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French Citizenship

Posted by gerry dalby - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by gerry dalby - 5 years ago

When I came to live in France some 20 years ago you had to get a carte de sejour . When they were done away with the Mairie said to keep it as you never know they may come back.

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Posted by quiet apartment, near Monte Carlo - 5 years ago

The UK pays NET £8.9 billions to Brussels.

The E.U. needs the UK much more than the other way. Switzerland is not in the E.U. nor the Euro.They do not lose any trade because of it.  Indeed, Cadbury's head office was closed down, all the management axed, and the head office put in Switzerland when Kraft took it over. And Switzerland is not in the EU, I repeat.

Switzerland's GDP is much higher than all the member states in the E.U.    Luxemburg is an exception.  As anyone in the UK knows, if you sell something on ebay within the UK, the Luxemburg government mysteriously benefits by 15% VAT on the ebay commissions. It is places like Luxemburg and Belgium that need the E.U. much more than the E.U. needs those countries.

Regarding citizenship, it is 10 years to get German citizenship. And there are tough exams. on the German language and history etc. which means it is impossible for uneducated people to get it.