Ass'n of Accidental Americans to crowd-fund complaint over continued closure of U.S. renunciation facilities

The Paris-based Association of Accidental Americans (AAA) has announced that it is planning to file a fresh complaint against the U.S. State Department, in an effort to force it to enable those dual citizens around the world who wish to renounce or relinquish their U.S. citizenships to be able to do so, in spite of the continued closure of many U.S. embassies and consulates, due to the Covid pandemic. 

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U.S./European group claims EU discriminates by barring 'U.S. Persons' from Covid bonds

A recently-formed alliance of "accidental Americans" in the Netherlands and a group calling itself Bi-National European Investment Bankers (BiNEIB) is urging the European Parliament to end what they call the "discriminatory, fundamental rights-violating" practice of prohibiting U.S. citizens resident in the EU, as well as EU/U.S. dual citizens, from being able to purchase so-called EU SURE and Next Generation EU (NGEU) bonds.

PETI petitioner calls on EU to exempt EU-resident 'U.S. persons' from MiFID II/PRIIPs rules

An American resident in the Netherlands who, like many other American expats in Europe, has been frustrated by his inability to invest in the vast majority of regulated investment products because of his "EU-resident, 'U.S. Person'" status, is calling on the EU Parliament to exempt him and others in this category, on request, from its MiFID II (Market in Financial Instruments Directive II) and PRIIPs (Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products) regulations.

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Issue of alleged FATCA-related breaches of EU law poised to move to center stage, as latest PETI petition filed

The Nederlandse Accidental Americans (NLAA), an organization that advocates on behalf of accidental Americans who are residents and citizens of the Netherlands, has joined forces with a group representing some individual European investment bankers and former bankers to file a petition calling for change in the way that the EU allows companies and governments to share the personal and financial data of so-called "accidental Americans" who happen also to be EU citizens. 

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Dems Abroad Thailand: U.S. expat vets may get vaccines via their local 'VFW or American Legion' posts

While the U.S. State Department isn't known to have changed its stated policy of not providing "direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad," including vaccines, the Democrats Abroad Thailand has told its members that those expats living in Thailand who are U.S. military veterans may now "register for vaccination" with the Pfizer vaccine, through their local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or American Legion posts. 

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ACA continues call for 'vaccines for Americans abroad' as DC lawmakers also maintain pressure on Biden admin

As U.S. members of Congress have been reluctantly working in Washington this week to attend to urgent business – instead of taking the month off, as they normally would do this time year  many are reportedly also taking the opportunity to continue to press the Biden administration to provide Covid-19 vaccines to American expats who happen to live in certain far-flung parts of the world, where such vaccines are almost non-existent. 

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Opinion: Some questions expat small-biz owners might ask their elected reps, while replying to GILTI survey

Today, as regular readers of the American Expat Financial News Journal will know, is the deadline for American expats who own their own small businesses outside of the U.S. to complete and submit to the Democrats Abroad an online survey of their  experiences of, and thoughts about, the so-called GILTI regulations that came into force in January, 2018.

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AARO's Atkinson: 'Let's take advantage of this rare outreach by a member of Congress'

AARO's Atkinson: 'Let's take advantage of this rare outreach by a member of Congress'

This coming Monday, Carolyn Maloney, a New York City member of the House of Representatives who is co-founder and chair of the House's Americans Abroad Caucus, will be hosting an...