If you have a new car, no checks can be imposed in the new country. If you have a used car, it may have to undergo a road worthiness test.
In general you have to register your car under the normal number plates of the new country, as well as pay vehicle registration and car tax in that country.
You can use your car on a temporary basis in any other EU country without paying taxes for six months out of any 12 months. This does not apply to ‘frontier workers’ — people who work every day in a neighbouring country.
You can drive in the new EU country on the licence from your home country. However, the EU country will apply its own rules as regards the period of licence validity, medical checks and tax rules.
They can be moved without any restrictions and without paying customs duties or taxes.
In order to prevent double taxation, you need to establish whether you are ‘resident for tax purposes’ in the new country — which essentially means that you declare all your income there.
You should do this by contacting the tax authorities in your home country and the new country. Check also whether any formalities have to be completed before your departure.
Voting and Standing For Election
You can vote and stand as a candidate in the new country under the same conditions as nationals of that country in:
Municipal (local) elections: note that you do not automatically lose your vote in your home country if you vote in the new country;
European elections: note that you must register on the electoral role. You will automatically lose your vote in your home country if you vote in the new country.