In Italy the system is quite easier sometimes, there is not so much hassle if you e.g. do not pay your phonebill, gas bill etc. As I have understood that when e.g. someone in Italy does not pay the electricity bill, they just shut down the connection. And then when they pay the unpaid bill, they connect you again.
In Sweden it is not quite that easy. If you e.g. do not pay a 35 ? electricity bill, you get two warnings. If you still do not pay it goes to a public enforcement agency where the bill ticks interests and other costs. At the end that bill can be thousands of euros because the system adds costs on that bill. That bill will also block you from the system, you can not get other services either. It can destroy your entire life.
In Italy you get blocked from the financial system if you e.g do not pay bank loans. But not for a small electricity bill. I saw this difference with my neighbors who use their home in Catania for vacations.

This is why I called swedish public offices twice a year to see that I have not forgotten anything since I moved. I guess now after soon five years, I can start to relax. 🙂

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Svenska

I Italien ?r systemet lite l?ttare ibland, det finns inte s? mycket kr?ngel om du till exempel inte betalar din telefonr?kning, gas r?kning etc. Som jag har f?rst?tt att n?r t.ex. n?gon i Italien inte betalar elr?kningen, st?nger de bara ner anslutningen. Och sedan n?r de betalar den obetalda r?kningen, ansluts du igen.
I Sverige ?r det inte riktigt s? enkelt. Om du t.ex. inte betalar en 35 ? elr?kning, f?r du tv? varningar. Om du fortfarande inte betalar g?r den till offentliga kronofogden d?r r?kningen?tickar p? med r?ntor och andra kostnader. Vid slutet kan r?kningen ha vuxit till tusentals euro eftersom systemet medf?r kostnader p? denna r?kning. Denna snurra kommer ocks? att blockera dig fr?n systemet, kan du inte f? andra tj?nster heller. Det kan f?rst?ra hela ditt liv.
I Italien blockeras du fr?n det finansiella systemet om du t.ex. inte betalar dina bankl?n. Men inte f?r en liten elr?kning. Jag s?g denna skillnad med mina grannar som anv?nder deras hem i Catania f?r semester.


Det ?r d?rf?r jag ringde svenska offentliga kontor tv? g?nger per ?r f?r att se att jag inte har gl?mt n?got sedan jag flyttade. Jag antar att nu efter snart fem ?r, kan jag b?rja slappna av. 🙂