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Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

Post  Panda on Fri 25 Jan - 16:28

Tina Turner to be granted Swiss citizenship


Pop legend Tina Turner has given up her US citizenship to become a citizen of Switzerland, after living in the country for nearly 20 years.








Tina Turner has applied for Swiss citizenship. Photo: Rez Features





12:06PM GMT 25 Jan 2013

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Tina Turner has been enjoying all the Alpine air and muesli Switzerland has to offer since 1995, and now she is on her way to being granted citizenship.


Tuner, who is 73, has passed a local civics test and interview according to an official announcement published in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily. Turner relocated to Switzerland in 1995 with her longtime partner, German record executive, Erwin Bach. Turner's spokeswoman said that the singer wanted to "clarify her situation". Her citizenship application will still need approval from the canton of Zurich as well as federal authorities before she can receive a red passport.


Turner lives in the picturesque town of Küsnacht, on the shores of Lake Zurich, an area which has previously been home to Carl Jung. Turner's music is popular in Switzerland, with a spiritual singing album she released in 2009 peaking at number seven in the Swiss charts. Children Beyond, a 2011 follow-up, also made the Swiss charts. Turner is currently recording Beyond 2.


The Simply The Best singer is not the only celebrity to enjoy the delights of Switzerland: Phil Collins, Shania Twain and Roger Moore all have homes in the country. Turner told German newspaper Blick, "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. I cannot imagine a better place to live".


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Re: Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

Post  Panda on Fri 25 Jan - 16:33



amcgrath

29 minutes ago




I believe muesli is available in supermarkets around the world now so that seems an unlikely reason for moving there.
Some cynical people seem to be hinting that she has moved there to take advantage of the Swiss tax laws, to which i should point out that it is quite possible to live and work in the UK and take advantage of the Swiss tax laws - or the Caymans, Holland or Monaco.











  • DaveMart

    48 minutes ago




    She will regret it, as she will likely come to miss the gun crime.
    And when was the last time Switzerland mounted an interesting invasion of a Middle Eastern country?
    Wusses.











  • petev

    Today 10:17 AM




    Nothing to do with TAX by any chance?











  • nick

    Today 09:49 AM




    Tina lucky...Switzerland one of the only countries who still maintain their citizenry, and don't allow immigrants to dilute its culture...











  • interloper

    30 minutes ago




    Switzerland was created by the Templar order in the 13th century in the wake of persecution by French Papal authorities and the French monarch. The reason why it is such an insular society is because it is the last remaining sanctuary of that order, and hence, is one of the key sources of global power which they command in addition American commercial enterprise and British big business.

    They perfected European banking and retain one of the most pro-financial regimes in the world, demonstrating why despite being a small country, they continue to wield such power and influence in the modern globalised financial networks. They accept deposits from any organisation, and shield the financial millions of their Templar accomplices. Money equates to power in the 21st century and quite contrary to Hayek's assurance that "money is the greatest instrument of freedom" the Swiss understand it is the instrument by which they can become affluent of the labours of others, and preserve their own position of the political process.











  • nick

    14 minutes ago




    I like that they have very strong cultural values...many European countries like Sweden with their influx of immigrants... are having issues...











  • d2b

    Today 10:16 AM




    plonker
    she is black and ...guess what ?! an immigrant herself











  • swissbiddy

    Today 10:09 AM




    You haven't been here recently, then ...
    In a total population of around 7.5 million, around 2 million are non-Swiss.
    There is major concern about east-europeans and other migrants who seem to be flooding the place.
    The Swiss make it hard to live and work here, and yes, depending on your residency permit you can be deported for traffic violations (usually if your record is already less than pristine!), but there are an awful lot of immigrants.
    I should know. I am one.











  • nick

    11 minutes ago




    Switzerland citizenry voted not to enter the European union...and see how
    well that country continues to flourish....Britain is dealing with
    immigrants flooding that country and having its health and many social
    services be burdened by immigrants...I have nothing against immigrants,
    just like the the Swiss folks want to maintain their culture..











  • d2b

    Today 10:17 AM




    they should deport you

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    Re: Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

    Post  wantthetruth on Fri 25 Jan - 16:42

    :haha

    Funny comments!

    Küssnacht is really nice. I'm not sure why she needs citizenship, but of course she'll get it....she's rich!

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    Post  Panda on Fri 25 Jan - 17:42

    wantthetruth wrote: :haha

    Funny comments!

    Küssnacht is really nice. I'm not sure why she needs citizenship, but of course she'll get it....she's rich!

    Hi wantthetruth Actually I have high regard for Tina, she walked away from her despicable Husband with only the clothes she had on. Her talent has made her rich , not the work of others which earn all the profits for their Bosses to hide in Swiss Banks.

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    Re: Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

    Post  wantthetruth on Fri 25 Jan - 18:06

    Asolutely Panda. I wasn't disrepecting Tina Turner. I was laughing at the ignorance of some of the comments

    And actually, it's not as easy to hide money in Swiss banks these days. Times have changed.

    However, as regards getting citizenship here, money certainly talks.

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    Re: Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

    Post  Panda on Fri 25 Jan - 18:28

    wantthetruth wrote:Asolutely Panda. I wasn't disrepecting Tina Turner. I was laughing at the ignorance of some of the comments

    And actually, it's not as easy to hide money in Swiss banks these days. Times have changed.

    However, as regards getting citizenship here, money certainly talks.

    I think she has lived in Switzerland long enough to prove she regards it as her permanent home and at 73 yrs of age, she is not going to start a family.

    It could be because she has family in the U.S.A. and she doesn't want them burdened with Inheritance Tax if she is a

    Swiss Citizen.

    As for hiding money in Switzerland, a couple of years ago UBS a Swiss Bank were fined a lot of money in the U.S.A. for some financial malpractice . The US said if UBS gave them names of US Citizens with bank accounts in their Swiss Branch they would waive the fine, UBS provided 100 NAMES!!!!!!! That is only one Bank, it's possible many moved their money to other Countries after that.

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    Re: Tina Turner to be granted Swiss Citizenship

    Post  wantthetruth on Fri 25 Jan - 18:34

    Yes, it almost finished the UBS off. Credit Suisse had a smilar crisis.

    They're recovering well now though.

    And for sure, tax would be a major reason to take up citizenship. Although I don't think you need to give up one citizenship to have the other. Or perhaps that just applies for EU citizens, not USA


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    Post  Panda on Fri 25 Jan - 18:50

    wantthetruth wrote:Yes, it almost finished the UBS off. Credit Suisse had a smilar crisis.

    They're recovering well now though.

    And for sure, tax would be a major reason to take up citizenship. Although I don't think you need to give up one citizenship to have the other. Or perhaps that just applies for EU citizens, not USA


    I don't know , anyway, I have a lot of respect for Tina and it appears from her work now that her music is shown on Swiss T.V. rather than the U.S. and she retired from world wide Concerts many years ago.

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