It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of
our loyal member and beloved husband of Angela Meier-Jones, our Vice-Chairman.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 2pm at the Catholic Church, Tramstrasse 5, Muttenz.
Donations instead of flowers to Schweizerische Hertzstiftung in Bern Postal Office account 30-4356-3
The Expat Brits Campaign Team is campaigning efforts to have the 15-year rule lifted. They need to get registration levels up very significantly! They would like all unregistered voters, not affected by the 15-year rule, to register (before 7th May 2014 ) and vote in the European Parliament elections in the UK rather than in their country of residence.
You can read more here.
Regrettably, due to a sudden deterioration in the health of his father-in-law, Andrew Wells has had to resign his chairmanship. As Vice-Chairman, Nigel Coombs has agreed to assume this role at least until the AGM in May 2014.
We very much regret Andrew’s departure and your Council will be studying his ideas for reforming the BRA and making proposals to present to the AGM in May next year.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has carried out a 12-week consultation to amend part of the British Nationality Act (BNA) 1981 to allow the FCO to centralise its consular birth and death registration service from April 2014.
You see the results and follow the link to the FCO site here.
As many of you will know there has been a fight to save World Radio Switzerland, the English speaking public service arm, in Geneva, of the Swiss Broadcasting Service. The service has been an invaluable source of information and entertainment.
This battle has now been lost and it is probable that Radio Frontier, which is very commercially oriented, will take over but without DAB most people won’t be able to listen.
You can find out more about them at their website.