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  • Location Düren
  • Nationality Australian
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  • Year of birth 1957
  1. Another driving licence one

    On checking it turns out my UK licence was indeed canceled. Stating it was replaced, issued by another authority   
  2. Another driving licence one

    If you still have the details you can use your NHS number to check online if your UK licence is still valid for a hire car? Although Germany returns the licence does it actually get cancelled? That requires a Bobsworth to work and no one is paying. www(dot)viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number
  3. bike and car accident

    The train station I use has a path with one or two cyclists going the wrong way at high speed when I turn left. I always take care not only to avoid hurting someone but assume I am liable when a non motor vehicle is involved.  Special thanks also to the driver that stopped crossing a bike path when I assumed I had right of way. It takes two to have an accident, that's why there is so many kids.  
  4. EU has a site importing from outside of the EU. I would recommend you try to find a customs broker willing to handle it as most will not touch private imports due to upset customers if things go wrong. Example If customs decide to search for drugs you pay for the truck and driver to sit and wait. Can you import it as a business? Google "importing goods from outside the eu" I take it you have looked at EU compliance matters to use it here?   "To illustrate what the technical rules of the FTA mean in practice: there will be no need to conduct specific expensive tests to show compliance with a wide range of safety standards (e.g. resistance to crash or impact, effectiveness of braking, etc.) as the tests conducted in the EU to show compliance with EU standards will be recognised by South Korea. Equivalence with European standards on OBD would represent a major cost saving since Korean norms for petrol cars are based on US Californian standards, which makes it extremely costly to market in South Korea a car model which is not also marketed in the US. In the absence of flexibilities on emission standards, it would be very difficult for EU producers to maintain and expand their presence in the Korean market since most sales are concentrated in the high segment of the market."  From the EU trade deal South Korea. Soon it might be easier than importing from the UK. Google "eu-south korea free trade agreement a quick reading guide" The UK voted for all this paperwork :-). 
  5. Its complicated just starting a small business in Germany health insurance being one your straight in the deep end minimum amount 190 euros a month. I think there is a start up payment scheme for unemployed it may be worth waiting. Depends if they where trying to help you when they gave the advise or annoyed you asked?
  6. If your from the EU you can use your licence as long as you like no need to ever convert. I have hired cars with a 40 year old paper UK licence without problems. Only Brexit forced me to change to a German licence. No questions asked easy. 
  7. There has been a legal judgement in the law regarding in car cameras and monitoring when driving in favor of the camera user. Every new Tesla has the option of a security camera when parked. Banks petrol stations hotels.  Lawyers sometimes also quote urban myths only 50% are correct in all court cases. 
  8. Freezer Puncture-Need Help!!!

    10 years old and your looking at least 200 euros to repair your lucky, AEG where busy and saved you the cost of telling you its broke and uneconomical to repair. Maybe they knew that but did not want to tell you. 
  9. Objection to Company Transfer & Resignation

    Your not being fired, but possibility of being made redundant. The company you work for still has the legal structure and obligations as the German employer to give you notice. Only a change of owner. Or are they pulling a fast one?    I wonder if the US company realises Germany does things in a different way.
  10. How does he qualify for private health insurance as he is under the income level for Private? Just go along show your health card and preferably a doctors appointment or scrip explain you will be transferring your business to Germany because of Brexit. 190 euros a month peace of mind full cover EU wide. You get to keep the UK card. They will send you a letter for your tax number they set a minimum income at 11,000  my company runs at a loss its not a problem as long as they get the money.   
  11. Coronavirus

    Interesting New York times article on vaping suddenly killing 59 Americans only in certain city's just before the Wuhan outbreak. Its a bit tin foil hat to connect the two together but Iran likes the old style water pipe as well. Might be worth giving it a miss till it blows over. A side note I caught Pneumonia in China in April last year after passing though a meat market, and the first thing I do is to try and steam any cold or flu out. It certainty was not infectious although my daughter developed a cough that cleared up.  Have a read and look at the symptoms, sudden spike and regions. Google has other articles if you cannot get past the paywall.    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/vaping-illness-tracker-evali.html    
  12. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Maybe you cannot generate enough for the whole week for a high mileage user, but its not like they have figured out a way to put Red dye in the electric yet. You could always ask for night shifts to charge the car during the day at home.