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Old May 12th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #7481
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According to African Union... it is a pity but all "European countries" with territories in Africa do not participate. I think it is a mistake because they have territories and citizens which can gain a lot just with relationships between near countries.
France, Portugal, Spain... are just some of them

And... all those countries have their languages as official in the African Union (in fact, English, Arabic, Swahili, French, Portuguese and Spanish are the six official languages)

BTW, Why Morocco hasn't joined too there?
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Old May 12th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #7482
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According to African Union... it is a pity but all "European countries" with territories in Africa do not participate. I think it is a mistake because they have territories and citizens which can gain a lot just with relationships between near countries.
France, Portugal, Spain... are just some of them

And... all those countries have their languages as official in the African Union (in fact, English, Arabic, Swahili, French, Portuguese and Spanish are the six official languages)

BTW, Why Morocco hasn't joined too there?
Morocco plays the role that Norway and Switzerland play in the EU. It's an outsider!
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Old May 12th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #7483
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BTW, Why Morocco hasn't joined too there?
Morocco was expelled because of the Sahrawi affair...
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Old May 12th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #7484
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It wasn't expelled, it left voluntarily in 1984 when Western Sahara became a member (of the then-OAU).
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Old May 12th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #7485
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does Turkey have a military forces on their border to EU?
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Old May 12th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #7486
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does Turkey have a military forces on their border to EU?
Yes, but its main concern is its borders with Middle Eastern countries, not Greece or Bulgaria.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #7487
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does Turkey have a military forces on their border to EU?
They have in Northern Cyprus. De jure that's not just border to EU, that's within EU.

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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #7488
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It wasn't expelled, it left voluntarily in 1984 when Western Sahara became a member (of the then-OAU).
Wikipedia references tell conflicting stories:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1428796.stm
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Morocco was forced out of the OAU in 1984, when a majority of African states lined up behind Algeria to recognise the Polisario movement's claim to the territory of Western Sahara, which Morocco had annexed in 1975.
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Morocco withdrew from the OAU in November 1984 to protest the illegal admission of the so-called Sahara republic, self-proclaimed by the Polisario separatists which claim the independence of Morocco's southern provinces. To integrate the African Union, Morocco requests that the reasons that were behind its withdrawal from the OAU be avoided by the new entity.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #7489
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Yes, but its main concern is its borders with Middle Eastern countries, not Greece or Bulgaria.
And the main concern of EU is the border with Turkey...
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Old May 13th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #7490
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Tuas Border between Singapore and Malaysia

[IMG]http://i43.************/6hrtdv.jpg[/IMG]

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I don't know where is the actual border line is located, but the causeway starts with this Malaysian speed limit sign.
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Sultan Abu Bakar border checkpoint
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I still wonder what font used in the Singaporean sign. Do anyone knows?

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Old May 13th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #7491
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Does that sign mean that it is not allowed to leave Singapore by a Singapore-registered car with a gas tank less than 3/4 full? Cheaper gas tax in Malaysia side, and Singapore wants to prevent the tax money from leaking to Malaysia?
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Yeah, Malaysian gas prices is cheaper than in Singapore (In Malaysia .92 gas is only 0.6US$/l, while 1.6US$/l in Singapore). Before the regulation took effect many Singaporean cross the border and do Visa run just to refuel their cars in Malaysia.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #7494
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This is the EU border to Asia...
actually it is EU border , but not to Asia... after the border is still continental Europe, but this is real border between Europe and Asia
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #7495
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Yeah, Malaysian gas prices is cheaper than in Singapore (In Malaysia .92 gas is only 0.6US$/l, while 1.6US$/l in Singapore). Before the regulation took effect many Singaporean cross the border and do Visa run just to refuel their cars in Malaysia.
Spain-Andorra have different prices too and France-Andorra quite bigger difference. But not so much.

And they are so many queues to quit the country that, everybody who will go to Andorra will refuel its car, but nobody will go only for fuel (in Spain means 13 km go and 13 km return just to save money. In France quite more)
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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #7496
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Is not that hard to alter the fuel level indicator to show fuel tank all the time full
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Old May 14th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #7497
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I can see how such restrictions shall Poland at the entrance to the territory of Kaliningrad (Russia)!? : Lol:
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #7498
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Is not that hard to alter the fuel level indicator to show fuel tank all the time full
Such an action is subject to SGD 5000 fine and up to one year in jail in Singapore.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #7499
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actually it is EU border , but not to Asia... after the border is still continental Europe, but this is real border between Europe and Asia
Been there, done that... (Istanbul / Constantinople)

So, what do you suggest? The EU can't share borders with Iraq, which is exactly what's going to happen if Turkey joines the EU....
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The EU can't share borders with Iraq, which is exactly what's going to happen if Turkey joines the EU.
Why not?
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