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You’ll be on a Roll with a Swiss Job

It’s easy to see why Switzerland is an attractive proposition for anyone who is looking for a job abroad. The Swiss have a high standard of living, and as they are not a member of the European Union, they are free from many of the restrictions imposed by Brussells on member states. But before you rush into it and start the process of moving to Switzerland, there are some things you should be aware of.

Moving abroad to start a new life throws up many obstacles, whether you are moving to France or moving to Germany or any other country for that matter, and it would be in your best interests to find out as much as you can about the country before you attempt to move there. First of all you need to consider the language. Although English is widely spoken in Switzerland, the main languages are French, German and Italian, so if you are proficient in one or more of these tongues, your chances of securing a job will be increased.

If you are intent on moving to Switzerland, you have probably read the official line which suggests that it is difficult to find a job there. If so, you can relax a little because the reality tends to be a little different from the official Government line.

One of the major bonuses if you do manage to find a job is that Swiss law dictates that foreign workers must receive the same conditions and salary as their own citizens!

Moving to Europe

They say that the world is your oyster. However, it can sometimes be easy to forget that when you live on an island such as we do in Britain. Travelling places out of our own country involves a full scale mission, be that flying or sailing and it is easy for us to forget that the world is actually surprisingly small.

One of the benefits of heading abroad and moving to France or even moving to Germany is that suddenly the world opens up to you once more, and you realise that travelling or even moving to another country suddenly becomes as easy as hopping in your car and just heading off.

If you are moving to France from Britain, there is a lot of groundwork you need to do and a lot of motions that you need to go through, just the kind of thing that European Removal Experts specialises in. However, you don’t have to decide for sure that moving to Germany, for instance, is the very best idea for you, as once you are over there, moving around suddenly becomes a very simple task.

Having a base in a country on the continent gives you a great way to travel around and see as much of Europe as you can, and if you feel there is a better country out there than the one you have chosen, moving on will not only be easy, but also exciting.

So when you have made up your mind that you want to head overseas, make sure you put thought into the decision, but just remember that it will be extremely easy to move on should you find you wish to.

The Best Places to Live In Europe

It may not have come as much of a surprise to those Brits who love to moan, but this year Britain was actually found to be the worst place in Europe for quality of life. So, maybe we’re not a country of people who love to moan after all, maybe we’re just a country of people who are realistic?

Why is it such a bad place to live? Well, the average wage has fallen dramatically whilst we seem to have a higher retirement age and a lot less holiday allowance than most of Europe. Not only that, but we also have a much lower life expectancy than most of our neighbours, with our closest neighbours France, Germany and Holland all long outliving us. Plus, whilst for many years we were miserable but well off, we now seem to be miserable and poor.

Where is the best place to live? Well, for the second year running it is the French who have the best quality of life. Which may explain why so many people are choosing to move there. With it being so close, enjoying better whether than us and with many of us still having a basic grasp of the language, it seems to make perfect sense that moving to France is on so many peoples’ minds.

Not only that, but along with France (which topped the list again), the top ten best places to live in the world includes Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, with Britain coming in nowhere near.

So if you thought you were miserable, then the chances are you were right, but it might not be your fault. For those who want to be happier then moving to France or moving to Germany may well be the answer. Fifty years ago moving to Germany or France would have been unthought-of. But today it might be the best way to be happy.

Woman chases Olympic dream by moving to Germany

A woman has revealed she is moving to Germany to chase her Olympic dream.

According to reports in the Leicester Mercury, Jenn Taylor is determined to compete in the 2012 games, to be held in London. She is part of Great Britain’s women’s volleyball team.

As well as getting ready to head to foreign shores, the sporting enthusiast has also given up a well paid job working in schools in order to try to achieve her goal.

The reason she has decided to make the transition to another country is so she can ensure she plays in enough games before the deadline for the Olympics.

She said: “It means I will be playing week in, week out, getting matches on a regular basis, which is what we all need. The level is far higher than we can find in England.”

Commenting on the prospect of moving to Germany, she added: “It is a massive challenge for everyone. For me, I’ll be taking a huge pay cut and living in a country with people I’ve never met.”

The original plan was to send Ms Taylor and all her team mates to one country to prepare. However, this fell through due to a lack of funding.

Instead, they are being sent to a number of different nations – potentially meaning some will be moving to France.

Meanwhile, talking about her dedication to the task ahead, Ms Taylor remarked: “The sacrifices are huge and I have not underestimated them, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.”

She added she would regret it if she did not put in the maximum effort to achieve her aim. This may well be a sentiment shared by the rest of the team, including those moving to France and other countries.

According to its organisers, the London 2012 Games have been the catalyst for the transformation of a section of east London.

On the Move

Over the last twenty years and the increase in travel technology the world has become an increasingly smaller place. This has particularly affected us in the UK where we used to revel in our isolation as an Island. This had served us well in the past protecting us from events in Europe. But with the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994 things have changed significantly.

With France now only 30 minutes away there has come a renewed appetite for travel and new opportunities for people who consider moving to France. This can be seen in the fact that when the tunnel was opened there were claims that it would be the end of the Channel ferries, but in fact they seem as popular as ever and there have only been some marginal realignment in services.

With the increase in travel for holidays there has also been an increase in people moving to France. This is perhaps inevitable as people travel and experience a different way and pace of life and they consider the possibility that they could have a better standard of living in France.

The fact that there has also been a rapid increase in property prices in the UK over the same period has meant that for perhaps the first time, people could consider selling up and moving to France with the possibility of buying a property and having some money to spare. Also with the ever closer ties with Europe there are more people moving from the UK to work abroad or even at extremes, commuting from France to the UK. The opening of the Channel Tunnel has certainly opened many opportunities.

Whatever your reason for considering moving to France, whether it is to enjoy retirement, to work or even to commute, we at European Removal Experts can help with those initial headaches of moving home especially to another country.