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1 post, 11:06 today
Reference Check
Started by: jvia · 19.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
13 posts, 10:52 today
English Car Insurance Question
You need to go online to Stuart Collins. Full year EU and Swiss insurance no matter the length of stay in EU or if you are registered somewhere other than UK. I had this on my car for 1yr before selling my car in the summer holidays in…
Started by: AlmostLinear · 18.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 10:48 today
Good electrician in the Rotkreuz area?
Started by: Tom1234 · 19.May.2019 · Housing in general
28 posts, 10:41 today
Halogen bulb ban
The landlord of our fairly large development arranged for the halogen lights in all of the kitchens to be replaced with LED ones back in January. We didn't ask for this or have to pay for it. I assumed the landlord was required to do this…
Started by: Dan M · 16.May.2019 · Housing in general
7 posts, 10:22 today
Adliswil get-together
Catching up sounds like a good thing, although there aren't many spaces to just hang out. The Migros restaurant is one place, I guess, as is Pizzeria Flora (the bar/restaurant in the Adliswil station building). If you're up for a short…
Started by: PPB85 · 7.May.2019 · Social events
3 posts, 10:17 today
New insurance coverage, need to cancel old…
Started by: ChocolateSoyMilk · 19.May.2019 · Insurance
1 post, 10:12 today
Incorporating Biotech Startup
Started by: jvia · 19.May.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
10 posts, 10:05 today
Where to buy a Swiss watch?
How about, and this is crazy I know... doing a bit of online research before going to a dealer? You can Google "best watches under X dollars" and see a ton of styles and advice to help you form an idea of what kind of watch you are…
Started by: Vietnamalan · 18.May.2019 · Other/general
6 posts, 09:24 today
Accident Insurance problem abroad
When I had an inguinal hernia, the doctor explained that it needed fixing, but it wasn't an emergency. You can survive with a hernia indefinitely (if not comfortably). It only becomes a medical emergency (and indeed a very serious one), if…
Started by: ConnorHughes · 19.May.2019 · Insurance
8 posts, 09:11 today
Hello
Hi, and welcome! Good luck with the job search - you can sometimes find good tips in the EF. Also, you can find friends on the EF as well - just head over to the social events, commerical events, or the sport, fitness, etc sections of the…
Started by: Newtozh · 18.May.2019 · Introductions
11 posts, 09:06 today
Holiday Apartment Purchase
This has a strong effect on the price especially on older apartments. There are a few apartments built in the 70s coming on to the market now as the original owners can't or don't want to put in the money to upgrade. Items to check…
Started by: Graham S · 17.May.2019 · Housing in general
12 posts, 07:06 today
Releasing medical notes
The more I think about this the more outraged I get. I've sent an enquiry to the Gesundheitsdirektion asking what OP's rights are, what can be done, and what the supervising body will do to stop this egregious abuse of power.
Started by: dragoneiric · 16.May.2019 · Family matters/health
12 posts, 01:56 today
Kindergarten 2 children
I'm sure the poster means childcare, not kindergarten. 2500 for babies under 19 months and 2100 for toddlers over 19 months is a good estimate if you are happy to not have anything fancy (such as a place advertising themselves as…
Started by: DreddyFreddy · 17.May.2019 · Education
8 posts, 22:17 yesterday
Neuchatel English Speaking Women's Meetup
My family has returned to the States! When is the next book club meeting and do you know the name of the book? Also, I’m free most weekdays (Tuesday/Thursday) I have French class though. Let’s all grab a coffee!!
Started by: Aricci · 10.Dec.2018 · Daily life
19 posts, 22:14 yesterday
Yallo sale again. 10gb,calls, texts 19f/month
swisscom are offering 40f a month to convert payg to contract 1 year. unlimited everything calls/text/data in swiss and 40GB data eu countries. did not see to bad.. guess they are getting more desperate to open new lines.
Started by: freeburgh · 1.Apr.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 21:59 yesterday
Tax rate and basis on unemployment benefits…
No you asked for a formal calculation & you got one. Assumed expenses on the tax you pay are large so depending on your actual expenses & the village you live in your expenses were less so you pay more tax.
Started by: neutralname · 16.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
69 posts, 21:58 yesterday
Such idiots in Swiss politics-Ueli Maurer
The president of the USA isn't elected by the people either, otherwise Mrs. Clinton would be president now. Besides that, the President of the Swiss Confederation has no more competence than other members of the Federal Council. The…
Started by: omtatsat · 28.Apr.2014 · Complaints corner
25 posts, 21:49 yesterday
Does Switzerland need missiles?
I freedived (freedove?) both of them, even going into the P31 once. The government was seriously contemplating to fly the Mig29´s as Luftwaffe assets and the Russians offered to keep them in spare parts and upgrades. Don´t think the…
Started by: omtatsat · 16.May.2019 · Swiss politics/news
38 posts, 21:16 yesterday
Being asked to transfer 2nd pillar while at RAV
Yes, but at Raiffeisen, your Libor mortgage is either for 3 years or 5 years, within which the floating rate is charged for 3/6 month period. If you cancel your mortgage with 1 year of the contract left, you have to pay 1.2% on top of…
Started by: ellesfah · 21.Aug.2018 · Insurance
1 post, 19:28 yesterday
Trailing spouses
Started by: rainer_d · 18.May.2019 · Daily life
40 posts, 18:57 yesterday
Work Injury / Suing Employer
I'd say it means you need to put that person on ignore and not engage. Unless it's a mod, then you're stuffed. ;) There is no need for some of the personal attacks that go back-and-forth here. Argue the point, not the person.…
Started by: esto · 16.May.2019 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 18:04 yesterday
Is the Sihlcity car park busy on Saturday…
Started by: Tom1234 · 18.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 15:03 yesterday
Deductions (Non-EU) with multiple employers
Started by: swisspea · 18.May.2019 · Employment
9 posts, 14:51 yesterday
Where can I buy cosmetic brands like Clinique…
I'm sure I've seen Clinique in Mueller at least a few times, but it was a limited selection for a short sale. The discount wasn't great, but if it's that or go to Germany then I'll save my time. The Amavita pharmacy also sometimes…
Started by: Beletje · 17.May.2019 · Daily life
17 posts, 14:51 yesterday
Let's put together a list of furniture stores
I have quite a fest pieces from the Brocki. I generally find the Salvation Army one by Hardbrücke best. A bit pricier than other Brockis maybe but the stuff is also better. They deliver stuff home for a small extra fee. I bought a…
Started by: splishsplash · 11.Jan.2016 · Other/general
9 posts, 14:24 yesterday
Filing taxes as an American abroad
It doesn't hurt to file anyway, just to avoid gaps in filing periods and questions later if/when you do file again. Does he hold a green card? If so, he may need to file as well. If he doesn't have a green card, she should file as…
Started by: IronAngle · 16.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
13 posts, 14:22 yesterday
Dealing with injury
You always carry on. Seems like the end of the world now but you will pick up something else. Injury does in the end limit what we can do and many of us have been down the path. Don’t worry, you’ll find another sport, we all do.
Started by: Rebekkah · 7.May.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
13 posts, 14:19 yesterday
Transfer of unemployment benefits to EU
Of course not. Just because you are not being paid does not mean you don’t have to turn up for your regular meetings with the RAV councilor etc... or are you planning to fly back and fourth for each meeting and do the same if they…
Started by: iam · 15.Apr.2019 · Employment
7 posts, 13:19 yesterday
SwissPass and Halbtax
When you buy your Halbtax card you get a special receipt that doubles as a valid card until the real one arrives in the post, a few days later. Regarding auto-renewal, this should be explained at the time of purchase. You get money off…
Started by: Graham S · 17.May.2019 · Transportation/driving
31 posts, 09:56 yesterday
Large hypermarkets/supermarkets in France
If you want to go to a big grocery store in Saint-Louis with public transportation, the LeClerc is the easiest to get to. You can take the 604 bus from Schifflande straight to it. No bus changes. There are two "discount" grocery stores…
Started by: Gillian1 · 12.May.2009 · Daily life
2 posts, 07:39 yesterday
Recommendations for Babysitter, Ticino
Started by: RASZ · 18.May.2019 · Housing in general
1 post, 01:25 yesterday
Recommendations for Cleaner Ticino, Lugano
Started by: RASZ · 18.May.2019 · Housing in general
34 posts, 01:19 yesterday
Recyling Tetra Pak
Just discovered at my local shop, after 3 years Aldi Swiss has stopped collecting and recycling tetrapak and others beverage cartons. Apparently they were recycling 70% packages coming from competitors stores. I must admit I've been part…
Started by: markalex · 6.Nov.2009 · Daily life
1 post, 01:06 yesterday
Sing, clap 'n snap! Free sneak peek music…
Started by: dianaburcea · 18.May.2019 · Commercial events
13 posts, 21:38 17.May.2019
Where can I buy food-grade plastic clamshells…
Didn't you say you need "in bulk". That's normally hundreds if not thousands. :eek: What a bad shitty deal. Here a local source which will deliver for a a tenth of that https://www.rausch-packa...
Started by: aixsyd · 16.May.2019 · Daily life
5 posts, 20:51 17.May.2019
Roche postdoc fellowship
Started by: fraisaorange · 12.Nov.2015 · Employment
33 posts, 20:27 17.May.2019
Recalculating - Neuveranlagung Quellensteur ZH
This week we got a reply from the Steuerrekursgericht and we "won". "Der Rekurs wird gutgeheissen" - so they will do a "Nachträgliche ordentliche Veranlagung", just as they do with the >120k income people. Furthermore, we got 200 francs…
Started by: erikdebest · 13.Dec.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 19:38 17.May.2019
Antique watch repair Zurich
I beg to differ. 24chf is not cheap for Manor quality. I changed my precious Rado battery at the authorised dealer (Kurz in Glattzentrum), professional watch master, for 20chf. It is with guarantee and without a single scratch.
Started by: venice · 20.May.2012 · Daily life
8 posts, 18:35 17.May.2019
Travelling to Australia alone with a child
And ask the airline(s) you are flying with. If you have all the documents and letters and never use them, you have lost nothing. But if you do ... Be particularly careful with the ME3 airlines.
Started by: Fidgety · 17.May.2019 · Other/general
4 posts, 18:12 17.May.2019
Tax return for temporary worker (< 1 year)…
Started by: limelemon · 14.May.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
The Local Switzerland
Swiss vote on tightening gun laws with EU relations in the balance

Swiss vote on tightening gun laws with EU relations in the balance

Switzerland votes on Sunday in a referendum on whether to bring the country's gun laws in line with EU legislation, as the government warns a 'No' vote could threaten relations with the bloc.

What you need to know about Switzerland’s crucial gun control referendum

What you need to know about Switzerland’s crucial gun control referendum

On Sunday, Switzerland is holding a referendum to decide whether the country should tighten its gun laws. Here we answer the key questions about the vote – and look at why the referendum is as much about Swiss relations with the European Union as it is about gun control.

In citizenship cases, Swiss direct democracy shows its cracks

In citizenship cases, Swiss direct democracy shows its cracks

Nancy Holten is annoying. She is so annoying in fact that residents of the small village in Switzerland she calls home voted, twice, to bar her from becoming Swiss.

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