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64 posts, 20:39 today
Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?
I was just pulling your leg ... Federer is a complete player who knows how to use his experience against 15 years younger opponent who although might be physically much fitter but lacks firstly the same experience level and…
Started by: sudeepta · 14.Oct.2014 · Football/sports
20 posts, 20:35 today
Car leasing calculator question
Dodg.yken, you seem to be quite savvy in this matter. Can you tell me, how is the lease calculated? Why, after using the comparis, moneyland and cashgate lease calculators, I end up with 3.8 instead of 1.9% of interest rates as advertised…
Started by: VizslaMoose · 2.Jun.2015 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 20:35 today
Hi Guys
Hi everybody, I arrived in Switzerland almost three years ago with my son. My partner was already in Switzerland. I would like to use this forum for finding information about Switzerland and maybe to give some if I can help…
Started by: CamilleM · 18.Mar.2018 · Introductions
2 posts, 20:29 today
Aircon installation
Started by: superpippo · 18.Mar.2018 · Housing in general
73 posts, 20:27 today
Which car as a weekend runner for up to 25k?
Toyota Hybrids were always naturally aspirated. Probably a budget decision. The main brand that now produces naturally aspirated cars is Mazda. ps. a 4 page thread for buying a thirteen in a dozen car is a bit too much drama in my…
Started by: Richdog · 28.Sep.2017 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 20:24 today
Paying Tax Monthly in Geneva
Started by: hotorange · 18.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
19 posts, 20:16 today
Change married name after moving to Switzerland
Thank you all for the helpful replies. My wife will now likely be getting a job offer soon so that combined with the fact her name can easily be changed later, cemented the decision to wait until after the move. We'll wait until spring…
Started by: MFS · 14.Aug.2017 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 20:15 today
Clarification on CH & US Taxes - Timing,…
Started by: RunnerGirl · 18.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
18 posts, 20:08 today
Tax at source rate increase for a couple…
Hi, I am in a similar situation than OP, but in this case living in Fribourg. Indeed I was going to suggest my wife to renounce the job offer she got until I came to this post. Would you have by any chance any link where this exemption…
Started by: arianemin · 6.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
35 posts, 20:07 today
50% of the top 10 drug capitals are in Switzerland…
These " grass" shops are springing up like the plague. Might as well just smoke the clippings when I mow the lawn next time. Alot cheaper than what these criminals want for their " grass ". Has anybody tried this stuff?
Started by: Markarina · 7.Mar.2018 · Daily life
7 posts, 19:51 today
Why no late night food?
You are in luck! I have spent many pleasant evenings in Lausanne, and often found myself in need of steaming victuals at four or five o' clock in the morning. Not many people know about it, but Sawney Bean's Long Pig Buffet is open 24…
Started by: Pulsaren · 18.Mar.2018 · Complaints corner
6 posts, 19:45 today
Moving a dog to Zurich - my story
Spinal, have you seen this interactive tool to determine what List 1 courses you need? Quite handy to confirm what should be done and by when: https://codex-hund.ch/hu... Put in your dog's breed (or mixes), date of birth, date entered…
Started by: Spinal · 16.Mar.2018 · Pet corner
18 posts, 19:33 today
I want to offer to buy the property I rent…
This is where the legal minefield is, and it may cost you a hell of a lot to protect your position on this. Our last apartment was also in a 1950's building of 6 apartments. The Swiss man we rented from owned the two front facing, lake…
Started by: Richdog · 17.Mar.2018 · Housing in general
15 posts, 19:29 today
Interlaken with Kids
We like to use the tourism service for the local town. They often know the best 'kid friendly' places to stay... https://muerren.swiss/en... We did stay at the Pension Sonneberg...it was quite an adventure as you have to take a little…
Started by: Dan M · 16.Mar.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
1 post, 19:18 today
Gravel bikes
Started by: Jamboree · 18.Mar.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
1 post, 19:13 today
Skiing rental equipment
Started by: Jamboree · 18.Mar.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
1 post, 18:46 today
Dentist Recommendation near Geneva ?
Started by: Prime · 18.Mar.2018 · Daily life
2 posts, 18:29 today
Registering a newborn’s birth - one parent…
Started by: qomototoro · 18.Mar.2018 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 18:23 today
Pension fund can I choose where it is invested?
Started by: maquiavelo · 17.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
8 posts, 18:11 today
Tax - education costs deductible?
I’m pregnant and fully supported by my husband at the moment and he needs to file his tax soon. I have been doing German language courses. Does anybody know if my German course fees are tax deductible? Thanks!
Started by: cdndave · 25.Nov.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 18:02 today
US tax - can I decide NOT to list NRA spouse…
Started by: M. Ploymi · 11.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 17:27 today
UK Oyster Card or Touch Credit Card
As you said, Oyster is good when you live in London. Otherwise it's way too much to deal with for people who travel to the city not very often. There are already too many cards, online registrations, login details, pins and other codes…
Started by: meister · 18.Mar.2018 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 17:21 today
Car accessories shop in Basel? :)
Started by: martin959 · 18.Mar.2018 · Transportation/driving
9 posts, 17:09 today
Generali Vision: online petition
Hallo Juls75, Chritin, GVAmumofone and others, I have also signed a Generali Vision contract and am looking for options on potentially trying to get out of it. I`d like to get in touch with you and others which had a similar experience to…
Started by: Reb77Br · 18.Jul.2013 · Finance/banking/taxation
45 posts, 17:08 today
What Hybrid Cars are Available in CH?
Range anxiety... I would rather ask: why the hell the federation is not subsidizing the greener solutions in the automotive market?? They start to bitch around about the diesel and yet they are not helping the citizens to hope…
Started by: esto · 21.Jun.2011 · Transportation/driving
49 posts, 16:30 today
Leaving Switzerland - keeping the bank account
Here's a table of fees charged by Swiss banks to account-holders who live outside of Switzerland. The dates of the information are given (not always 2018, yet) and for one's own current research, the links seem to be…
Started by: gsasha · 6.Oct.2010 · Leaving Switzerland
58 posts, 15:13 today
Drum n Bass a.k.a. jungle anyone?
There are fairly regular dnb nights on in Zurich - there are a couple of more liquid style nights on over Easter weekend: Hospitality Zurich with High Contrast @ X-TRA LSB and others @ Perle
Started by: JenniferD · 23.Oct.2007 · Entertainment & dining
7 posts, 14:52 today
Any electronic music lovers near Zürich?…
Hmm it depends what you're into I suppose! I tend to prefer mine on the grimier side ;) I've been to Zukunft, Hive, Härterei, Exil, Moods, Babette, Amboss Rampe ... I like them all - Amboss Rampe and Zukunft are pretty cool and…
Started by: saroohoo · 3.Nov.2017 · Entertainment & dining
41 posts, 14:43 today
Job offer: Should I negotiate?
I am baffled that people like you who hang around here so much and - if I remember correctly have pretty decent jobs - can come and write such pointless posts. Wow, so much vitriol just because a young man came here and asked for…
Started by: ChrisRonaldo · 16.Mar.2018 · Employment
10 posts, 14:10 today
Doing Taxes in Zurich Online
For deductible and non-deductible property maintenance costs, see pp. 16-17 at this link to the Ct. Aargau tax instructions: https://www.ag.ch/media/... For a further explanation of deductible and non-deductible property maintenance…
Started by: drjz · 24.Feb.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 13:49 today
Bedside table LIKE THIS ONE...
Started by: Swissy87 · 15.Mar.2018 · Items wanted
17 posts, 13:36 today
What to do when you see a neglected animal…
Good things do happen... Last week friends in Aarau were walking their dogs along the Aare. As they were rounding a bend a lone dog comes toward them, looking around, somewhat distressed. Sits down in front of my friends and looks at them…
Started by: Swisstobe · 15.Mar.2018 · Pet corner
2 posts, 12:58 today
Greeting, Indian erasmus student in Geneva…
Started by: rmajumdar · 18.Mar.2018 · Introductions
16 posts, 12:32 today
Banks that accept US citizens: postfinance-yes;…
Just to add some current data points - I am a US citizen and opened an account at Migros bank last year. There was some confusion when I opened the account but they "checked with their manager" and then found a way to make it work. Hmm,…
Started by: swinton · 12.Oct.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 11:51 today
Anyone got an Hyundai or Kia
Started by: robBob · 18.Mar.2018 · Transportation/driving
19 posts, 11:45 today
Ski lift in Georgia malfunctions and carnage…
I read that it was a Doppelmayr/Garaventa. One of the bigger players, if not the biggest. Certainly a common supplier here in CH. I also read that it had been inspected in Dec last year by CA international, which turns out to be a…
Started by: Richdog · 16.Mar.2018 · International affairs/politics
6 posts, 11:06 today
English-teaching jobs in Switzerland
The non-EU hiring criteria is here: https://www.sem.admin.ch... Basically any Swiss employer would have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job so if there are plenty of these available no employer will go…
Started by: yamamoto · 18.Mar.2018 · Employment
46 posts, 11:02 today
Expected fines / punishments?
it was my first one, the day of my move over here. just before i had one salary paid i had 700 chuffs ,debt‘. eventually mine is a bigger offense as i u-turned with a van in a underpass, crossed a line plus the bus line. daily…
Started by: sva · 23.Feb.2018 · Daily life
56 posts, 10:00 today
Winter Olympics Streaming in Switzerland
Ouch! that's a tough one to handle. Good for Germany---I mean, their league does supply a good number of players this Olympics. I hope they beat Sweden! Would love to see Canada-Germany, of course if Canada beats Finland.
Started by: AndyDrew · 8.Feb.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
35 posts, 09:17 today
An experience with Post / ePostOffice
Your post seems to mean that you have to do these by sms: get your password get your login confirm ransfers to new accounts confirm large transactions. Since you "don't use it on a mobile", which method do you choose to…
Started by: atamar · 7.Feb.2018 · Complaints corner
The Local Switzerland
Puigdemont in Geneva: Waiting to declare Catalan independence

Puigdemont in Geneva: Waiting to declare Catalan independence 'was a trap'

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont said in an interview published on Sunday that he should have declared independence earlier, as delaying the call hoping to start a dialogue with Madrid proved futile.

UPDATED: Poor weather prevents search for skiers feared dead after Valais avalanche

UPDATED: Poor weather prevents search for skiers feared dead after Valais avalanche

Poor weather conditions meant rescue workers were unable on Sunday to continue their search for two skiers still missing and feared dead after an avalanche in Valais on Friday.

'Beast of Rupperswil' handed indefinite prison sentence for quadruple murder

A man who killed four people in the small Swiss town of Rupperswil in 2015 in one of the country's most gruesome murder cases was sentenced to indefinite incarceration on Friday.

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