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7 posts, 00:25 today
People inthe romandie are a bunch of druggies!
Um, since when was Basel City in the French speaking part. :p "The results also show large disparities across Switzerland. The canton of Basel City appears as most affected by far, with an average of 17 hospitalisations per 1,000…
Started by: st2lemans · 22.Oct.2018 · Swiss politics/news
4 posts, 23:54 yesterday
Basic accommodation for itinerant workers
Started by: Dougal's Breakfast · 22.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
2 posts, 23:51 yesterday
Looking for someone to install Washing machine
Started by: DeeBee · 22.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
6 posts, 23:47 yesterday
Drivers license- marriage name change-Geneva
The payment is controlled by the canton, maybe not all cantn's have the new machines, i did a license about 8 moths ago, took 20 minutes from entering the building in Blecherette (VD) to leaving with a new license.
Started by: nikkitay · 22.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
18 posts, 23:43 yesterday
Alimony- guidance figure/percent of salary
Given that the income tax is progressive in Switzerland, is it more tax efficient to divorce than to stay married in this case of alimony ? :-) Let me think: - I can declare "a partner" for my 2nd pillar inheritance/pension. Check. -…
Started by: NikGreenlandPlace · 21.Oct.2018 · Daily life
15 posts, 23:00 yesterday
La Redoute Scam
Do not claim it's a scam! Write factual, best listing the events simply and clearly, mention what email copies you're adding to the letter (annexe: your email of 1.1.18, my email of 5.1.18 ... Skip the emotions, this is business. And…
Started by: Ola from Canada · 22.Oct.2018 · Complaints corner
6 posts, 22:13 yesterday
How to subscribe to individual forums via RSS
Simple way to find the forum-id - click the "New Thread" button, and it's the number after the f= in the URL. Even better would be an RSS feed of subscriptions, but vBulletin forums say that isn't possible because it requires…
Started by: cyberkizin · 25.Jan.2012 · Forum support
28 posts, 22:03 yesterday
Renovations on the apartment block - compensation…
You can legally get around 15 per cent reduction during months of heavy drilling and noise. Ask in writing to your landlord, who in turn will ask in writing to the company doing the work. It can be paid in arrears. The landlord should…
Started by: NickP · 23.May.2007 · Housing in general
101 posts, 21:56 yesterday
Leaving to live in the EU & cashing in a…
I had 2 pension funds Swiss Life & Axa Winterthur, both charged 500 to be transferred to PICTET one was transferred after leaving C.H. PICTET then charged 500 when I cashed out roughly 7 months after leaving CH.
Started by: fatmanfilms · 5.Jun.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 21:40 yesterday
Einzelfirma - Non EU B permit holder
"People who do not require a permit to take up gainful employment People with a permanent residence permit (C permit) People entering the country in the course of family reunification (B permit) who may engage in gainful…
Started by: eiram · 22.Oct.2018 · Business & entrepreneur
37 posts, 21:31 yesterday
VOIP alternatives to Switzernet?
Another pointer/Suggestion that might help you... the SIP Servers Switzernet use, sipNN.youroute.net where NN is a number from 1 to 31 (I think), the availability is not 100% over a year - in my opinion. So, in my case, if I have a problem…
Started by: neddie · 29.Oct.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
8 posts, 21:15 yesterday
Anyone had trouble with their Macbook Pro…
I think the problem is that the memo that has been send out never reached everybody in the shops involved in this or people came in new and never were told about this, which is why the certified resellers often send you…
Started by: fduvall · 26.Sep.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
23 posts, 21:14 yesterday
Place to buy 2 by 4 lumber in Switzerland
It may be less than optimal if the screw bores into the wood (perhaps not enough grip and risk of spliting the pole). Something along this design (perhaps with a very different look) where two metal parts of the Möbelfuss are essentially…
Started by: walkerwalker · 19.Oct.2018 · Other/general
102 posts, 21:05 yesterday
Caught driving without a license - question
If repaired properly thats irrelevant, almost every 2 year second hand car has had some paint work when offered for sale. It's classified as accident free unless written off. Rowan Atkinson's Mclaran had the highest insurance claim…
Started by: bigblue2 · 18.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
6 posts, 20:44 yesterday
Where to backpack, the "real" way i.e. no…
Indeed. Check this for updates. Atm probably best not to light a fire at all. And do check local regulations - a lot of stuff in Switzerland comes right down to commune/gemeinde (city/town/village) level when it comes to what…
Started by: BurnerTinny · 22.Oct.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
27 posts, 20:22 yesterday
Shopping at Foxtown is it worth it ?
When an airline damaged one of my Rimowas it took 4 months before I got it back, as these days they have to be sent to Belgium for aome reason. It's put me off getting another apart from hand luggage. Have to admit, though, I love…
Started by: andreacardona · 20.Oct.2018 · Other/general
42 posts, 20:02 yesterday
Christmas in October? Stop it now
I had an emergency C-section with my first one and I know these angels. :) Pregnancy forums can be funny, scary (the horror stories I read on some..you really wonder if you're going to make it alive.. really, not recommended for…
Started by: omtatsat · 21.Oct.2018 · Daily life
6 posts, 18:47 yesterday
Working in Pfäffikon - Freienbach SZ -…
Einsiedeln is a nice little town with an easy commute down to Pfäffikon. Taxes higher than Feienbach but still much lower than anywhere in Zurich. If you like the outdoors, it’s great as you have everything at your doorstep.
Started by: StarForce · 21.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
3 posts, 18:37 yesterday
Buying something that can only be sent to…
Started by: chinensis8 · 22.Oct.2018 · Other/general
20 posts, 17:01 yesterday
MFK test for car
E-Mail or Telephone (see Disposition Fahrzeugprüfungen) Applies to BS as well as BL. https://www.baselland.ch... TCS Füllinsdorf no longer offers MFK checks. https://www.tcs.ch/de/de... But you are free (See directive…
Started by: swisspak · 12.Aug.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
13 posts, 17:01 yesterday
Rav Payment after going part time
So we’re all saying one and the same thing ;) Conclusion: If the OP’s wife wants to work part-time the RAV won’t be subsidizing her for the difference to 100% unless she: a) Is willing to work 100% (which she is…
Started by: kilns · 22.Oct.2018 · Employment
97 posts, 16:59 yesterday
Khashoggi in Saudi Embassy.
Every little detail of this story was obvious since day one, just the chopped body is missing. Reason why it takes this long to get the truth out on media is merely due to the US protecting the Saudis, taking further advantage from…
Started by: omtatsat · 12.Oct.2018 · International affairs/politics
12 posts, 16:02 yesterday
Electrician recommendation
Hi, I am highly recommending fellow EF member electrician OFX. He came over and hung very heavy chandelier and another two ceiling lamps very quickly. I contacted him yesterday and he came over today and finished the job in no time. He…
Started by: Sandpiper · 9.Mar.2015 · Housing in general
3 posts, 15:40 yesterday
Laundromat?
Started by: weetruffle · 22.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
6 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Broken suitcase with Swiss, reimbursed (good…
It can be really easy, I sent an email & within 24 hours was given a form asking for banking details. Within 24 hours of returning the form I was informed its been approved & payment will shortly be made. Unfortunately the nominated…
Started by: alsion · 22.Oct.2018 · Daily life
5 posts, 14:51 yesterday
Interlaken and surrounding areas for 1-2…
Started by: bellachattree · 22.Oct.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
4 posts, 14:46 yesterday
Hello from Hungary
Started by: Gazso · 21.Oct.2018 · Introductions
16 posts, 14:41 yesterday
Legality in Exiting Sub-let contract early…
Newsflash to you - she doesn't give a single f**k about your employer and what he has to say. Money only. No. It should be reasonable though for her to review given the circumstances. What's reasonable is ultimately up to the courts to…
Started by: NPinZH · 14.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
11 posts, 13:49 yesterday
Dentist recommendation
Hi LuganoPirate, you have somewhat misunderstood me. I wasn't rooting specifically for Swiss dentists; sadly, there are plenty of examples of rip-offs in Switzerland by colleagues of ours as I had previously written in other posts (and…
Started by: Bellanana · 13.Oct.2018 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 13:49 yesterday
Renting a car in Japan: CH license wont work...
Started by: Treverus · 22.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
14 posts, 13:41 yesterday
Orthodontic Treatment in Germany
I went to see an orthodontist in Zug. At the moment I'm waiting for a quote for the Invisalign treatment. The friendly doctor said it's going to be nowhere near the prices that were mentioned in the thread. Well...we shall see...I will…
Started by: amybum · 31.Oct.2017 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 13:36 yesterday
Horseback riding near Kilchberg
Started by: bellachattree · 22.Oct.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
1 post, 13:35 yesterday
Looking for German and Math teacher(s) for…
Started by: Score · 22.Oct.2018 · Education
119 posts, 13:33 yesterday
The Swiss Public Transport System
Your fine is doubled the second time you are caught and tripled the third time, so they need a national database to do the proper counting :) "From the third time a person is caught, a report is always made to the police" (ZVV). The good…
Started by: Longbyt · 14.Sep.2010 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 13:25 yesterday
Motorcycle license test training partner
Started by: Seldaek · 22.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 13:22 yesterday
Automated regular trades Interactive Brokers
Started by: Phil_MCR · 22.Oct.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 11:57 yesterday
How long does it take to find apartment in Zug?
If you are single and don't speak much German you may want to live as close to the city of Zug as possible. While Zug has a lot to offer, it's likely you will want to be able to get into Zurich easily and the main station in Zug offers…
Started by: cripplejitsu · 16.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
117 posts, 11:33 yesterday
Nestle cuts 580 IT/Logistics jobs in Swiss…
Let me rephrase myself. In recent years the corporate bureaucracy hijacked the term Agile. It is nothing more but a micromanagement focusing on fast delivery. Engineers should just listen to the stake holders and execute. There's no…
Started by: Verbier · 29.May.2018 · Other/general
20 posts, 11:10 yesterday
Electric car owners, what are…
For a Hybrid (PHEV) to be actually useful, you have to have a specific usage-pattern. And IMO, it only makes sense for Diesel-PHEVs. Normal, petrol PHEVs have a rather small motor and just aren't that efficient on a long-distance…
Started by: Pather · 21.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
37 posts, 10:25 yesterday
Private car sale - test drive
For test driving bikes I've had both the scanned drivers licence and signed document accepting liability, and others throwing keys at you from dealers. Never been asked to give a deposit for a test drive. That said I am looking for a…
Started by: eyebeebe · 19.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
The Local Switzerland
Call for more vaccinations after record year for tick infections

Call for more vaccinations after record year for tick infections

Swiss authorities are set to widen the net for vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis after a record year for infections.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan says

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan says 'sex was consensual' in French rape case

Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, charged with raping two women in France, claimed Monday that he had consensual sex with both of them after previously denying any physical contact.

Switzerland sees cold start to week as Indian summer ends

Switzerland sees cold start to week as Indian summer ends

After a long period of very mild sunny weather, temperatures dipped below freezing in parts of Switzerland on Monday morning.

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