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skogsbo
Posted on: 11.Jul.2020, 07:29 PM





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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 11.Jul.2020, 07:08 PM) *
"crashes out" eye roll

The rest of your post I 100% agree with.

Yeah I know, dreadful phrase. Whilst I have faith in some UK politicians, I could see boris/Cummings quite happily cutting their nose off to spite the face. Only time will tell, covid and serious economic stress in central Europe might go in the uk's negotiating favour.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 11.Jul.2020, 06:30 AM





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With only weeks until the uk crashes out of the eu I don't understand why they are wasting time chasing a personal number. They need residency, otherwise it's all over with or without a PN.

It's the same with sorting out their driving licence, time is running out.
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Posted on: 10.Jul.2020, 03:42 PM





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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 10.Jul.2020, 03:35 PM) *
" kicked in the head"

Ouch!!!...I may be wrong, but isn't that against EU law??? laugh.gif

I don't know. We need an eu law expert to verify.
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Posted on: 10.Jul.2020, 03:32 PM





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I'm a little unsure if their approach to SV first is optimal. Better to secure residency first, then personal number, wait 5 years and apply for citizenship if they wish.

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Posted on: 9.Jul.2020, 08:42 PM





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Yes you have to be able to support yourself(funds or job), that's cash in the bank, a home or funding for one, long term. Yes there is variation on what is considered sufficient funds. Having a partner who has cash is not sufficient, what if the relationship ends?

Good luck... you can have all the degrees in the world but I suspect the "I know eu law" attitude will only close more doors in MV and SV, than it opens.

If you are dripping with cash, have a home here, just apply for permanent residency first, then go to SV.
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Posted on: 9.Jul.2020, 06:38 AM





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QUOTE (Ryan @ 9.Jul.2020, 02:35 AM) *
So this story starts out in September 2019 after my fianc? and I decide that I will move out here permanently in the wake of Brexit - which I supported in some ways, not others. So on the week of my birthday at the end of September, we make a trip into the Sala Skatteverket office and submit my application, no problems identified by any of the staff or myself. I should receive a PersonNummer within about 6 weeks.

November comes, and Kyle and I are in England visiting my mother, and I get a message from one of Kyle's sisters telling me I have a letter from Skatteverket, I say she can open it and it just says that I've been denied, no actual reasonings to this.

This was annoying, but I expected it at first.

We come back to Sweden in December and move into our new apartment, so get round to re-submitting a new application in January this year.

April comes, and I receive a reply, and to my shock it is again a denial. This time with a little more information. It basically tries to say that I don't have the right to move without Kyle exercising his freedom of movement - which as a UK and EU trained lawyer I know to be false. There's some other bits in there, but nothing 'relevant' per se.

So this case is now with the F?rvaltningsr?tten in Uppsala - I have submitted probably about 200 pages of legal documents and explanations about Sweden's commitments and obligations under the EU law, some Swedish Laws and my explanation as to why I am eligible.

My main gripe here, and what I am seeing a lot around Sweden, especially in Governmental departments, is the reluctancy to adhere to the commitments and laws they are bound by as a Member State of the European Union. I have found myself needing to remind some departments, even companies, that they are in fact committed to certain laws.

I was just wondering out of interest whether anybody else has seen the same as I have? Or whether it's just my legal eye picking up on this?

Interested to hear peoples views on this.

You know you don't have freedom of movement or a right to reside. You have right to travel for employment, a full time paying job, after 90 days if you can't support yourself then any eu country has the right to say goodbye.
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Posted on: 4.Jul.2020, 05:30 PM





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I'm sure there are many countries and places with varied everything etc.. But what's so hard for you to accept that other folk might like sweden?

There's something like 100,000 lakes in sweden of all sizes, why not look at a map and see just how many have towns and cities on their shores. You might as well learn something about the country whilst you pick faults about it. I presume you know you can travel from Gothenburg to Stockholm via lakes and canals?
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Posted on: 4.Jul.2020, 04:41 PM





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QUOTE (Gimp @ 4.Jul.2020, 04:14 PM) *
Ha ha. Ha



Ha

Trying to deflect I see.

Nope. Just this thing called a car. As a forest dweller you may not have heard of one... but wait... so much time on the internet???????


If you live in the south of Sweden, where the majority of the population is.. you have quite the drive to S?len... from Gothenburg, from Stockholm, and from malmo... might as well fly there if you can...

Seriously skogsbo, you are a half wit. You do realize one can find out how long a drive it is from almost any point a and point b in almost any country.

But I?ll play the game all day

I get it, you're jealous, I'm happy in sweden. All you can do is call those who enjoy life here stupid, thick etc.. very mature and adult of you. It's like a love sick teenager, or grommet / gjeebes.. perhaps you even are grommet with yet another log in, all just so you can vent your spleen telling others they should be as unhappy as you are.

Life's not a competition, we all like different things. The trick in life is working out what you want, not what you think others want for you etc. Then making it happen.
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QUOTE (Gimp @ 4.Jul.2020, 02:53 PM) *
And ah yes S?len... a good 6-7 hours from Gothenburg, a good 5+ hours from Stockholm...

What are you using a penny farthing?
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Posted on: 3.Jul.2020, 04:32 PM





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Posted on: 3.Jul.2020, 01:57 PM





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QUOTE (kilgore @ 3.Jul.2020, 01:29 PM) *
I was just teasing you.

Jokes aside, I've lived in a couple southern EU countries (where there are actual seasons) and yes, you can also ski during the winter if that's your cup of tea. I'm not so sure having a two-month summer (aka green winter by some) compensates for not being able to do anything else but skiing for the rest of the year.

I know what you mean about Swedish summers... we were swimming a few days last week and the water was a frigid 25c, but we toughed it out. The kids are still swimming this week, but I'll stay about the surface kayaking until air temps improve in the next week or so.
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Posted on: 3.Jul.2020, 06:38 AM





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QUOTE (kilgore @ 3.Jul.2020, 02:58 AM) *
Yeah, skiing in the Alps or the Pyrenees (actual mountains with actual slopes) is completely unheard of.

The point was if the temp is never below 10 degrees at whatever tropical sun blessed location it was, there wouldn't be any snow.

Of course there are ski places elsewhere, 100s if thrm. Although because of variable snow seasons in the alps ?re is the standard reserve venue on the world cup circuit was they have snow and can put together an event at short notice.
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Posted on: 1.Jul.2020, 06:33 AM





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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 1.Jul.2020, 03:27 AM) *
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704

A new virus is brewing in China...where else...they seem to be a breeding ground for all that is nasty in this world lately...

What if this one gets "out" too, a double whammy from Hell...

Does anybody here know of a (new illness) pandemic originating in the Western world and going east to China???

Swine flu is thought to originate in Mexico. Aids and Ebola in Africa. Zika virus ? Don't know.

The western anti vaxers needlessly cause almost unheard of conditions to proliferate again.
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QUOTE (Gimp @ 1.Jul.2020, 02:00 AM) *
Not anymore... but never did I say that it is in use now. I said where it came from. It is incorrectly thought to have come from the US

Charles Wredford Brown. That and kids making slang of long words and adding er to the end. Just like rugger.
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Posted on: 30.Jun.2020, 08:16 PM





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No one says soccer in the UK. Footie is the normal phrases.
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Posted on: 30.Jun.2020, 07:46 PM





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QUOTE (Gimp @ 30.Jun.2020, 04:22 PM) *
And they are all the same, right skogsbo, so why even have a Northern Ireland anyway????????

I didn't say they were the same, although technically they are. Human. Everything else is what is condition into their heads.

It is changing for the better, every election, some old guard hardliner religious nutter politician retires or dies, they are usually replaced by someone younger, more liberal, more worldly and open minded. Gay marriage, abortion etc.. legalised. The mere mention of the words would have had you whipped 50 ago years on either side of the border!!

And why have NI anyway... I suggest you read your history and then you understand the politics there better.
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Posted on: 30.Jun.2020, 11:24 AM





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Looking at the comments from a few here, I'd suggest most have very little idea of what the different sides of NI and Ireland want or wanted, how they've thought over the years and even some if the root causes of the disputes at different stages through the last few hundred years. What 99.9% of the population want is peace, they aren't bothered by an imaginary line that is used to stoke hatred by minorities on both sides, religion doesn't bother them either, as long as they can live and travel around life is good.
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Posted on: 29.Jun.2020, 08:40 PM





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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 29.Jun.2020, 07:25 PM) *
The two are interchangeable in most people's minds in the same way people class West Germany pre-1991 as Germany when talking about it.

It's one of those 'gotcha' questions. How many World Cups have Germany won? One, but everyone classes the tournaments won by West Germany as being won by Germany.

Our rowenta made in West Germany toaster is still going strong. Amazing really, as a new one wouldn't likely last a fraction as long.

Yeah Russia and ussr aren't vastly different. Just the means by which Putin wishes to exert control and influence that differs.
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QUOTE (Grommet @ 28.Jun.2020, 07:20 AM) *
is still very much talked about, to this day, by young and old alike.

Primarily by disgruntled folk no longer in sweden, but still grinding their axe for whatever reason.
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Posted on: 28.Jun.2020, 06:32 AM





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I'd just like to report the lakes are around 25c, it's way to nice to be arguing about Finland.
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