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ik
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Joined: 17 Aug 2005
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Location: lagos, nigeria

PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 10:28  Reply with quote

hello ppl

i am doing a personal research on which of the eastern countries is the best place : 1. for ppl who are Visitor 2. for people who want to work 3. for investors.

I also want to know between these countries which has:
1. the highest standard of living
2. higest paid wages
3. best social infrastures
4. low rate of unemployment
5. tolerance of other race e.g Americans and immigrant africans
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evian
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PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 10:47  Reply with quote

Hi,
OK, my interpretation of your statement "eastern countries", I am assuming you are referring to the Eastern European countries that do not include Germany or Austria, but extend eastwards from here? Solely the countries included in this map?:



The UN development report (circa 2004), which includes an index for all nations, based on the criterion that you have stated (1,2,3,4) ranks Slovenia as the highest for all East European nations (closely followed by CR).

For visitors? Well that is really subject to one's opinion. Wink Most popular East-European destinations would be CR, Croatia, Poland and Hungary (I believe).
For work? This depends on the relevant industry. The Baltics (particularly Estonia) are proving a fantastic place for expatriate work opportunities.
For Investors? Not Hungary at the moment! Laughing Otherwise, I don't know.

There seems to be much debate regarding the tolerance and respect for foreigners. Generally tolerance prevails, although it is quite common you may encounter some hostility wherever you go. Croatians seemed the most 'friendly', however this is just my opinion.
Jason.
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Zeisig
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PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 11:14  Reply with quote

Generally the Czech society is not too tolerant of immigrants, especially
the Nigerians have a bad reputation in our country, don't expect a cardial wellcome.
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evian
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PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 11:23  Reply with quote

Zeisig wrote:
especially the Nigerians have a bad reputation in our country


Really? Why is this?
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Ladis
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Joined: 30 Sep 2005
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Location: near Prague, Czech Rep.

PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 16:08  Reply with quote

evian wrote:
Zeisig wrote:
especially the Nigerians have a bad reputation in our country


Really? Why is this?

Because of "Nigerian letters"? Smile (letter about "we have lot of money and need to hide them in your bank account with big interest for you, send XX XXX USD we to can do this transaction").
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Sova
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Location: NY, USA

PostPosted: 05-Oct-05 19:57  Reply with quote

... and looking for someone "honest," blah blah blah. Yeah, I used to get at least one of these a week. But, I doubt that it's the Nigerian immigrants to the Czech Republic doing this. I would think those con men would rather stay in Nigeria, where such fraud is harder to prosecute.
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Zeisig
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PostPosted: 06-Oct-05 8:09  Reply with quote

Nigerians (besides Albanians) are known mainly for drug trafficing and, of course, for the 419 scam.
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ik
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Location: lagos, nigeria

PostPosted: 06-Oct-05 12:10  Reply with quote

hi sova,
i must tell you that i am personally shock beyond words how the outside world see an average nigeria due to how porous and corrupt our leaders are, but it hurt me everytime i see people talk about Nigerians as though it is the devil with the red horns that lived there with it mighty army of demons Twisted Evil but on the contrary i think Nigerians are the warmest people on the face of the earth regardless what everybody is talking about. their hospitality alone beats everybody to it. it is a case of few bad in power and a whole lots of good people with no opportunity to express themselves. the few bad are destroying the image of the country because they care for nobody except their pocket. please sova change ur view about Nigeria their are lots of honest and sinccere people in Nigeria.

Besides, why most Nigerians especially the youth indulge in such vices is due to negligence by the Govt. Most people don't see any hope for me in the future of the country. There ia also the issue of a degeneration of culture perspective. You are highly respected when you don't reside in the country and you have a proof of good life e.g big cars, nice dresses, otherwise nobody may respect in you even in your own family.
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evian
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PostPosted: 06-Oct-05 12:36  Reply with quote

Ik, I don't believe it was Sova's POV, he was just stating the general approach of Czech natives to Nigerian folk, & in particular, the general views on Nigerian fradulent emails. You are very right though, and it is ignorant for many to base their opinions of Nigerians solely on what may impact them (internet scams and drug trafficking...) .
What I believe is fundamentally important though (not just you, but for much of the world), is to disregard how others may think of you based on your nationality. What truly matters is how people see you based on your personality and who you are. This is all that truly matters.
Jason.
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Ladis
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PostPosted: 06-Oct-05 13:25  Reply with quote

Nigeria is just far off CR thus people here base their opinions on very little fragmentary info.
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