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skogsbo
Posted on: 9.Jul.2019, 09:49 PM





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Have you applied for any form of residency?
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skogsbo
Posted on: 9.Jul.2019, 12:22 PM





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QUOTE (avar @ 9.Jul.2019, 07:12 AM) *
Hmmm, does this mean both of you never went out of sweden ohmy.gif
I guess without residence permit card you cannot come back to Sweden?

If you have a passport from any eu country you can freely travel in and out of sweden.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 9.Jul.2019, 07:10 AM





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It won't matter.

I arrived in 2011 and got permanent straight away. I've only ever had the letter, nothing else.

Last August I applied for citizenship, all done within a month. You've been here years, provided you have paid your tax, not defaulted on debt or accrued a criminal record, your case is quick and easy work for migration. Don't delay stick it in today!!
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skogsbo
Posted on: 26.Jun.2019, 12:16 PM





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If tou have a contract wouldn't that make you self employed?

If you want to have a car, mobile etc in sweden you'll find it easier with a personal number.

Plus there is Brexit to consider and your rights to be a migrant worker.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 17.Jun.2019, 06:04 PM





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I think the days of biker gangs controlling organised crime in sweden ended 20 years ago. It's the ground of eastern European, Balkans and Baltic state folk.
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #943281 · Replies: 13 · Views: 5,127

skogsbo
Posted on: 10.Jun.2019, 05:52 AM





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Eu passport and the cost is paid for by your homeland.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 7.Jun.2019, 03:55 PM





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Just search online for those with 24hr reception desks.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #943199 · Replies: 1 · Views: 1,033

skogsbo
Posted on: 4.Jun.2019, 08:38 PM





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They'll just count how many days you were not in sweden. Deduct it from how long since you first arrived. If this is more than 5 years (5*365) you'll qualify, at least on time in sweden.

https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Pri...-in-Sweden.html

You are a resident when you are physically in sweden.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 23.May.2019, 08:09 PM





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I'd use your reasonably fluent Swedish to contact the governing body covering that sector of nursing? Without them recognising your UK qualification anything else is just speculation.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 23.May.2019, 10:33 AM





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QUOTE (cootje1976 @ 23.May.2019, 01:34 AM) *
Let me then elaborate:

If you move to sweden having already worked elsewhere you will have two pensions and need to understand the tax agreements between those two countries.
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Posted on: 22.May.2019, 05:26 PM





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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 22.May.2019, 03:55 PM)
But only 11 state funded Muslim schools. Will it be enough?

Irrelevant.

All religious schools will be forced to close. It was pledged by all parties some time ago before the election and I think they've already been given their notice. So no kids get a religious indoctrination of any flavour at school. They can convert to a free school, but can't have any religious slant in lessons or non curricular activities etc.

Curiously, those that complained most were the Christian happy clappers.
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #943014 · Replies: 2 · Views: 1,443

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Posted on: 22.May.2019, 04:46 PM





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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 22.May.2019, 03:07 PM) *
"then the British forces and local resistance would have destroyed the factories and transport lines"

The Yanks wanted to bomb Piteå and other locations but Churchill wouldn't permit it, presumably due to them also needing ore.

Bombing of Rjukan was to take out heavy water production at the electrical plant, to remove a key ingredient required by Heisenberg to build the bomb.

As the cowardly Swedes shook in their boots, whilst counting their profits, the rest of the world joined forces to do something against Hitler.

The Soviets paid the highest price of all, >20 million dead.

I am happy to be able to say Canada also did its part and I for one am grateful for the sacrifices made.

The British and norwegian resistance all took out norwegian ports and other factories not just heavy water plants. The grand father of a friend here was in the resistance around rjukan. The reality of what happened is a bit grim compared to the old movies. Norwegian tv did a good programme about it a couple of years ago.

Would agree with you, the Soviets paid in blood, there is no doubt there.

It's strange because just how ruthless and evil the Japanese were, doesn't seem to carry the same stigma today that Nazi Germany still does. Whilst the Japanese didn't have a cleansing programme, they had zero respect for another nations military or civilians as prisoners etc..

Off back to the UK next week and by coincidence we have time for a few hours at the imperial war museum in Manchester. Chance to give the kids a more round view of the world.
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Posted on: 22.May.2019, 12:34 PM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 22.May.2019, 10:18 AM) *
????

You think the allies raiding and bombing Sweden would have been a good idea?

Uh, no.

There were diplomatic attempts, blockades, and threats of prolonged blockades all to get the Swedes to stop making so many concessions to the nazis and slow down their iron ore supply... eventually, EVENTUALLY, they slowed down... well past the threat of nazi invasion.

If the allied forces needed to, they would and did. Lots of civilians died elsewhere, and as I said they struck in other Nordic nations when they had to. The human losses in south east Europe where they fought for access for oil shows this. Also if sweden was so critical there was nothing stopping Stalin marching right across Finland and into sweden. You making sweden out to be a lynch pin when it certainly wasn't.
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Posted on: 22.May.2019, 07:40 AM





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If Sweden's actions were making a critical difference then the British forces and local resistance would have destroyed the factories and transport lines. Just as they did in Norway, with multiple raids on Rjukan, various factories and several ports(where ports or towns were temporarily captured) along the west coast, some civilian casualties were considered acceptable due to the critical need to stop production.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 20.May.2019, 06:59 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 19.May.2019, 08:38 PM) *
But how about their actions concerning the war, after the war?

You still don’t get it.

Being honest with oneself is necessary to be honest to others.

You mean countries change their own rules to suit themselves?

The same country that lobbied for sanctions on sweden in 1944, had no issue using brutal middle East or north african dictators in the 60, 70, 80s but then invaded most of them 20 years later!
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Posted on: 19.May.2019, 08:03 AM





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Cootje... there are no excuses for Nazis or the racist events of ww2, but the phrase the winners write the history books makes finding out all the detail much harder.

Curiously Germany has just paid out compensation to Chileans who suffered in former Nazis cult camps there after ww2. I'm sure there are or were more lurking in south America. There must have been plenty Nazi supporters dotted around the world to enable their escape there.
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Posted on: 18.May.2019, 06:44 PM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 18.May.2019, 02:31 PM) *
Perhaps the a bomb wouldn’t have been dropped if Sweden stopped supplying the Nazis with vital resources... prior to 1944...

Flaw... the bombs were dropped Japan.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 18.May.2019, 06:33 AM





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Gjeebes I don't think there was anything covert about ball bearing transport... it was known.. just like the iron ore. But, just because the political class made a decision 70-80 years ago mean that a person born decades after agrees with it.

If you wrote a list of nations who ignored all the warning signs and even sat on their hands for a year or two, it wouldn't just include sweden!

I'm no defender of Sweden's track record on ww2 but they were vastly different times globally. US and UK political and business elite were still having dinner parties in Berlin when Germany marched across Poland.
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Posted on: 17.May.2019, 07:05 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 17.May.2019, 05:04 AM) *
Yea, cool. What is your point? Why do you always speak from a point of inferiority? No one here is saying or implying America is superior.

Now how about Sweden’s actions during ww2 and the repercussions of telling and teaching in school to successive generations of swedes that they were always the good guy?

I think all Swedes are well aware of what their history is.

Perhaps the argument is they are less bad than other nations?
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Posted on: 16.May.2019, 09:45 PM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 16.May.2019, 04:53 PM) *
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Like it or not, the USA needs Europe as military launch pad and surveillance base(menwith hill and flyingdales). Be it radar and listening stations or air forces. The same with common wealth islands or French territory in the Indian ocean and other places. Or Cyprus. It needs these safe havens closer to Russia and China as part of its defence programme. The USA base on Diego Garcia is UK territory on long lease to the USA etc.. some times defence is mutually beneficial.
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Posted on: 16.May.2019, 10:47 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 16.May.2019, 08:21 AM) *
Hahaha. Are you incapable of being critical towards Sweden?

It’s hilarious how many are proving the point of the article.

American people care more about what’s going on in their own country and try to solve their own social issues.

Sweden cares more about what’s wrong in other countries rather than addressing their own issues... because they are good swedes, incapable of wrongdoing.

Do some research and learn why America became the superpower it is today... it has a little something to do with saving Europe from being destroyed. Just a little.

You are American aren't you?

Don't get so wound up. All nationalities will defend their home nation, but happily criticise it amongst each other.

Be it ww2, Vietnam, Iraq or Iran again the USA does nothing for the benefit of others, there is always a selfish end goal. Which is fine, why not, but also lets not pretend otherwise.

It's was pretty clear in the late 30s and certainly 40s that there was a massive global rise in communism and facism. Had the USA stayed out of Europe, north America would have eventually become the only continent that was essentially free and democratic. Japan, ussr, Germany were all prepared to sacrifice millions of their population in battle to rule the world. Also Germany's rocketry was advancing rapidly, if they developed a functioning nuclear bomb it would be game over. So again, the USA didn't care about freeing Paris etc.. it was pure self interest. It worked out well for Europe as well of course. Even the post war loans to Europe the usa gave after ww2 were with interest, they weren't losing out through their charity and also got to use Europe as buffer between them and ussr.
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QUOTE (simontnms115 @ 16.May.2019, 06:41 AM) *
Americans are quick to point the finger outward at all the wrong in the world that they swoop in to make better or are a shining example of “how it should be”.

If they ever pointed the finger at themselves they would be devastated. And since their national identity rests in a lie, they would crumble... as they are.

FTFY
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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 15.May.2019, 09:15 AM) *
That’s the point of the article... that since World War Two Sweden has created a false identity for themselves and since then they try to keep the lie afloat with their virtue signaling moral compass of the world bullshit.

Or USA as the policeman of the world. They've started as many fights themselves as they have resolved.
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I know many Swedes the same age as me who are deeply ashamed of what their ancestors did, or stood by to allow others to do. One is half norwegian and his grand father was involved in the sabotage of the heavy water plants at rjukan. So you can't label a whole society.

I think of those who were conditioned into supporting Nazism in the 1940s... how many knew what was happening in the camps in Poland? That was then, now of course there is no excuse for sympathizing.

Then of course every country has it's holocaust deniers, those who latch onto Nazism because they see it matching their current anti migrant ideals. I expect the eu elections will see a heavy swing to the far right, often bizarrely in countries who suffered most when the Nazis invaded.

You could change Trumps wording about Mexicans to jews and it wouldn't be out of place at a 1930s Nazi rally.
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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 15.May.2019, 06:17 AM) *
I’m curious who will defend Sweden after reading this... or who will say “ Sweden was never prosecuted for war crimes in ww2 so they did nothing wrong”... I wonder who will say that????

I think a line has been drawn under it, for all apart from those directly responsible. Exceedingly few of which are still alive. After most people would be happy to have a vw car etc. There might be a few old Nazis lurking in Argentina but the chances of getting them to the Hague are sadly next to zero.

That's war in a pre digital age, most people never know what was happening until after.
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