Michaela Merz


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UK/Switzerland – BREXIT update


The UK’s departure from the EU – BREXIT – took effect on 31 January 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement agreed with the EU in October 2019. As a consequence, the UK has left the political institutions of the EU and entered a transition period. During this transition period (until 31 December 2020), EU regulations will in principle continue to apply in the UK. In the course of the next months the UK government and the EU will negotiate a comprehensive trade deal.

The BREXIT may have an impact on the treaty clearance for payments between Switzerland and the UK and puts treaty claims at risk based on the Swiss-US DTT:

Payments from the UK to Switzerland / from Switzerland to UK: replace 823C with 823B

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Chester


Thanks to my work I can visit places that I probably wouldn’t ever travel to in my free time. I think it is great, because that’s how you can discover things that you wouldn’t otherwise discover. I am sure, that nearly everyone knows the places Liverpool or Manchester. But let’s be real, who of you has ever heard of Chester?

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Chester


Meinem Beruf verdanke ich, dass ich Orte besuchen kann, wo ich privat wahrscheinlich nie hinreisen würde. Das finde ich toll, weil so kann man Sachen entdecken, die sonst unentdeckt geblieben wären. Ich bin sicher, dass fast alle die Orte Liverpool oder Manchester kennen. Aber sind wir ehrlich wer von euch hat schon einmal von Chester gehört?

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The story of Leon (Lev) Roznanski


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHis parents were from Russia. Leon was born in Romania and as they were a very wealthy family, Leon learnt German from his German speaking nanny. During the Second World War the family had to flee to England and on top of his three languages Leon also learnt English. Continue reading


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Die Geschichte von Leon (Lev) Roznanski


SOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAeine Eltern kamen aus Russland. Geboren wurde Leon in Rumänien und da sie eine sehr wohlhabende Familie waren, lernte Leon von seinem deutschsprachigen Kindermädchen noch Deutsch. Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges musste die ganze Familie nach England fliehen und zu Leon seinen drei Sprachen kam noch Englisch dazu. Continue reading