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30 posts, 22:08 today
Underfloor heating question
OK, what type of heating is it? On or near the device (heat pump, oil burner, boiler...) there should be a thermostat that controls the temperature of the whole system, reduce this until you reach the temperature you are happy with…
Started by: bowlie · 22.Jan.2019 · Daily life
2 posts, 22:04 today
Heating Bill/Insurance coverage when leaving…
Started by: Nanapug · 23.Jan.2019 · Housing in general
19 posts, 21:53 today
Washing the motorcycle: where?
Thanks to all of you for the valuable inputs. Unfortunately I couldn't find any DIY car wash around my area, so I went to Wiedikon and found one. I washed my bike there and then applied some acf-50 at home, although I am afraid that on…
Started by: gianrond · 22.Jan.2019 · Transportation/driving
72 posts, 21:42 today
How far can a company go in harrasing employees…
I always do it the other way, in the event that I got emails from my boss telling me to do stupid things (several times) I print them off and don't pick them up. They would stay by the printer until somebody threw them in the bin.…
Started by: Kentet · 21.Jan.2019 · Employment
4 posts, 21:40 today
Spaniard/Greek in Zurich
Started by: graffic · 21.Jan.2019 · Introductions
129 posts, 21:29 today
Electrical cars, eco friendly driving, options…
I've done 400km days and gone to Holland and back on this scooter (creditcard - hotel trip). The whole of Asia runs around on these things. My point is more that a Tesla has nothing to do with environmentally friendly. It really gets me…
Started by: ElJeFe · 26.Dec.2007 · Transportation/driving
31 posts, 21:29 today
Nurse salaries
Pay attention to job descriptions and conditions because a lot of qualified nurses from Eastern Europe are actually taking care of elderly in nursing homes. Nothing wrong or not noble with that, of course, but you'll deskill in time.…
Started by: Drog · 20.Jan.2019 · Employment
3 posts, 21:27 today
Spaniard moving from Germany to Zurich
Started by: ecasbas · 23.Jan.2019 · Introductions
41 posts, 20:41 today
When fiberglass-intrnet finally reaches…
Don't know much about mesh. But it's still wifi. Powerline is a µ saver than wifi. I'd even claim, the difference is more than a µ :) As to our fiberglass ... what ever they're digging our road up for is not it. Landlord got an…
Started by: curley · 15.Mar.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
38 posts, 20:41 today
Salaries in Biopharma Manufacturing?
Money aside, where you rather live? Because you can spend forever trying to figure out relative costs (which is not to say it’s not a useful exercise), but ultimately moving county is about wanting a different life. I’ve been here…
Started by: Danihend · 18.Jan.2019 · Employment
51 posts, 20:15 today
Oh my father... what should I do?
what was your father thinking? why did he, by all means, get you involved? I think unless I would know all the details I'd refuse to help him out. I'd promise, whatever is unveiled, I'd keep it to myself but I would demand the truth. I…
Started by: happyrobbie · 21.Jan.2019 · Daily life
3 posts, 17:09 today
Special Day Pass for trains from Coop
Started by: BNG · 23.Jan.2019 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 16:49 today
Changing Permis B sans activite lucrative
Started by: Sborges · 23.Jan.2019 · Daily life
12 posts, 16:14 today
Tv /Radio Fee exemption
Started by: Anshuman · 23.Jan.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
1 post, 15:02 today
Help me thinking outside the box
Started by: doorslagNL · 23.Jan.2019 · Employment
5 posts, 14:35 today
Missing Company 2te Säule Pension
Started by: StirB · 23.Jan.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 12:54 today
Hello one and all!
Didn't you forget something? ("I also suggest you get hold of a copy of "Living and Working in Switzerland" by David Hampshire. It's full of useful info for both before and after you make the move. You can order it from your…
Started by: Freer · 23.Jan.2019 · Introductions
21 posts, 12:46 today
Moving from London to CH for less money?
40% feels high to me. According to the Zurich tax authorities tax at source (https://www.steueramt.z... as a married single earner with 1 child you would pay 16.62% tax. Social Security is about 6.5%. Your personal contribution to…
Started by: KubaUK · 22.Jan.2019 · Housing in general
4 posts, 11:28 today
Intermediate Cycling Group
Started by: highsandlows · 22.Jan.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
61 posts, 11:23 today
Snow Tyres in Switzerland
In my particular case it concerns a Citroen C3, the base model with 68 hp (so no handling and no speed :D). I check tire thread every winter to see if I need new tires, I do not run them down to less than 3 - 4 mm. I do not go high speed…
Started by: LadyNaja · 19.Jan.2019 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 11:07 today
Looking for advice to land a job in the…
Started by: doorslagNL · 23.Jan.2019 · Employment
12 posts, 11:05 today
Help with understanding for a potential…
1. Demand, yes, but there’s already a good deal of supply on the ground and those companies (typically multinationals and banks) who would have been the natural employers of Anglophone developers entering the country have been…
Started by: Rupieeroo · 10.Jan.2019 · Employment
67 posts, 10:59 today
As a result of Brexit could British English…
Yup. I imagine you also had to follow a rather tedious book on how to properly reference an essay/thesis too! It's a "style", not really much to do with SE. The Harvard is Author-Date, the MLA ( from when i did my masters) is…
Started by: fatjan · 19.Jan.2019 · Language corner
10 posts, 10:41 today
Starting a business advice
Convert it to a Permit B. Though be aware you can't legally be employed by a company in Switzerland if you only have a Permit B for self-employment. If you want to work for a company later, you will have to convert it again to a Permit B…
Started by: Sandyna · 21.Jan.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
39 posts, 10:36 today
Taking money out of Switzerland
hello so after living in Switzerland for 20 years i can see retirement on the horizon do i understand correctly from this forum and reading the unclear jargon on taxation laws. Once my pension pillars are taxed here in Switzerland i am…
Started by: nickatbasel · 15.Nov.2006 · Finance/banking/taxation
45 posts, 10:13 today
Selling good to the EU - Charge VAT?
Has the EU VAT regulations for such sales from outside the customs region (like Switzerland has no)? AFAIK this provisions only apply for intra-EU trade and items which are already in warehouses inside the EU but not for actual …
Started by: eiram · 15.Jan.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
2 posts, 10:10 today
Help for finding the best commute option:…
Started by: StarForce · 23.Jan.2019 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 09:43 today
Schlieren - Anyone live there? Good.. Bad??
Sorry guys for reviving this old thread but, being quite old, things might have somehow evolved(?). I found a great offer for a 3.5 apartment in a new building in Schlieren at a price that is kind of a steal. I would like to know if the…
Started by: Hestia · 13.Jul.2015 · Daily life
42 posts, 09:42 today
Inheritance in Switzerland
1. The heirs can split the stuff how ever they like if all are happy how it distributed. One can get all, or 50:50 regardless what the last will and testament specifies. 2. You can also follow the will to the exact letter. If this is…
Started by: Diane D · 21.Jan.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
5 posts, 09:14 today
Used women's and children's skis
Started by: vcridder · 21.Jan.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
30 posts, 08:43 today
Anybody bought furniture from home24.ch
Hi everyone. If you have ordered furniture from the company home24, I am curious about your experience with their delivery process. My building is accessible from the road, but of course, parking is limited. Also, we have no lift,…
Started by: anastasia14 · 25.Jun.2015 · Other/general
1 post, 08:39 today
Mortgage for new flats
Started by: arheom · 23.Jan.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
14 posts, 08:18 today
Welt tax
Is the Wealth tax calculate from how much cash do you have or you must add the stocks values too? example 100.000 CHF cash in bank 150.000 CHF in stocks Total for wealth tax :150.000+100.000=250.000... CHF
Started by: Has17 · 22.Jan.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 02:02 today
Dog trainer (German/Albanese) needed in Zurich
Started by: swissnyc · 22.Jan.2019 · Pet corner
3 posts, 01:02 today
Radiology degree- Basel
Started by: Nahuali · 22.Jan.2019 · Education
5 posts, 23:14 yesterday
Swiss Matura or IB
Started by: carlbyronrodgers · 22.Jan.2019 · Education
41 posts, 19:38 yesterday
Fuel quality
Should be no problem, but they haven't called me in for that bike yet (first registered in 2008! :eek:) My LeMans with raw aluminum tank has been through a bunch of times, never have had a problem (that only has two more liters or…
Started by: fabio · 6.Jun.2008 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 18:07 yesterday
Fiber cable doesn't fit in socket
Started by: xlREDlx · 22.Jan.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
4 posts, 17:20 yesterday
Packimpex - Review
Started by: dazza11 · 15.Nov.2011 · Housing in general
75 posts, 17:14 yesterday
Police powers
There are some lovely cops everywhere - even in the US. ;) When I first moved here, I found a wallet in the street and returned it to the lost and found at the local station. He refused to speak English with me and treated me with severe…
Started by: sizzler · 16.Jan.2019 · Daily life
The Local Switzerland
Davos 2019: UK trade chief sells great new world after Brexit

Davos 2019: UK trade chief sells great new world after Brexit

Britain's pro-Brexit trade chief Liam Fox came to Davos Wednesday to sell a vision of "GREAT" free trade even if many in the UK parliament are aghast at where the country is going.

Switzerland named

Switzerland named 'world’s best country'...again

While Switzerland isn't the place to go if you want tropical beaches, wide-open spaces or intense political drama, it has enough more than enough going for it to be named the 'best country' in the world, according to a new survey.

Call for Swiss MPs and senators to disclose dual nationality

Call for Swiss MPs and senators to disclose dual nationality

Politicians in the Swiss national parliament with dual citizenship should be forced to reveal details of what passports they hold in order to boost transparency, a parliamentary commission has found.

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