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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 23.Oct.2013, 07:49 PM





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QUOTE (oddsock @ 17.Oct.2013, 11:25 AM) *
I received an e-mail that I should pick up my package. This despite me putting my WORK ADDRESS as the delivery address, where I am present during all working hours and where packages of ALL SIZES are accepted by the reception. Apparently, Posten just couldn't be bothered.

Door-to-door delivery is only available if you explicitly pay for it.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #821091 · Replies: 45 · Views: 13,670

Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 10.Oct.2013, 12:10 AM





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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 7.Oct.2013, 01:42 PM) *
why buy a saloon or hatch, they are just as long in a garage, but with less space inside. Doesn't make sense to buy anything other than a estate. smile.gif

Anyone who has had kids knows that a typical hatchback car boot is nearly full the minute the buggy goes in.

Yes, this is the correct answer. A station wagon and a sedan of the same model share the same base. The curb weight and fuel consumption does not differ much, so why buy a sedan when you can buy a similar, more practical car, with much more interior space. In particular it is good for families; try getting a stroller into a sedan...

If you are worried about fuel consumption you buy a compact car (yaris, golf, etc), not a regular sedan. But then you cannot carry much else than yourself and your passengers, so forget about taking the family to the holiday house or going skiing.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #820062 · Replies: 11 · Views: 5,525

Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 5.Oct.2013, 12:09 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 2.Oct.2013, 07:45 PM) *
While the AFA see's itself as a political group.
I am more so concerned in regards to extremest sites that are becoming ever more popular and accepted as ok in Sweden.

Everyone has the right to an opinion.
But whats interesting to see is the lean in Swedish society towards a political extreme.

Blame it on the mainstream media's complete avoidance of any uncomfortable opinions.
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #819667 · Replies: 17 · Views: 7,532

Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 5.Oct.2013, 12:05 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 2.Oct.2013, 07:26 PM) *
Now a far right news site will get subsides.
Starting with 1.9 million.

What a nice way to see our taxes spent. angry.gif

http://www.metro.se/nyheter/presstod-till-...pZghjjAkNkqXTQ/

Considering that the far left rag Expo gets subsidies it quite fair..
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #819666 · Replies: 17 · Views: 7,532

Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 3.Oct.2013, 09:46 PM





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The sentence does not really make much sense in Swedish...
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Posted on: 3.Oct.2013, 09:23 PM





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If you live in Sweden you are obliged to pay Swedish tax and your employer is obliged to pay Swedish social security contributions for you, no matter where the employer is located. However, if I remember correctly, foreign employers without permanent establishment in Sweden pay reduced social security. Also, your employer should not pay UK payroll tax.

Of course, if you do not register as a resident in Sweden the tax office will not know about your existence, but then you will not get a social security number (personnummer) which can make everyday life quite difficult, as some posters can attest to. Technically, if you spend more than 50% of your time in Sweden you are still liable to pay Swedish tax and SS, even if you don't register as a resident.

If you don't need the money while in Sweden, an option would be to create a UK Ltd. and bill your employer. To reduce Swedish tax you simply only pay yourself a modest salary while living in Sweden. The remaining money you can later withdraw when you are back in the UK and subject to UK taxation.

Also, there is tons of deductions you can make in both scenarios, so you should really talk to an expert. I have used these guys before, and I think they are excellent: http://www.skattepunkten.se/?q=en/node/3
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Posted on: 30.Sep.2013, 11:24 PM





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QUOTE (omerkay @ 30.Sep.2013, 08:25 PM) *
Is there any maximum limit on how much money (in a month or year) can one send outside of EU?

No.

QUOTE (omerkay @ 30.Sep.2013, 08:25 PM) *
Should I inform skateverket?

No need to. Skatteverket does not care about money going out of the country; only money going in.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 28.Sep.2013, 03:54 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 28.Sep.2013, 01:17 AM) *
It's been a good twelve years since I have lived in Stockholm.

But having lived abroad, and come back to Sweden. The changes in violence are like night and day from when I was here last. As for reporting, a murder in the press was quite rare. Since A punch usually didn't do it. And normally people would get beat up by door staff. But today their is a shooting nearly every other day or some type of nasty violent crime or murder.

No, the changes aren't that big; it is just you getting old, spending time in front of TV, papers and internet instead of having fun.

In fact deadly violence has been decreasing the last 20 years. Some types of crimes are more common now than before, and some types are less common. Gun crime has increased, knife crime has decreased. Theft and robbery has decreased, sexual assault has increased. Murder has decreased. However, reporting by media and to the police has increased.
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #819031 · Replies: 7 · Views: 4,516

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Posted on: 26.Sep.2013, 11:01 PM





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Cycling is allowed on all roads (except highways) unless there is a sign saying that it's not. Cycling on the sidewalk is forbidden.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #818883 · Replies: 69 · Views: 22,075

Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 26.Sep.2013, 08:20 PM





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Unlike the plumbing, to renovate the bathrooms is not considered maintenance work. If one member opposes such a renovation then the board needs to call for a vote, and two thirds of the votes are needed for the proposition to pass. Also, the decision needs to be approved by Hyresnämnden (official judicial authority).
  Forum: Legal · Post Preview: #818871 · Replies: 9 · Views: 5,722

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Posted on: 22.Sep.2013, 05:50 PM





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The employer needs one month of notification if you quit your job. During that time the law only states that the employer cannot force you to take out vacation, not the opposite.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #818374 · Replies: 7 · Views: 10,847

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Posted on: 22.Sep.2013, 01:03 PM





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QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 13.Sep.2013, 08:45 AM) *
To ensure that workers do take time off rather than the money, the general rule is that you can not get pay in leu of holidays. In my wife's company, if you do not use your holidays by 31st March, you loose them.

That is illegal. You always have the right to either save some vacation days or to get monetary compensation. This is not governed by unions but by the law. However, it does not apply to all vacation days, only one week per year out of the five weeks guaranteed. On termination of your contract you do however have the right to get monetary compensation for all of your earned vacation.

To the OP: One way or another you have the right to your earned vacation days, either as vacation or as money. There is no requirement that you work the whole period required to collect the days. If you quit or get laid off before that period you are still entitled to the vacation you have earned so far.

You employment will end the date you decide with your employer, and you either get money or vacation before that date.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #818349 · Replies: 7 · Views: 10,847

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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 11:01 AM





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A personnummer belongs to you as a person and is never deactivated, so when you are back in the country your should have the same number.
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:56 AM





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Thanks! Just trying to be of help...
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:53 AM





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It may make a difference on how to calculate how much you are able to afford to pay. Also, since it is expensive for you to travel to visit the child, it may affect the amount.
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:45 AM





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If you are unemployed you should contact Försäkringskassan to calculate the amount you need to pay http://www.forsakringskassan.se/sprak/eng

Since your income is low the other parent should receive underhållstöd from the government instead. You are not expected to pay if you cannot afford it.

Here you have an explanation on how it works: http://www.forsakringskassan.se/sprak/eng/...lGTjFCTExJODk3/
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:34 AM





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Child benefit or support is a semantic question. In Sweden there are three types of support:

1. Barnbidrag. Paid by the government to the caretaker. At present 1050 SEK per month per child. Every caretaker receives this amount.
2. Underhållsbidrag. Paid by the other parent to the caretaking parent. This amount is negotiable between the parents.
3. Undehållsstöd. Paid by the government to the caretaker if the non-caretaker cannot afford to pay the caretaker at least 1273 SEK/month in underhållsbidrag.

Point 2 and 3 above means that the caretaker is guaranteed at least 1273SEK/m from either the other parent or the government.

When negotiating the amount in step 2, remember that underhållsbidrag should only pay for the expenses of the child, not the parent. Alimony does not exist in Sweden.
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Posted on: 15.Sep.2013, 05:51 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 15.Sep.2013, 03:49 PM) *

Yes, I know that the format is tabloid, like most newspapers nowadays. But when you say that you read something in a tabloid, you mean something entirely different.
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 15.Sep.2013, 12:28 PM) *
I have only seen the national swedish tabloids for reference.
I havent seen anything on the TV news, such as SVT.

Could you or anyone else confirm the manner in which this party is described via the state broadcast channels?

As I would like to know how this group is described in from so called independent sources.

Just effing google it.

Also, DN is not a tabloid. Aftonbladet and Expressen are tabloids.
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Posted on: 14.Sep.2013, 02:31 PM





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QUOTE (AgeOfReason @ 14.Sep.2013, 03:22 PM) *
Just an exit from the Schengen agreement would suffice, then stricter border and customs controls would be possible for Sweden. The issue today is that in the schengen agreement with regards passing across borders "...speed must not reduce as a result of control facilities", which means it is not possible to conduct thorough customs checks as that would slow down the flow across the border.

Customs checks are a chimera anyway. They have never been remotely efficient to stop anything illegal to pass the border.
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I don't think parenting has changed much. If so only for the better compared to the happy-go-lucky parents of the 80s/90s.

Neither do I think crimes of passion are more common now than 20 years ago.

Muggings, robbery and shootings have increased though, and here I think the increasing ghettofication (immigration combined with poverty and social injustice) is much to blame.
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That was not gang related but it is also not a part of the latest "wave" of shootings. Of the 42 shootings in Gothenburg this year only a few are non-gang related. Of the 7 dead I think only one was not affiliated to criminal gangs. That one was a crime of passion.
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 14.Sep.2013, 12:16 PM) *
Also didn't I read that armed forces were to supply helicopter support to the police?
Would that be only in an observational role?

Sweden has no attack helicopters so the only role a helicopter can play is to observe and transport. The police would then rent the helo with pilot from the armed forces. The armed forces are not allowed to do policing themselves.

But I do wonder why they would need to rent a helicopter since the police in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö already have their own fleet of helicopters which are quite sufficient.

EDIT: The police will rent helicopter transport capacity from the armed forces for the police anti-terrorist force.
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 14.Sep.2013, 12:14 PM) *
Is the large majority of violence really gang violence?
I can imagine that in regards to some gun specific crime.

The latest gun violence is without any doubt related to criminal fractions fighting each other. That is why you have outbursts with several shootings in a very short period.

Regular muggings and drunken assaults are generally not related to the criminal networks causing the shootings.
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QUOTE (dott @ 13.Sep.2013, 03:03 PM) *
I failed my driving test. Made very serious mistake at the very beginning and was too stressed overall. sad.gif

My test route was through this place http://goo.gl/maps/ptKMj
Is it a kind of roundabout?

Eco driving with automatic transmission car - how should i handle this?

My non Eu driving license expired couple days ago. What is the fine if i get caught without valid driving license?

No, this is not a roundabout since there are no roundabout signs. It is just a speedbump.

If you at some point failed to stop at a stop sign or blew a red light it means an automatic fail.
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