Foreign Office has a crucial message for you. Millions of British holidaymakers flock to Europe every summer, and this year is no exception. Spain, Italy, and Greece continue to top the list of summer holiday destinations. Why? They offer exactly what most Europeans crave: sun-soaked, beach-filled getaways.…
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Portugal Reinstates Tax Breaks to Attract Foreign Residents

The Portuguese government is set to bring back tax breaks for foreign residents, aiming to lure highly skilled workers despite past criticisms that the scheme inflated housing prices. Originally launched in 2009 during a financial crisis, the “Non-Habitual Resident” (NHR) scheme offered a special 20% tax rate on Portuguese-sourced income from high-value activities such as…
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Czechia Lifts Work Visa Requirement For Select Non-EU Countries

The Czech Republic has introduced a significant change to its Employment Act, simplifying the process for foreign nationals to work in the country.  As of July 1, 2024, citizens from seven non-EU countries can access the Czech labour market without needing a work permit. Citizens of the following countries now enjoy free access to the…
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Germany’s New Citizenship Law: Key Changes Simplified

Roughly 12 million people don’t have German citizenship despite having lived in Germany for at least ten years. According to the federal government, Germany’s naturalisation rate is only half the EU average. Germany’s updated citizenship laws, which took effect on June 27, 2024, are set to enable more people to become German citizens.  Here’s a…
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Paris Olympics 2024: Key Tips for Last-Minute Travellers

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics are set to be an extraordinary celebration of sports, culture, and global unity.  From July 26 to August 11, the City of Light will host athletes and spectators from around the world, showcasing its historic charm alongside cutting-edge athletic competitions.  This marks the third time Paris will host the Summer…
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