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Boiling a frog

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  1. Search has been stood down for the night resuming in the morning http://www.ledauphine.com/haute-savoie/2013/11/04/les-recherches-de-la-britannique-disparue-dans-la-montagne-au-dessus-de-mieussy-sont-interrompues-par-la-nuit
  2. The car has been found http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/faits-divers/voiture-britannique-disparue-retrouvee-mieussy/story/29933507
  3. Am I being a touch cynical or does the OP smack of advertising.
  4. http://www.campusfrance.org/en/page/agence-campus-france Lots of info on uni
  5. I remember her fight back in the dark days of 2007
  6. Coincidence, we are at Comillas ,Cantabria at the moment and shortly moving to the camp site in the Picos de Europe.
  7. I think you have rather twisted the perception. Certain benefits are exportable, whether one was a French, German,Spanish or UK resident prior to moving to another EU country. It is all written into the EU Social Security legislation. For instance unemployment benefit would be payable at the French rate to a French resident going to the UK to find work http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/job-search/transferring-unemployment-benefits/index_en.htm In relation to Social security and health benefits The four main principles You are covered by the legislation of one country at a time so you only pay contributions in one country. The decision on which country's legislation applies to you will be made by the social security institutions. You cannot choose. >> Find out which rules apply to you You have the same rights and obligations as the nationals of the country where you are covered. This is known as the principle of equal treatment or non-discrimination. When you claim a benefit, your previous periods of insurance, work or residence in other countries are taken into account if necessary. If you are entitled to a cash benefit from one country, you may generally receive it even if you are living in a different country. This is known as the principle of exportability. From http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=850&langId=en
  8. [quote user="Clair"][quote user="nomoss"]...Let's see what happens.....[/quote] The only way he can step out of the embassy without being arrested is for him to have diplomatic status. He's have to take Ecuadorian nationality and be appointed as a diplomat "to the Court of St James". He gains diplomatic status and walks out of the embassy, giving the UK government no possibility to arrest and deport him. Everybody saves face. Problem over. [/quote] The only person the problem is over for is Assange as he has evaded justice. The victims still have a problem because justice has not been done, the Swedish still have a problem as they have not brought someone to justice and the British have a problem because they have failed in their legal duty. So, the problem is not over.
  9. As I have just said, there is a huge car park in front of the terminal building, it is common practice for caravans to park up overnight on this car park,indeed I have done it on several occasions both on outward and inward journeys. The lorry park is NOT recommended, movement all night, no security nor is an aire. Tip, fill up at Auchan just 5 km from the terminal, easy access off the motorway and good access for caravans.. http://grande-synthe.centrecommercial-auchan.fr/
  10. Yes, huge car park in front of the terminal building. Just follow the signs for the ferry and then follow the signs for non booked vehicles/terminal building,which is too your right. Parking is free.
  11. I wonder what all the righteous would say if a british citizen, accused of a child murder,managed to get into the Ecuadorian embassy in London and claimed asylum under some spurious pretext..
  12. [quote user="Hereford"] Quote: Just to clarify, the CPAM will only reimburse French citizens, not French residents. CPAM refunded the costs of anti-biotics and a consultation in China for someone we know - UK citizen but resident in France - 18 months or so ago, but probably they were fazed by the chinese! [/quote] I agree it has nothing to do with being a French Citizen, it is about how one is affiliated to the system When I was affiliated via CMUB I had a French EHIC and was reimbursed for treatment I received in a non EU country by CPAM. I now have a UK EHIC so the rules for reimbursement outside of France are the UK rules. Nothing whatsoever do do with ones nationality.
  13. Double taxation treaty covers it, only the UK can tax a Govt pension,been there, done it, got the T shirt and the lovely lady at the impots gave in.
  14. However, one does not pay CSG or CRDS on a Government Pension or on an Invalidity benefit which appears to be the case with the OP.
  15. Just to clarify the contribution level for CMU B (affiliation to the French Health Service) The contribution is 8% of your net income(your revenue fiscal de reference) minus an allowance, currently 9164€ . Thus, if your income is €20,000 a year you deduct the CMU threshold of €9,164. This leaves €10,836 as the base figure used for calculating your 8% contribution to the CMU. This gives a premium of €867 pa for health insurance cover.
  16. Try http://www.weldom.fr/ If I remember correctly it cst me about 60€ for glass from them
  17. [quote user="Chancer"][quote user="Boiling a frog"]First of all Freeview works thro an aerial so will not work in France. But I stand to be corrected.[/quote] In which case I must either correct you or make a precision. Freeview works fine for me in France via an aerial on a 75 quid Tesco television, it picks up all the French free TNT channels. I think what you wanted to say was, if you want to recieve the UK freeview channels in France you will not be able to do so via an aerial. In fact this is one that I would love to be corrected on [:D] [/quote] As "Freeview" is a brand name for a service, not a description of free TNT channels ,I believe I was correct in saying that "Freeview" the brand will not give the Freeview service in France.
  18. First of all Freeview works thro an aerial so will not work in France. You will need either a freesat box http://www.freesat.co.uk/ or a Sky box I doubt if you can pick up UK sat transmissions on Astra 2(28.2) and Orange fr(Astra 1 19.1) )transmissions on the same dish, even with a 2 head LNB ,too far apart. But I stand to be corrected.
  19. Me, I have a French bank account, so will gladly accept a cheque drawn on a French bank, Camp sites in Spain have also accepted my French cheques . Makes no difference where the cheque is written.
  20. So, he does get ratty,but only by PM to keep the "lovey" persona intact.
  21. I just wondered if anyone had ever asked the legalities of it or just accepted what someone(or several people) had told them. On reflection it has all to do with the law of contract. When you are issuing a cheque you are entering into a contract . so it is essential to the contract to specify the date,have it signed and in French contract law the place where the contract was initiated.
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