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Old 11-10-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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How can you speak of Europe as one entity. Some parts of Europe are a mess. The countries are so diverse. Some are on the verge of economic collapse, Latvia, Lithuania, etc. Some have undergone a collapse like Iceland. Some countries are a disaster in unemployment such as Spain which has close to 20% unemployment. Lots of Europeans are struggling and have enormous financial burdens and are unhappy, afraid of losing their jobs, etc. It is not the ideal you paint it out to be.
It's amusing that you pick Latvia and Lithuania. It's some of the few countries that are really bad of. What about Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium...

You're picking out two rotten apples, out of a basket. And ignoring the rest. Though i'll admit we do suffer from unemplyment in more than one country right now.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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dougie..europe is not only britain,example:germany is better then usa!my opinion,i respect it ,sorry!

"One can consider US if he has US$500,000 to invest
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true ..alternative:american husband! 0$

in europe properties are kept in family form generation to generation,with other words european grandparents could handle money good (so or so european handle money much better then americans..sorry my opinion again) and let us debtsfree properties, a good start in life.We think different about spending money,about saving,about making debts.Debts is slavery.I buy only,what i can afford,i do not buy,what i do not need,i do not make debts,live frugal and responsable,save money for tomorrow and invest wisely in my familly properties (or new properties) so my grandchildren are proude of their heritage.And they only get it,if they deserve it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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I'm so tired of the garbage going on in North America. Out-of-control illegal alien take over, welfare to people who don't work, no morals, no one on the same page, etc. The U.S. is almost gone, and it's more a feeling than anything else. I was just wondering what's the best European country to live in, preferably English-speaking? The U.K.? Northern Ireland? Thanks.
I hope you do not become an illegal alien taking over in any European country, if you do so, you will be doing what you dislike about the US nowadays. And by the way, Northern Ireland is part of the U.K.! If you really hate illegal immigrants, I guess you should avoid Europe, there are plenty of legal and illegal immgrants over there, in proportion to its total population, much more than in the US, unless you want to try some Eastern European countries.
Why don't you try Afghanistan or Iraq, I guess illegal immigration is not a big deal there!
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:09 AM
 
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The UK is getting much stricter on legal and illegal immigrants. And the price of being a legal immigrant is getting to be extortionate.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: then: U.S.A., now: Europe
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I'm so tired of the garbage going on in North America. Out-of-control illegal alien take over, welfare to people who don't work, no morals, no one on the same page, etc. The U.S. is almost gone, and it's more a feeling than anything else. I was just wondering what's the best European country to live in, preferably English-speaking? The U.K.? Northern Ireland? Thanks.
Last week I had dinner with a UK business man and his wife and family, and his father-in-law, who is a retired worker. The description above is exactly how they all see the UK.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Lille, France
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I'm so tired of the garbage going on in North America. Out-of-control illegal alien take over, welfare to people who don't work, no morals, no one on the same page, etc. The U.S. is almost gone, and it's more a feeling than anything else. I was just wondering what's the best European country to live in, preferably English-speaking? The U.K.? Northern Ireland? Thanks.
17271,

It sounds like you have a very rigid view on life– you don't like "illegals", you don't like people who need welfare assistance and you don't like immoral behavior (whatever your definition of that is).

Something tells me Europe is too liberal of a place for you.

(Call it a hunch)
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Denmark. Everybody speaks English, it's clean, it's fun, and people have a nice attitude and are friendly. It's cold, but it's made up of a bunch of islands and you are always near the water. It's on the expensive side, but the nice people more than make up for it.

Danish is so hard to learn and pronounce that nobody there wants you to bother with it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Denmark. Everybody speaks English, it's clean, it's fun, and people have a nice attitude and are friendly. It's cold, but it's made up of a bunch of islands and you are always near the water. It's on the expensive side, but the nice people more than make up for it.

Danish is so hard to learn and pronounce that nobody there wants you to bother with it.
Denmark is a nice country. Though the Danish language isn't THAT hard to learn. It's hell to pronounce but it's not that hard to learn. It's quite close to english, not as close as swedish but still it's much easier to learn than Finnish, Polish and so on.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Denmark is a nice country. Though the Danish language isn't THAT hard to learn. It's hell to pronounce but it's not that hard to learn. It's quite close to english, not as close as swedish but still it's much easier to learn than Finnish, Polish and so on.
What makes Swedish closer to English than Danish is? Same tree, and Swedish and Danish (and Norweigan) are on the same branch. Besides, listen to Danes speaking - they use English loan words (not even re-made to sound Danish) often, and a lot more often than Swedish.
Finnish and Polish aren't German languages, so they will be harder to learn than other German languages (e.g. German, Danish, Swedish, Norweigan) for an English-speaking.

I can't give advice on what "European country is the best to move to", since I don't know what the OP considers "best". Some hints as to the definition isn't quite enough for me, I'm afraid Plus, I'm biased. I'm going to go with either Sweden or England. Maybe France.
I think they're great. How about you?
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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What makes Swedish closer to English than Danish is? Same tree, and Swedish and Danish (and Norweigan) are on the same branch. Besides, listen to Danes speaking - they use English loan words (not even re-made to sound Danish) often, and a lot more often than Swedish.
Finnish and Polish aren't German languages, so they will be harder to learn than other German languages (e.g. German, Danish, Swedish, Norweigan) for an English-speaking.

I can't give advice on what "European country is the best to move to", since I don't know what the OP considers "best". Some hints as to the definition isn't quite enough for me, I'm afraid Plus, I'm biased. I'm going to go with either Sweden or England. Maybe France.
I think they're great. How about you?
Swedish words are much closer to english than danish is.

Danish is different from Swedish, which is the closest european language to English. So it's easier to learn swedish, as it's easier for a swede to learn Norwegian than danish.

English -> Swedish -> Norwegian -> Danish.

Swedish beeing the closest, danish further away.
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