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  • JUMO GmbH & Co. KG, Fulda Germany (Germany)
    19 September 2018 Company/business organisation
    JUMO GmbH & Co. KG, Fulda Germany (Germany)

    Good Day, I would like to emphasise that here in Europe, we have two regulations (REACh and RoHS), which partly contradict each other. The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU explicitly allows exceptions for lead (since 2003) and the REACh Regulation 1907/2003/EC stipulates an obligation to notify since June 2018. Here it is the problem that the RoHS Regulation, with its exceptions the use of lead in alloys up to 4% allows RoHS Annex III 6a, b and c,...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    16 September 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Pay to pay taxes In italy you have to pay someone else (expertise) in order he or she calculates the amount of taxes you have to pay to the state, unless you are a trained skilled accountant. It is valid both if you income is a 20€ or 1 billion a year. I suggest to have a free tax dignity life level where if your income is at the level for conducting a dignity life you do not have to pay any tax or in case it is not possible, the costs for...

  • Heike Gruber (Germany)
    16 September 2018 EU citizen
    Heike Gruber (Germany)

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, ich lebe gern in Deutschland und bin mit den meisten hiesigen Regelungen sehr zufrieden. Insbesondere auf dem Gebiet der Gleichstellung zwischen den Geschlechtern ist Deutschland vorbildlich. Frauen sind heute auch in den früheren "Männerberufen" willkommem. Im schriftlichen Behördenkontakt werden Frauen und Männer sprachlich gleichgestellt. Bei der Eheschliessung zwischen Mann und Frau können die Eheleute wählen...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    15 September 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Family income: divorce is convenient sometimes! In Italy there are strange rules sometimes, for example the so called isee total income average which accordingly a family pay fees. For example in a family a husband has a well paid job and the wife is jobless. If she decides to go to university she pay high fees than she would be not married. The same is she have a kid, the kindergarten comes very expensive than if she would be single. And so...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    15 September 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Open your small business (micro): Expecially for unemployed peolpe during these tight times, it shoul be easier open a small own business such as a bar, a wall painter, a home restaurant, a tourist guide, dog sitter and so on. For any kind of small business in Italy you would start, you have to deal with quite big burocracy first, which is unclear, triky, complicated and interpretative. As doing a small buiness does not mean you are going to...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    15 September 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Renting your home for short time. As the mobility is growing more and more, new opportunities comes for example renting your own home or part of it to tourist, work travellers, students, relatives of someone whom came for visit and so on and on. This allow the owner of the home to be helped economically in paying home taxes, bills and additional exonomical support as well as let traveller to travel easier, know the touristic and non touristic...

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