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Old 24.10.2014, 14:25
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Re: Swiss Border Controls

Anyone been in Milano Centrale station lately? I was there last month, part of the station is now reserved for Syrian refugees. It is staffed by Italian volunteers who provide support to refugee families.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...l-station.html
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Old 24.10.2014, 14:34
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Re: Swiss Border Controls

BR Sommaruga not happy about Italy's refugee registration and procedures:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/minister...ekers/41049884
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Old 24.10.2014, 14:53
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Anyone been in Milano Centrale station lately? I was there last month, part of the station is now reserved for Syrian refugees. It is staffed by Italian volunteers who provide support to refugee families.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...l-station.html
It must be recent, I have been there 5 weeks ago and it was empty. I think it will soon be more places and hope that Europe is already sufficiently ready to cope. Not sure why conflicts seem distant to some when they always influence all of us.
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Old 24.10.2014, 15:00
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It must be recent, I have been there 5 weeks ago and it was empty. I think it will soon be more places and hope that Europe is already sufficiently ready to cope. Not sure why conflicts seem distant to some when they always influence all of us.
It's quite a large station. Are you really sure that it was empty? Here's another link to a description of the situation there (with photos)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...e-9717313.html

"Part of Milano Centrale resembles a refugee camp. Bottles of water are handed out by aid workers beneath huge screens advertising Dolce & Gabbana clothes. A humanitarian helpdesk offers advice. A shuttle service to a nearby camp is swamped. Outside the station newsagents, a Save The Children play area has been erected, where children play on foam mats and colour pictures."
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Old 24.10.2014, 15:19
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Switzerland isn't in EU, the Grenzwachkorps can check anything: DL, car registration, ID, permits ...

They have more rights than cantonal policemen.

Btw most Swiss are against Schengen.
About "Btw most Swiss are against Schengen" In fact a majority of Swiss voted for it!
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Old 24.10.2014, 15:27
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Re: Swiss Border Controls

We know Italy is getting flooded, and their EU comrades are trying not to make eye contact with Italy. But where are they trying to send the refugees to?


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About "Btw most Swiss are against Schengen" In fact a majority of Swiss voted for it!
They didn't mean this kind of Shengen, they meant the other kind of Shengen.

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Old 24.10.2014, 15:45
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The OP is Italian according to his introduction btw.
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Old 24.10.2014, 16:26
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They didn't mean this kind of Shengen, they meant the other kind of Shengen.
Ah, all those benefits Schengen would bring. What were they again?
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Old 24.10.2014, 16:36
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Ah, all those benefits Schengen would bring. What were they again?
Wait, wait, wait Schengen? I thought it was Shenzen and it would bring us better Chinese restaurants. Next time I will read the ballot before I cast my vote.

PS: In November there will be a vote about free Popsicles. I like that one.
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I thought it was Shenzen and it would bring us better Chinese restaurants.
I can see that now... Chinese immigration for skilled workers based on the fact that it is infeasible for a Swiss/EU/EFTA national to cook good Chinese food.

Don't scowl at me... besides, I'm part Chinese...
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Old 24.10.2014, 16:52
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Don't scowl at me... besides, I'm part Chinese...
Have you thought about opening a restaurant?
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Old 24.10.2014, 17:12
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I can see that now... Chinese immigration for skilled workers based on the fact that it is infeasible for a Swiss/EU/EFTA national to cook good Chinese food.
Seriously, isn't that already the case?
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Old 24.10.2014, 17:16
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Have you thought about opening a restaurant?
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I'll get back to you.

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Seriously, isn't that already the case?
Beats me... depends on how much the voting majority would want good Chinese food.

Certainly here in the canteens at EPFL, you can get away with anything as long as it contains rice and you charge no more than CHF 10 per plate + bread + side salad.
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Beats me... depends on how much the voting majority would want good Chinese food.

Certainly here in the canteens at EPFL, you can get away with anything as long as it contains rice and you charge no more than CHF 10 per plate + bread + side salad.
What is it that you are studying?
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What is it that you are studying?
I'm a researcher (postdoc) in Chemical Engineering.

Turns out in the small team of five of us working on these specific set of projects, except for my boss (professor), the rest of us are non-Swiss. One is from EU/EFTA, the rest of us are third country nationals.

For whatever it is worth, I have never been asked yet to produce my passport or any other identification. I have had to produce a residence attestation (for obvious procedural reasons) and had my transport tickets inspected three times, but that's it.
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I'm a researcher (postdoc) in Chemical Engineering.
Yeah yeah, whatever.

Once you are done, I'll have a Kung Po Chicken, Egg Fried rice, prawn crackers and 4 bottle of Tsingtao

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Yeah yeah, whatever.

Once you are done, I'll have a Kung Po Chicken, Egg Fried rice, prawn crackers and 4 bottle of Tsingtao

No MSG, OK lah*?

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Yeah yeah, whatever.

Once you are done, I'll have a Kung Po Chicken, Egg Fried rice, prawn crackers and 4 bottle of Tsingtao

Yep, I was just gonna say.. In my humble experience, all chemists cook. So, SofBed, open up a resto, especially if it is in LS. And even more if it is MSG free. And offers competitive prices for fellow cheapo researchers. Merci.
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