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Forum: Europe
Jan 12th 2014, 10:35 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By mbkarl

Austrian Pay as you Go SIM Card

I'm going to be in Austria for 2 days and I need a local sim card so I can receive international calls without been charged myself.

I've looked online and they are some sims available but they are...
Forum: Europe
Jan 2nd 2014, 5:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Drop in property prices

A knock on affect of this real estate tax?

I don't even read the news anymore, it's all doom, gloom and new taxes
Forum: Europe
Nov 20th 2013, 6:05 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Watery Western Eatery

Sounds tremendous, I shall sample if we're ever in that neck of the woods
Forum: Europe
Nov 20th 2013, 6:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mbkarl

Re: In the news....

Slovenia maybe does need some kind of council tax, but now is not the right time as people are on the bones of their arses.

I read that Real Estate tax has been vetoed by the National Council, no...
Forum: Europe
Nov 18th 2013, 12:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mbkarl

Re: In the news....

Indeed Adele, it's very difficult to imagine a future here right now
Forum: Europe
Nov 18th 2013, 11:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mbkarl

Re: In the news....

That real estate tax has passed through Parliament and will come in from January 2014

I still can't find correct sums to work out what the monthly tax will be? I'm hoping my earlier estimate of...
Forum: Europe
Jul 3rd 2013, 3:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mbkarl

Re: In the news....

Real Estate tax seems to be happening, this is going to be an absolute nightmare. It will be based on the value of your house and the land you own.

Even a modest house with a garden could be...
Forum: Europe
Jul 3rd 2013, 3:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Leaving Slovenia

Sorry to see you go. Did we meet once at the Astoria meetup, to do with the old forum?
Forum: Europe
Jul 3rd 2013, 3:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,900
Posted By mbkarl

Re: What Prompted Your Move to Slovenia?

Two years now.

Postives : Landscape, the climate, Slovenian people.

Negatives : Cost of living, the Governments almost xenophobic attitude to foreigners
Forum: Europe
Jun 30th 2013, 1:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mbkarl

In the news....

Real Estate Tax, they really are all out of ideas
Forum: Europe
Jun 30th 2013, 1:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Leaving Slovenia

Good luck with your move.
I've met 4 or 5 expats in the last month or so, who are looking to leave as it just isnt working for them here anymore
Forum: Europe
Jun 30th 2013, 1:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,900
Posted By mbkarl

Re: What Prompted Your Move to Slovenia?

In all serious, it was more of a case of why not. Having a Slovenian partner after living in England together for 5 years it was time to try something new.
Forum: Europe
Jun 30th 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: Europe
Jun 30th 2013, 1:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Mimimum hourly wage

The monthly gross minimum wage is currently €783.66 (it is expected to increase slightly from the 1st July).

Anyone earning less than the minimum wage is likely to be working with Student Status...
Forum: Europe
May 29th 2013, 12:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Working and living in Slovenia

eugo is a nice website, however, alot of the information is over 6 months out of date
Forum: Europe
Apr 25th 2013, 4:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Reform Plan: Higher VAT Unofficially / Real Estate Tax

This one of Janković's great ideas along with a VAT increase, both look likely to go through. It is like he is ruling via the back door.

Alenka has no new ideas, I don't see how increasing the...
Forum: Europe
Apr 25th 2013, 10:47 am
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By mbkarl

Reform Plan: Higher VAT Unofficially / Real Estate Tax

http://www.sloveniatimes.com/higher-vat-unofficially-included-in-reform-plan

Oh dear, this is not good news. 22% VAT is criminal but if you look past that, a real estate tax.

A real estate tax...
Forum: Europe
Apr 17th 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Croatia and July first?

Sounds like a plan Ray. We could be back to using Tolars by then
Forum: Europe
Apr 16th 2013, 12:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Croatia and July first?

Nothing to gain from this for ordinary Croatian citizens in my opinion.

To answer your question Croatia will not be part of the Schengen Agreement, so it might be a couple of years before we can...
Forum: Europe
Apr 11th 2013, 2:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By mbkarl

Re: planning for the Slovenian euro crisis

Depends the new government claim to be forward thinking.....

Forward thinking would be reducing the tax burden on ordinary people, if people have more spare money they will spend it.
...
Forum: Europe
Apr 11th 2013, 1:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By mbkarl

Re: planning for the Slovenian euro crisis

If speed cameras can push people over the edge imagine what a savings tax would do :ohmy:

They wouldn't do it anyway, certainly not at 100k. The only people with that kind of money in the bank,...
Forum: Europe
Mar 28th 2013, 2:34 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By mbkarl

Re: EUR/GBP

Build this woman a statue if she manages to turn it around.............However I think she is just delaying the inevitable EU bailout.

An EU bailout would probably result in even more tax...
Forum: Europe
Mar 28th 2013, 2:25 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By mbkarl

Re: How to become a slovene!

Exactly, there are so many ways of saying the same thing in Slovenian.

Also the thing about local accents/dialects is over played. Once you Slovenian is at such a level you can fluently...
Forum: Europe
Mar 28th 2013, 10:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By mbkarl

Re: How to become a slovene!

Everyone is different and will pick things up at a different pace.

There is no secret easy method to learning this and if someone does find it please share!

Native Slovenian speakers can help...
Forum: Europe
Mar 18th 2013, 3:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By mbkarl

Re: Maribor's New Mayor

reserved optimism, people seem so disillusioned with politics in general

Maribor is the perfect hub for any business wanting to perform functions in Europe/Slovenia.

Lets hope this guy can get...
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