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LLHope
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 7.Sep.2017, 10:27 AM) *

I understand history isn't your strong point, considering that Nordea didn't exist until around 2000, just when did you bail it out?
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 5.Sep.2017, 09:24 AM) *
Nobody keeps track on how long you have been in Sweden. In the extremely unlikely event some official asks you how long you have been here, just say you arrived last week. You could fly back and forth every day if you wish. You could stay here for decades as long as you do not avail yourself of any social services and can point to an address in France.

Bad advice.
Since there is no entry/exit tracking of EU citizens then the burden of proof is upon the individual. i.e. If you say you arrived last week, can you prove it (tickets for transport etc)?
Pretending to come & go will cause you bigger problems in the long run, should there be an accident/illness and you don't have a valid EHIC card (since you will not be covered in Sweden as not considered resident) you could end up with a very large medical bill. Not forgetting that you will lose guarantee pension portions which you gather for every year resident, are you still considered resident in your originating member states? Plus a host of other reasons...
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 7.Sep.2017, 09:51 AM) *
We've bailed them out.

Did you really, when?
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 29.Aug.2017, 02:22 PM) *
Hemnet is a meta site. IE they scrape from other sites, at least from those that allow them to scrape. So they cover about 99% of everything that is available.

Wrong, it is not a meta-site. The reason they have so many properties listed is because Hemnet is owned by the 2 organisations that represent estate-agents (M?klarsamfundet & Fastighetsm?klarf?rbundet) plus a couple of the larger agents (Svensk Fastighetsf?rmedling & Svedbank Fastighetsbyr?). Together with those two agents and the organisation's members, they cover the majority of estate-agents in Sweden.
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 26.Aug.2017, 06:06 PM) *
I am sure you will be relieved to hear that Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Wahabism

Can you explain how Wahhabism (double h), founded in the 1700s, could have been born in Saudi Arabia which was founded in the 1930s?

QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 27.Aug.2017, 02:43 PM) *
You were schooled in the "good ole Britain
Quite factual, for a change, I did receive my education in Britain.
QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 27.Aug.2017, 02:43 PM) *
actually benefited India by colonising it"-thread and then you snuck away. See you there: https://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=86084

Alas, I have to admit, I was crushed in the discussion by the weight of your ignorance.
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 26.Aug.2017, 07:06 PM) *
I am sure you will be relieved to hear that Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Wahabism, has an age of consent of 18.
biggrin.gif and where do you get that little gem from?
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If you are resident in Sweden 180+ days in a rolling 12 months period then you are liable to pay Swedish income tax on Global income. Sweden does not care about UK Tax Allowances, that is for tax in the UK. They want to know the total income, credit the tax actually paid, then calculate the remaining tax at Swedish rate. So if you paid no tax in UK on your rent income, then you have no tax credit to add to your income declaration here.

Remember however that since you are tax resident in Sweden, then you are entitled to the 30% back of the interest paid on loans, including your mortgage (though once you reach the threshold the % drops a bit on the amount above the threshold).
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QUOTE (yet another brit @ 30.Jul.2017, 05:54 PM) *
In general though, if you moved into her place, and then she chucks you out, not much you can do about it. If you bought a property together for the express purpose of cohabiting, then that is a different story. But it doesn't sound that way...?

That is when it is a Sambo relationship separation. OP said he was married, it is different unless they have signed a marriage agreement.
QUOTE (johnmelton2020 @ 30.Jul.2017, 12:03 PM) *
My Question if she kick me out whats I will do, I contacted police they told me that she can do it, we couldn't help you to enter, also social mention that she has to wait until you have flat and job, its not ok that when we divorce, one of us to be homeless.

If you do not have any other marriage agreement with regards assets and such, then remember that divorce also means separation of assets. You do not say if it is a rented or purchased property?
Until separation of assets is done (Bodelning) then if you cannot agree who is to stay in the apartment until that time, you can apply to the court (Tingsr?tt) for them to make a decision with regards who can stay there until the bodelning is completed. Their decision is valid until that point. This is why the police say they cannot help you, there is no legal ground to do so.

Social is not entirely correct either, especially with regards their statement about she has to wait until you get a place to live and a job. That would be like forcing couples to stay together when they do not want to. Wow, did they really say that!

When one party moves out before the bodelning is complete, then it is possible that they are still obliged to pay part of the cost of the residence they left, however, in your situation since it sounds like you have no income/job it is possible that she may be liable to pay part of the cost of wherever you end up living if you move out ...but only until the division of assets is completed.

You can also ask the court to appoint an administrator to help with the division of assets and get a decision as to whom retains the home after bodelning (if you cannot agree) ...it normally goes to whoever needs it the most, especially in cases of rented accommodation. If it is purchased and agreement cannot be reached it can also be that the property is just sold and the revenue divided between the two of you.

Court sounds like your option.
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If you have been living in Sweden for 12+ months then you are obliged by law to register with FK, regardless of if you are in the population register or not (i.e. have a personal number or not), because some insurance/benefits are resident based and others are work based.

Sweden is in the EU and therefore (in theory) should not treat Swedish citizens any different from other EU citizens in Sweden. So no, just having a personal number is not enough. You could have been resident in another EU country, working in another EU country ...and therefore certain benefits including healthcare should be paid for by that EU country and not Sweden.
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 8.Aug.2017, 08:05 PM) *
Cool story. Not relevant though.

Very relevant.
QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 8.Aug.2017, 08:05 PM) *
What about the GDP that was one of the highest in the world before colonisation, and one of the lowest during?

The Indian GDP per capita was in steady decline from 1600 through to approx 1780, the decline
started quite a while before the British had created their trade agreements and alliances with
the Indian princes. Evidence points to the fact that in all likelihood the indian economy was heading for a stall. It is fair to say that the British didn't manage to turn it around until the latter part towards indian independence. Let's not forget also that during the 1800's European industrialisation also had a significant price and wage pressure on the indian economy, which would have happened even without the British being there.
QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 8.Aug.2017, 08:05 PM) *
What about the loss in production resulting from Dyer's atrocity, all the other atrocities and the hundreds of thousands of man-years lost to random incarcerations? What about the Zamindar system?

The atrocities that took place are indeed shameful acts, though they didn't impact the economy as you try to imply. The economy was in steady decline long before they took place. As for Zamindar system! That was just a longer name for something that already existed.

QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 8.Aug.2017, 08:05 PM) *
What about the 1 million dead from the partition? The 3 million dead from famine in 1943.

The British position was for a united India (initially even Ghandi supported that position), it was the Indians themselves that wanted to split the country, which was later supported by Ghandi. Even today there are many Hindu ideologues that refer to Ghandi as the "Father of Pakistan" and not the father of India!

1943 Famine in Bengal! Sad yes, so many died. unless you are a true believer in Model-T then I seriously doubt one can lay the blame for the series of natural disasters and the Japanese invasion and air-strikes that were the main contributing factors to the 1943 famine! The British themselves lost almost 300 ships sunk by the axis powers trying to ship food to those in the famine struck region.
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You wont find the jobs advertised in the general/standard forums because it is so specialised they target profession specific publications/sites.

Go through this (link below) and you might find the right direction:
https://www.arkitekt.se/in-english/
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QUOTE (rajarana @ 8.Aug.2017, 12:26 PM) *
For the life of me, I can't figure out why.

'cos you hate it ...maybe? rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 2.Aug.2017, 01:42 AM) *
"cause at least they got call centers now"

Indirectly yes!
There is a saying that history is written by the victors. The jury is still out as to who the real victors are in this instance.

Between 1870 and 1930 Britain took only approx 1% of the wealth from India. If you compare that to other European nations and their "lands", it is far far less. During the same period it invested approx 400 MILLION GBP, introduced irrigation that gave an 8-fold increase in farming land, developed a coal industry that didnt exist before. Land owners, Indian princes, indian middle class all gained in terms of job & business opportunities that didnt exist before. It is very fair to claim that ordinary (poor) indians gained very little, but it has to be balanced against the fact that it didnt get worse for them, in fact they were treated even worse before the British came, and there is no evidence to show they would have been any better off being left in the situation they had before the British came.
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Point being, the value of a property is whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

= market value! Since the market was at that moment in time prepared to pay that amount.
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QUOTE (Pravs_harry @ 8.Aug.2017, 09:21 AM) *
I recently bought an apartment from Fastighetsbyr?n. The guy was a lier who just cheated me by saying so many lies about price. I would like to check the market value of the apartment.

The Market Value of the apartment you bought is the price you were prepared to pay to buy it. That was yesterday, today maybe everyone else will pay less ... and maybe when you want to sell, even if you think you were stupid to pay the amount you paid ...there might be someone who is also stupid and prepared to pay more!

Value of something is what someone is prepared to pay for it.
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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 7.Aug.2017, 05:47 AM) *
Is it possible to declare bankruptcy in Sweden? And if it is, does it block you forever after or are there proper ways to do it such that you can minimise future problems related to it?

Yes you can ask to be declared bankrupt, but it isn't always so straight forward. Even if you are declared bankrupt your debts are not written-off. The court appoints an administrator to take control of ALL of your finances, a budget is calculated for you (minimum living cost), and all the rest is used to pay off your creditors. After a few years of this, continuing to try and pay off debts, then they start to write-off those you have tried to pay for those years...eventually you get back control of your finances. You are blacklisted for a number of years, it is tough.

If you go to social for help then remember that they will expect you to sell off all your assets before they will normally provide even minimal assistance.
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QUOTE (Twiceshy @ 31.Jul.2017, 01:40 AM) *
Ah yes, the classic cliche Anglo response. Always stated by Anglos when this topic comes up. Always vehemently denied by Indians. I suggest you post it on an Indian forum. The response might surprise you.


Were the Indians better off by being forced to import goods from UK mills? Were they better off by being beaten and imprisoned for starting cottage industries of their own? Also, the railroads weren't built to carry Desis from points A to B. They were built to carry riches to the coast and out of the country. Do you reckon hundreds of years of divide and conquer has been good for India? Do you reckon rubber stamped prison terms by the colonial "justice system" directed towards anyone that showed even a tiny bit of insubordination has benefited India? And you praise the great civil service... You don't sound like you've ever been to India.

Do you reckon they would have had by now:
- A parliamentary democracy
- the international relationships they have now
- being one of the largest producers of English speaking graduates
- success in call center services (because of language and the international relationships)
- success in IT services (because of language and the international relationships)
...and more...

And let's not forget that in such a high population country the British never had more than 70.000 troops, the Indians themselves were more than willing to participate unsure.gif
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QUOTE (lionlady @ 25.Jul.2017, 03:37 PM) *
It's a little strange to me since it's the information about me. Is their refusal legal?

You might just find that the information is not about you but rather between the employer and the union, and you will be informed later, especially if you are a member of the union because you have effectively asked them to negotiate on your behalf. So yes, they do not have to tell you what their position is in negotiations taking place with other parties.

The union may also have the requirement that you are not informed of the employers offer in advance, you have had your say what you think and from then on it is between the union and employer. The union might (and do sometimes) reject possible pay rises because they think they are too high!

There are quite a few things that the employer must pass via the trade union, not just pay, before you the employee are informed.
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Your employment contract will state what the notice period is from your side, and possibly also from the employers side. The law is constructed to protect positions in companies and employers, in this respect it is not intended to protect a specific employee (there is a subtle difference between position and employee). E.g. You have to give a certain notice period so that the employer has a chance find someone else to fill that position before you leave, it protects the position and the employer.

If however your contract (regardless if you signed it or not) states terms that are worse than whatever is stated in law, then the law applies not the contract. Law can require longer notice period than is stated in contracts depending upon your importance to the employer.

In your case, if your contract states 3 months notice from either side, then that is what is valid. You can only leave, without breaking the contract and opening yourself to possible legal action, earlier than 3 months if you reach agreement with your employer. Note, you cannot use your vacation to pad out the notice period unless it is also agreed with your employer in advance, the employer always has last say when you can take vacation.

Most employers are reasonable, depending upon your utilisation they may agree readily to you leaving. It is always obvious that there is no reason to keep an employee longer than they want because what kind of effort are you going to put into your work tasks by being "forced" to stay. The only time they are most reluctant is if they have tight deadlines and face penalties or you are going to a competitor.
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QUOTE (rajarana @ 22.Jul.2017, 09:36 AM) *
and for the record, there are more refugees in camps in the middle east and outside of Europe than they are inside. Even the per capita list is topped with African and Middle Eastern countries:

There is a very good reason why that it so. UNHCR principle is to try and protect the refugees as close as possible to the country they are fleeing from, so that when all is over they can resettle back there easily. The danger of refugee movement to large distances from their countries of origin is that those countries will take many many years (if ever) to recover from whatever (normally conflict) caused them to flee is over.

This is why they have a quota system and carefully select those that for the quota system to be resettled elsewhere in the world, those are the ones where it is considered beneficial to them to resettle elsewhere in the world.

What you should look closer at is WHY there are so many refugees in the Middle East and Africa, the root cause, and it certainly is not global warming rolleyes.gif ...hence why they are there in the MENA countries and not Europe (or at least shouldn't be in Europe).

QUOTE (rajarana @ 22.Jul.2017, 09:36 AM) *
Educate yourself before you speak. Else you just come off as the "arrogant and ignorant" American.

Ditto!
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QUOTE (maxrax @ 21.Jul.2017, 10:54 AM) *
And you obviously don't know Sweden at all. Here, everyone's opinions are heard and respected, not ridiculed or laughed at. People aren't told to "keep quiet" in Sweden, everyone's voice is equal.

I suspect you do not know Sweden.
The prime example that shows you do not know what you are talking about is the current Government that tries constantly to isolate SD from any cross-party talks. blink.gif
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QUOTE (wallace1837 @ 17.Jul.2017, 06:44 PM) *
Thanks that show that discrimination is across the education spectrum. Swedes are really good at discriminating against foreign born

You make the assumption that education is the factor that is used when employers select new employees. I get the picture that you have the socialist/communist belief that employers should not be able to choose their employees and build effective teams?

For example, if I have a team of young male devout muslim developers, how effective would the team be in my business if I then employed a highly educated lesbian jewish women to be the team leader?

I have a responsibility to my shareholders to maximise returns on their investments, it is not my role to enable your failing social policies!

QUOTE (wallace1837 @ 17.Jul.2017, 10:54 PM) *
You should ask, why Sweden delivered so many work permit and now wants to see those employees overthrown and replace by native Swedes.

Because the Social Democrats are almost entirely funded by LO (which is also why LO and S are very afraid that more and more LO members support SD, S risks losing it's main sponsor).

In addition to that is the general political purpose behind immigration policy. Center-Right want to increase foreign worker immigration because it reduces wage inflation and those workers tend not to join trade unions. Center-Left want immigration of non-workers, or in low/non skilled low paid jobs, because they become more and more dependent upon welfare benefits to survive (a poverty trap is maintained), and tend to vote center-left in order to keep the benefit levels.
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QUOTE (immigration77 @ 18.Jul.2017, 09:54 AM) *
I think any change in the Vacation policy is treated as violation of Holiday act by employer but unfortunately employee faces the heat.

I suspect you do not understand the position with regards why the permit extension is refused and the vacation question. It has nothing to do with vacation law and whether you take the days off or not. The point is that one of the principles behind the law for work permits is that they should only be granted when the employer is not trying to financially gain by employing someone from outside of the EU compared to someone already within the EU (ie. no wage dumping).

The question that isn't really answered is whether the employer actually paid the employee for the paid vacations they never took. If they did not, then the employer gained because of that, and it is more likely that a resident would expect to be paid. Same as if the employer does not take out pension insurance, there is allowance in law that lets the employer pay additional salary in compensation and that is treated as though pension is covered, but the amount has to be at least the same as pension.

None of the reports printed so far have the full reasoning why the extension was not granted, best chance to find out is once the case goes to appeals court and the full written argument is presented.
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 18.Jul.2017, 05:25 PM) *
Do they have Islamic stand up comics???

Yep, and they are so funny we infidels laugh our heads off!
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QUOTE (yet another brit @ 19.Jul.2017, 10:23 AM) *
I'm going to see the Stones when they are in Stockholm later this year. I suspect it will be a huge disappointment.

Saw them last time around at Tele2 Arena, was close to the front ... I also expected a half-arsed, we are too old for this, want money for our families, kind of performance ... Oh Boy, Was I wrong! They were absolutely fantastic smile.gif
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