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Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

I am considering returning to Vienna, Austria where I lived for many years. I am finding Switzerland very difficult: finding a decent place to live, getting my 5 year old into childcare while I work, and many other things. I am a single mom.

In Vienna grocery stores are open longer, there are more options for childcare, housing is not as hard to find and much cheaper. It seems like things cater more to working moms in Austria than CH.

I am an EU citizen so maybe I would have more rights in Austria, as I am not a citizen here in CH.

I am self employed and work primarily with expats and that is why I came to Switzerland because there are so many expats here. In Vienna there is a much smaller group of expats so I would need to find other income sources too, maybe teaching English.

My biggest concern about returning to Vienna is the state of the EU right now. If the euro crashes and/or the EU colapses, obviously CH is a better place to be.

I even read the other day, Switzerland is gearing up for a possible influx of refugees from the EU much like the did during WW2. They are getting military in place for crowd control , etc.

Anyone have ideas on this?


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My biggest concern about returning to Vienna is the state of the EU right now. If the euro crashes and/or the EU colapses, obviously CH is a better place to be.

I even read the other day, Switzerland is gearing up for a possible influx of refugees from the EU much like the did during WW2. They are getting military in place for crowd control , etc.

Anyone have ideas on this?


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Can you please post the source of your information that Switzerland are gearing up for military crowd control "like WW2"?

Why is Switzerland a better place to be if the Euro collapses?
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

http://www.infowars.com/switzerland-...est-in-europe/



The above article was written on Oct 10, 2012. It is the most recent I have seen. But I have seen similar statements in various news sources for the last year.
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

Sorry but what kind of bullsh!t is this? A collapsing Euro wouldn't mean war!! Where would people work - markets and employment would suffer equally, if not more, in CH as/than anywhere else !!!
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The above article was written on Oct 10, 2012. It is the most recent I have seen. But I have seen similar statements in various news sources for the last year.
Mental masturbation. Ha, ha, ha. I'm swiss and I have rarely seen such amount of concentrated nonsense. Hitler would have run over our country in hours if he would have any interest doing so.
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

This is a very serious concern and nothing to laugh at. The original article was in 20 Minutes. Apparently, the Minister of Defence is raising this issue. Noone is talking about war. It is about mass riots and civil unrest with Switzerland an attractive target for the unemployed youth from the EU.
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The above article was written on Oct 10, 2012. It is the most recent I have seen. But I have seen similar statements in various news sources for the last year.
Good, tinfoil hat reporting

For a moment I was concerned it might be real, but the link made me relax
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

EU is currently undergoing a transformation.
I don't see it collapsing anytime in the near future. There is too much at stake. On the contrary, the upcoming banking -and in turn- political unification will probably heal the wounds of this period and allow for a more constructive and efficient management of the continent's natural and human resources.
For the States it took a civil war to transform them to United. Will Europe get away with 'just' a prolonged crisis? Probably yes.
The next months are indeed critical, but judging by what has happened so far (and the communication 'opening' of Germany to the south) I have less and less reasons to believe EU will collapse.
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

Nothing to see here, move along.
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

on the contrary, i would say that civil unrest is practically a certainty over the next few years and i would say that there is probably a "more likely than not" chance that the european crisis will result in a war involving european countries.
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

that is what I am afraid of.. civil unrest, riots and violent mobs... and that is why I am thinking maybe I should stay in Switzerland where it might be safer for the next few years.

Although, maybe Austria won't experience the same level of unrest as what we currently see in Greece and Spain. It is hard to know...

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that is what I am afraid of.. civil unrest, riots and violent mobs... and that is why I am thinking maybe I should stay in Switzerland where it might be safer for the next few years.

Although, maybe Austria won't experience the same level of unrest as what we currently see in Greece and Spain. It is hard to know...
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

Best just to live your life, and not worry about what if scenarios. The EU could turn bad, it could go really good. Noone here knows, noone on conspiracy news websites know.
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Is this one of those psychology test things?
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The original article was in 20 Minutes.
There are original article in 20 Minutes !! Now that's breaking news.
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on the contrary, i would say that civil unrest is practically a certainty over the next few years and i would say that there is probably a "more likely than not" chance that the european crisis will result in a war involving european countries.
Yes, but if I recall correctly, you also swore that the Swiss government couldn't hold the currency peg...
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no...just...no....
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I am self employed and work primarily with expats and that is why I came to Switzerland because there are so many expats here. In Vienna there is a much smaller group of expats so I would need to find other income sources too, maybe teaching English.

My biggest concern about returning to Vienna is the state of the EU right now. If the euro crashes and/or the EU colapses, obviously CH is a better place to be.
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so...let me get this right, your biggest concern if EU would "crash" is that there is not sufficient expats in Vienna...yes?

If EU collapses Europe wouldn't be a good place to be...

Also people need to differentiate between the EU and EMU...it's the EMU that is not that good now...countries IN the EU but outside of the EMU are doing quite well or are less impacted...
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There are original article in 20 Minutes !! Now that's breaking news.
So you use 20 minuten as a reliable source no wonder you believe EF!
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Re: Austria vs Switzerland--if EU explodes, Euro crashes?

I use history books as a source of information. i don't see 20 minutes as being unreliable if they provide a direct quote from the Defense Minister.
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