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How exactly do we apply for the $27,000 which is being offered to move to Italy?

What an interesting challenge! I looked at the CNN article, which mentioned "Counselor" Antonio Tedeschi. The word "Counselor" sounds like the position held by a local government official. There were ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I prefer the layered approach. One advantage is flexibility. As it is rainy, you'll want your outer layer to be waterproof, or at least water resistant. I prefer thin woolen underwear. Silk or ...
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Non-immigrant divorce in USA

In the US divorce is a matter for state law, but generally it is possible to divorce in the US if your spouse lives at a US address at the time the divorce is filed. It is often possible to divorce in ...
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Can EU citizens work in Iceland?

While Iceland is not a member of EU, it participates in the EU Single Market through its membership of the European Economic Area. One consequence of that is that freedom of movement for workers ...
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Do parents need to be dependent for EU familiy reunification?

Your reasoning hinges on the notion that parents are necessarily household members. On a purely formal level, it's not the case, it's an additional material requirement thus explicitely ruling out ...
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Will I be able to enter other country again?

If you haven't forgotten or misunderstood anything, I don't see any reason to worry. In actual fact, even entry denials are not recorded or shared across EU countries. You would get a stamp in your ...
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Health insurance in Europe for citizen of Poland living outside EU

You would not be covered by local health insurance in the EU country you will visit solely on the basis of citizenship. EU-wide coverage is based on reciprocity (if you are insured in one EU country, ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

In addition to layering mentioned in the other answers, I have a couple of extra tips (a finn, used to -20-30 C): Protect extremities well. You can have a good jacket and trousers, but if you forget ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

The following is copied from my own answer on Travel SE. I grew up in Norway. I've gone skiing, running, walking, playing, hiking, bicycling, etc. in the mountains there and in temperatures as cold ...
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What happens if you leave an unpaid utilities bill in an EEA country you no longer live in?

The utility company might do one or more of several things, depending on the size of the debt: Write off the debt Chase you for the money Pass the debt to a debt collection agency Obtain a court ...
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If MVV application is approved by IND, can local embassy refuse for some reason?

Caveat: I'm answering on the basis of common sense and general life experience, not specific knowledge. The IND is the relevant body which approves your request of an MVV, not the embassy. So, if the ...
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Getting a job in the EU with an EU spouse

I also know this is EU wide. For instance if she were to get a job in Switzerland I'd be free to get a job over the border in Germany. That's not entirely correct. I am not sure about this particular ...
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Among Schengen countries, which has the "easiest" requirements for getting permanent residence?

Time: Almost every country in the Schengen area requires at least 5 years of residence to become a permanent resident, so I'd say time-wise you can choose any country you want. Language: easiest to ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

I cannot comment on very specific clothing, but here is my experience. I moved from a climate similar to coastal one you mention, to Canada. Now I walk to and from work all year long, from +30 in the ...
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Moving my cat to the EU

Somehow I managed to turn up good information. I found a Dutch government website about importing cats or dogs from third countries (not EU) into the Netherlands. It discusses requirements on ...
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Moving to Berlin

For the bank account, you should decide if you want someone to talk to. A lot of people end up with Deutsche Bank initially, because they needed a special type of account to get their visa that only ...
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Health insurance in Europe for citizen of Poland living outside EU

No, you are only covered if you contribute to the health insurance in an EU country. In Poland, this is The monthly contribution rate for health insurance is 9% of the assessment base. In the case ...
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What options do I have to use my European desktop PC in Japan?

Most PC power supplies nowadays can take a wide range of voltages, without the need for a manual switch. For example, the HP Z420 workstation cites an operating voltage range of 90–269 VAC, and a ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

One option I'm trying to avoid, but which should work, is: Take a type-F extension chord. Cut the male side (i.e. the plug end of it). Tool: Heavy wire cutter. Open up the cable somewhat. Tool: ...
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As Tunisian, having Argentinean passport would it allow for more jobs abroad

If you can get Argentine citizenship, you will be a citizen of a Schengen Annex II (visa waiver) country. This will allow you to travel to the Schengen area, but not to work there. An application for ...
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Does having a NI number mean exercising treaty rights?

An NIN may or may not be important for an EEA family permit or a residence card, depending on the circumstances. In any any event, an NIN does not show that the person with the NIN is exercising ...
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How many days out of 5 years do I need to stay for satisfying the naturalization requirement for Belgian citizenship?

Unfortunately the exact definition of an Uninterrupted stay could not be found on an official site, so the following information is based on the Red Cross - Info Integration (Eupen) site. The ...
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Travel within EU with expired passport

From the information you've given, it seems you don't have much choice. Because of the reason for your late application, you're extremely unlikely to get into any trouble even if you might strictly ...
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How to find out the name of the person that an IBAN number belongs to?

No, you cannot. That would be a big breach of all kinds of privacy laws. What you can do is give the name of the account holder when you transfer the money. Then the bank should reject it when you put ...
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I have a German (D type national visa) but was not allowed entry into another Schengen state

Was this denial of entry legal? Probably not. Type D visas are automatically valid for short visits (subject to the 90/180 rule) to other Schengen countries, regardless of the "valid for" ...
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What options do I have to use my European desktop PC in Japan?

You have two options: Use your PC as is with an external 110-to-220V transformer. Straightforward, but make sure the transformer's wattage is sufficient for your PC and that it's a high-quality ...
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Moving to Berlin

This is just my opinion and you can easily get a half dozen useful answers. The banking laws are very strict in Deutschland. Go for a bank that has European branches as well as branches throughout ...
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Permanent migration from UK to Belgium/Europe

After five years of uninterrupted living in Belgium, citizens from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA – EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland acquire ...
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Travelling to France by eurotunnel with UK issued EU Family member residence permit

If you did need a visa, it would be rather too late at this point. Fortunately, you do not need one. Your passport and residence card should suffice, but it won't hurt for you to bring a marriage ...
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Moved to Northern Europe, walking and biking around, and I'm cold! How should I gear up?

It's likely you're not so much cold as dry. Something people from Mediterranean coastal climates don't realize is just how dry the air gets when the temperature falls below freezing. Try wearing a ...
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