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Precisely what happens if you lose your job in the new country of residence without being a full citizen yet isn't quite clear to me. But as long as you're a legal permanent resident (of one of the "old" EU countries - the "new" ones have special rules...), and you have a job, you should be home free.
(Disclaimer: IANAL and this is not legal advice. Contact your local immigration NGO - they know the rules.)
Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
That's my problem, I got locked into student status.
I was actually under the impression that the Netherlands and EU Scandanavian countries were actually more difficult to immigrate to. I had considered Iceland until the meltdown as well as the Czech Republic as I believe the cost of living is lower. But until I can secure the permanent part of the residency, I don't believe I have the freedom of mobility and that I have to start over with the required residency time.
"Schiller sprach zu Goethe, Steck in dem Arsch die Flöte!
Goethe sagte zu Schiller, Mein Arsch ist kein Triller!"
I have a friend who wanted to bring his American wife into the Union - he went first to Malmö (because he wanted to finish his studies in Copenhagen), then to the Netherlands.
Sweden has a legacy of immigration since those post-wwII days when swedish industries (standing undamaged and booming from Marshall-help induced orders) sponsored workers (finnish, yugoslavian and italian comes to mind) to move to Sweden and even though policies has gotten quite thighter since the early 1990-ies, it did so from a completedly other level then say Finland (which does only rarely grant asylum to anyone).
I doubt this will help JD, but here is the link to the swedish migration boards pages in english.
Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
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