What are the most common points of criticism of the Treaty of Lisbon, and how do they relate to the failed European Constitution? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Jun 13, 2008 -
I was surprised to learn that some EU countries will allow applications for citizenship based on decent for grandchildren and sometimes great-grandchildren of citizens. I'm having trouble tracking down whether this is the case in Portugal (and whether I would be eligible). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by the jam
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Chasing funding and attracting sponsors / donors for an NGO: European Union / Bulgarian / educational context. Please, teach me? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on May 18, 2008 -
Why has the United States stopped where it has? Are there any plans for further enlargement? [more inside]
posted by greytape
on Mar 18, 2008 -
How hard is it for a third country national to work in Austria after going through university there? [more inside]
posted by joewandy
on Mar 5, 2008 -
Is there anything to stop foreign nations donating money to the campaign of a US presidential candidate? [more inside]
posted by greytape
on Feb 1, 2008 -
My U.S. passport expires 13 Oct 08 and I need to book one international trip before then: leaving New York 17 July 08, returning 2 Aug 08 (one destination country, a non-EU-member in Eastern Europe, plus stops for flight transfers in one or two EU member countries). Is it even worth researching various countries' and airlines' how-close-to-expiration-date safety ranges for travel, or should I just assume I MUST renew my passport before then?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Moving to the E.U.: I am an American getting married to an E.U. citizen (Spanish, if that helps) and after much discussion she'd like to stay in the E.U. and live there with me. I'm happy with that. I've even got a potential job offer. Help me with the logistics of how this happens. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 11, 2007 -
UK employment/company law. How best for an EU company to employ someone in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Jakey
on Oct 26, 2007 -
As a foreigner, I was wondering what skills or degrees are the key to getting hired to work in the Netherlands. [more inside]
posted by AdamOddo
on Oct 21, 2007 -
Duel US and UK citizen studying in Paris... should I be getting a student visa or a residence permit? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub
on Jul 17, 2007 -
Is there a simple rule that governs VAT charges for e-commerce between EU countries? [more inside]
posted by subpixel
on Jul 10, 2007 -
My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. Might I be entitled to EU citizenship? How do I figure this out and pursue it if it's an option? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Apr 23, 2007 -
Driving a Stick: Help settle the debate before I shove the gearshift up my boyfriend's wazoo... [more inside]
posted by romakimmy
on Apr 21, 2006 -
How difficult would it be for a nineteen year old with one year of college, moderate work experience, a TEFL certificate and little to no European language ability to get a temporary work visa in the EU? I'm thinking Germany, specifically. I've checked out this thread
, but that seems to pertain mostly to becomig a citizen. I'm not looking to become naturalized or anything (though that would be nice), just find a menial job to support myself for six months or less. Note: I'm willing to accept "impossible" as an answer.
posted by borkingchikapa
on May 18, 2005 -
EUTravelFilter: say I have a EU residence permit and as expected leave for my home country (Argentina) before it expires. How long I'm required to wait before I can re-enter the EU as a simple lowly tourist? [more inside]
posted by Iosephus
on Feb 24, 2005 -
How do I find a European to marry? I am a well educated 35 year old woman. I want to move to Europe and become an EU citizen. The country doesn't matter.
posted by Stylistique
on Jan 19, 2005 -
I would like feedback regarding people's experience with VOIP. Vonage and Lingo, and any others. Bonus points for feedback regarding faxing over VOIP. Even more bonus points for VOIP over a Verizon DSL line in the New York City area. Also, is VOIP legal in the EU?
posted by ParisParamus
on Jan 7, 2005 -
There's a wonderful liqueur that I'd like to buy as a gift, but it's only available from a distillery in Germany. I contacted the distillery, and with my somewhat limited German, was able to ask about shipment to the US. They can ship it, but don't accept payment via credit card, but rather "mit Rechnung." This I believe to be "by check," but I'm not sure. Has anyone had experience with this kind of transaction? Some German sites I saw which also require that kind of payment have forms that ask for a password. Is this an EU thing only?
posted by icetaco
on Dec 3, 2004 -
From the BBC:
"EU force starts Bosnian mission"
"A ceremony in Bosnia-Hercegovina has marked the start of the European Union's largest-ever peacekeeping mission as it takes over from Nato.
A ceremony in Bosnia-Hercegovina has marked the start of the European Union's largest-ever peacekeeping mission as it takes over from Nato.
About 7,000 Eufor troops will be deployed across the country to maintain peace and stability, nine years after the Bosnian war ended.
Nato will keep a small base to deal with issues including military reform and tracking down war criminals." [end quote]
So what are
the differences between Eufor peacekeepers and NATO's? Like, how are their respective forces raised, maintained, and commanded? How does either differ from UN peacekeepers? How is it decided which of these bodies of armed persons will become peacekeepers in any particular place? And where would I look for more info and/or what search terms would I throw at a search engine?
posted by davy
on Dec 3, 2004 -
[EU-Filter] I'm an American currently studying in Germany. I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands soon; unfortunately, I had to give out my passport to start the student-visa process. I've managed to lose the copies I made. I'm travelling by train. Will not having a passport be a huge problem? I've heard yes, I've heard no - so I'm turning to the Green for the answer.
posted by ruddhist
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I'd like to live in Europe. My wife is a 2nd generation Latvian and I recall reading about an "ancestral permanent residence" policy that affects the EU, of which Latvia is now a member. I know there have been several questions about living abroad, but I can't find this information. Can anybody help? [MI] [more inside]
posted by maniactown
on Aug 6, 2004 -
[HomeworkFilter, I guess...] Ok... I have a problem. Quite a big problem, in fact.
I was just
told by my university that the exam format for a course I'm taking, "Political image management" (don't look at me - it's a compulsory course, if I had a choice I wouldn't be taking it), has changed. Now, rather than taking an exam based on the material we studied, we have to write an essay.
This essay will be worth 80% of the final grade, and the actual exam, worth the other 20%, will be based on the essay itself. The essay subject is: "An examination of the impact of the proposal European Constitution on the political image management of Europe". And I have a week to do it. And I cannot afford to fail this exam.
The problem is that I don't know anything about the subject of the essay. I can't reach the professor to ask for explanations or help, and everybody else who's taking the course is as clueless as I am.
I'm not asking you to write the essay for me - just, can you help me find some material I can look at to get an idea of the subject? My tiny, tiny local library has nothing of worth, Google didn't help much at all... if you could find some online material for me I'd very much appreciate it.
posted by sailoreagle
on Jun 3, 2004 -