With the impending EU referendum in the UK, the 'leave' side have made a lot of noise about ridiculous laws passed by the EU. However, not much has been made of ridiculous laws that originated in the UK, and in the interests of balance, I'd like to find them. [more inside]
Is there any problem setting up a Paypal account when you live in one country, but the credit card you want to link is from another country? In my case, I live in [European Country] and my credit card is from my bank in the US, my native country. If you've done this in the last couple of years*, can you help advise me? [more inside]
I'm here on a Tier 2 visa, but I will be EU soon. Complications inside. [more inside]
Can a EU company legally refuse to delete U.S. customer's data unless the customer's U.S.-based passport/identification is sent overseas to that foreign entity within the EU? I am aware the data pact protects this only in reverse, but that doesn't help me as I am a U.S. citizen.
I was born in Spain with a "birth of US citizen abroad" certificate. Can I apply to be a dual citizen of Spain and the US? Is it too late for me? Was this ever even a possibility? [more inside]
My Mom was born in Portugal. I was born in Canada. I can get my Portuguese Citizenship. But will that keep me from getting a job in Astronomy? [more inside]
I previously worked for a large multi-national and have begun freelancing. I'm a software developer that works in a very in demand, popular enterprise product. I speak nationally at conference and I'm recognized as a "leader" in the field. In any case I always wanted to consult and travel the world. I often find a lot of lucrative contract jobs mostly in London, but other large cities in the EU. These are often short-term, realistically can I use this to fund my travel? What's the best way to do this and will employers hire an American? [more inside]
As a contributor to microstock sites, would I have to register as a MOSS? [more inside]
I've recently been "discovered" by some spammers and I need to learn how to create a rule in MS Outlook to either not accept these emails or to move them directly to my junk mail folder. The emails are all from some configuration of @*.* .eu or @*.* .in. Help!
I'm an Israeli citizen completing a Ph.D. in the US. I'd like to move to the EU, and am seeking work there, but I want a Plan B in case I don't get a job offer. Which countries make it least difficult (or even possible) for a foreigner to move there without employer sponsorship and eventually gain permanent residence or citizenship? I would consider entering another degree program in this scenario if student status would help. [more inside]
I will be traveling for 10 days in Germany (2 days), Denmark (2 days), and Sweden (6 days) at the end of this month. Voice and texting is relatively unimportant, but I do need data for maps, keeping in touch with my traveling companions, etc. What's the best way to do this, given that I'm in Greece at the moment and need the SIM card by Friday? [more inside]
Leaving for France and Germany in a week. Returning mid July 2014. My passport expires December 2014. I've read conflicting reports that at least three months from departure and expiration is fine; and that I need six months. Which is which? Do I even have time to get a new passport within a week?
I'm a child of a Dutch immigrant to the USA. Is it possible for my father, who naturalized as a child to the USA at the age of 10, to renew his NL passport? [more inside]
We move quite often - every 2 years or so. I have done it all my life, but usually within the same country.Over the past 5 years that has included 3 different countries, and it looks like for the next 6 years or so we are probably going to live in another 2 or 3 countries. Looking for tips on making our admin and daily living a bit easier. [more inside]
I am a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) who has recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment to begin in 7 weeks, and I'm trying to work out the process to get my documents together. [more inside]
What would happen regarding residency and work permits for British nationals living abroad if Britain withdrew from the EU? [more inside]
From memory the gist of the law is that a certain portion or percentage of stories in a given time period must promote specified ideas. Those ideas are specified by a European body. The official line is that the law helps to spread important information, by requiring that it is published and broadcast often. [more inside]
I am an American, I was here in Finland on a visa waiver, and now on a temporary waiver extension as I am waiting for my "temporary residence permit" application to be processed. I'd like to open a bank account, but the banks here in Finland won't let me. Is there any bank in the EU that I can open a bank with, but without me having much proof of residence?(I only have a letter from my doctor saying I am here recovering from surgery and doing followups). I am subletting a room in a shared house, and have no official paperwork proving so. Ideally I could open a bank account online in Europe, but I could fly there in person if need be. Thanks.
Like the @Sweden account is shared between Swedes, @i_am_europe is for Europeans. It's a new idea and I'm going to be one of the first, starting 3 February. I'm a journalist covering the EU so there may be some stuff I can do from that, but i'd like to involve people and give it a good start, have you any ideas? [more inside]
We are travelling from Canada to France and Italy and would like to have our roaming charges and calls be as inexpensive as possible. Can someone recommend the best cell phone provider in the EU for both cell phone and data usage where we would buy or get the iPhone 5S SIM card?
I'd like to turn my Finnish tourist visa into a temporary residence permit, and I don't know how. [more inside]
So, every time I go looking for recommendations for makeup, etc. (here, and Makeup Alley, mostly), the majority of highly rated items are US products that are usually impossible or expensive for me to get, which is why I'd like your tips for your top-rated favorite bath and beauty items made-locally / available in Europe at reasonable cost. Maybe I can replace a few things, and find some new gems. [more inside]
I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
My family and I would like to spend an extended time (5-6 months or more) in Europe. My wife is a US/Canadian citizen (the rest of us are Dutch citizens), and that seems to present a problem if we want to stay more than 90 days, which is the maximum length of Schengen tourist status. I'm not getting very far trying to figure out if and how that time can be extended. The process seems to vary from country to country. We're pretty flexible about which countries we stay in, so which countries make this relatively easy and cheap? [more inside]
We are moving to Germany. I have to fly* but my husband is driving, from the UK to Germany. Our removalists will pack nothing perishable, including food in sealed containers, liquid toilettries etc. Can we just take them in the car? [more inside]
My parents are leaving from the US on a trip to Europe, entirely within EU Schengen Area countries. They've been requested to bring ginseng and beef/pork jerky by family. I don't think the jerky is admissible, but what about the ginseng? Port of entry will be Amsterdam Schiphol. [more inside]
Do you know of any interesting examples of Land Art in Europe? [more inside]
Where can I find a central hub of all the products and chemicals banned or being phased out by the European Union? Which particular countries are ahead of the EU? (e.g., banning even more instead of waiting for EU consensus, all in the interest of public health or due to inconclusive info about these kinds of products) Please provide links to detailed lists for those.
E.U. - U.S. Dual Citizen here. What are some careers I can potentially do that take advantage of my dual citizenship and/or being bilingual or multilingual? [more inside]
Looking for a great book/article/essay on the history of the European Union and the current economic crisis there. [more inside]
Yet another "Where should we move?" question, unique to my family of course. [more inside]
US Kindle usable in UK/Europe? How to charge and how to load books? [more inside]
I'm an American with a current California driver's license. I've been living in the UK for over a year, so I can't drive here without getting a UK license. I'm going to Portugal next month. Can I legally drive there? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a site featuring a hilarious made up language that mashed up various European languages? (Not Esperanto!) The texts were, I believe, poking fun at the EU. [more inside]
European Politics Filter: Did the political positions on the issue of "EU Membership" (pro / con) switch sides (conservative / liberal) in most European countries over the past 10 years? [more inside]
What benefits does obtaining Irish citizenship have for a UK citizen? [more inside]
I don't technically live in the US anymore; I've sold my house, dropped my auto insurance, etc, and I need to figure out how to deal with my US bank accounts. [more inside]
Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license? [more inside]
Can you help me find some free or modestly-priced online reports on the state of the publishing, recorded music, film + photo agencies / picture archives industries in the EU? [more inside]
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
If I travel by train from Switzerland to France will I get a EU stamp on my passport? [more inside]
How do I find policies that are actually in use, not future or the past? Specifically: How can I find EU actually-in-use policies (and if possible, if it's actually happening on the ground) in regards to second language education. [more inside]
Help me measure the value of dual US-EU citizenship for my children. [more inside]
Can a man get a Portuguese to English non-machine translation of the lyrics to 'Assinado Eu' by Tiê? [more inside]
I've overstayed my tourist visa in Europe and need to know the best airport to fly out of. [more inside]
Urgently searching for a primer on and brief history of telecom regulation the EU. [more inside]
I need help identifying an anomalous EU-license plate that I saw in Salzburg, Austria a couple years back. [more inside]
My girlfriend was born in England to two USA citizens. She is now 31, a run-of-the-mill USA citizen and USA resident. Can she get dual citizenship in the EU via the UK, or is it far too late? What is the big picture? What is the first step?
Complicated UK immigration question revolving around my new found EU permanent residency. [more inside]
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