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Old October 19th, 2015, 06:08 PM   #13861
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Maybe because people crossing border everyday has more risk for smuggling
It wouldn't surprise me with the little booth about 100m from the border and people filling themselves up with tobacco!
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Old October 20th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #13862
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The main H/UA border crossing Záhony was closed down this Monday in the early morning. The reason, according to news portal "index" was not illegal immigrants, but a giant razzia at this crossing known for long as a nest of corruption. All police on duty have been arrested. 39 homes have been searched, 30 police interrogated as suspects and 21 detained.

Investigation concluded that police on service at the crossing have been systematically asking for bribes ranging between 20 and 100 €, obviously from those that had something to fear from a routine check. One of them had 950 € in cash hidden in his undergarments when caught on the spot.

Earlier this year in July, there were arrests of officials and civilians suspected in participating in cigarette trafficking at that crossing.

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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #13863
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Hungarian or Ukrainian police officers were arrested?
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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:22 PM   #13864
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Hungarian or Ukrainian police officers were arrested?
Hungarians.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 12:13 AM   #13865
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This really sucks, they are in charge to control the outer Schengen border! If that task is assigned to corrupt criminals, it means that the Schengen system is a failure. It's not just an internal matter for Hungary, it affects the whole EU\Schengen area.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old October 21st, 2015, 02:18 PM   #13866
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This really sucks, they are in charge to control the outer Schengen border! If that task is assigned to corrupt criminals, it means that the Schengen system is a failure. It's not just an internal matter for Hungary, it affects the whole EU\Schengen area.
The Schengen system is not a failure. However, it is a risk to extend a system requiring low degree of corruption to the corruption zone of Balkan. The system is as strong as its weakest link.

Der Balkan beginnt am Rennweg. (Metternich)
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Old October 21st, 2015, 08:30 PM   #13867
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Not exactly a border and not a highway at all... but I have seen that Shenzen underground gets into HongKong and last station has a checkpoint

https://www.google.es/maps/@22.51376.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:38 PM   #13868
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Nope, that is due to two different geodetic systems overlapping. The Luohu station of Shenzhen metro is still in mainland China, which is connected via a corridor with checkpoints to the Lo Wu station in Hong Kong (Which is also called Luohu when reading it in mandarin Chinese).
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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:52 PM   #13869
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The Schengen system is not a failure. However, it is a risk to extend a system requiring low degree of corruption to the corruption zone of Balkan. The system is as strong as its weakest link.

Der Balkan beginnt am Rennweg. (Metternich)
It was my point. Imagine if for example PL and SK do efficiently control the UA border: the corruprion of H officiers would make these efforts pointless, as criminals travelling in\out the Schengen zone may know the weakest (most easily corruptible) point and make it through. So the safety of the entire Schengen area is threated.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 10:23 PM   #13870
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Not exactly a border crossing (even if there is a sign in the video)

Inside both railway and road Somport tunnels (France-Spain), there is a physics laboratory. To entry there it is compulsory to get into from Spanish side, turn right and later take out via the old railway tunnel (to avoid a road crossing inside the tunnel).

The laboratory is 850m under rocks... and that means three times under water. This is, in the middle of Pyrenees they took the point where deep is higher (the point that crosses under a mountain in he surroundings)


In this news we have something about railway station history (sorry, in Spanish but if someone interested, just post in the thread of railways and full of forumers will give you more info) and about the lab.

The video is longer than 2 minutes and really worths

It starts inside the tunnel direction France


http://www.elmundo.es/ciencia/2015/1...a0c8b460d.html
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Old October 21st, 2015, 11:07 PM   #13871
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It was my point. Imagine if for example PL and SK do efficiently control the UA border: the corruprion of H officiers would make these efforts pointless, as criminals travelling in\out the Schengen zone may know the weakest (most easily corruptible) point and make it through. So the safety of the entire Schengen area is threated.
Let's not panic.

It is not like the criminals in the UA/H area are in hi-speed link with those near UA/PL region. Some of them are bigger fish, but most are local small smugglers.

Maybe there was some people smuggling, but I doubt it had developed into a huge stream. There are inland controls as well.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 12:15 AM   #13872
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Let's not panic.

It is not like the criminals in the UA/H area are in hi-speed link with those near UA/PL region. Some of them are bigger fish, but most are local small smugglers.

Maybe there was some people smuggling, but I doubt it had developed into a huge stream. There are inland controls as well.
This one was just an example, i don't know the specific situation at the EU-UA border.

I mean, Schengen system works because different countries cooperate and trust each other to protect the outer border and ensure free movement between them. If it starts to leak somewhere, the whole system is challenged.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:31 AM   #13873
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It's amusing, 950 EUR hidden in underpants

I went to work one day with like 1500 EUR in my wallet for most of the day...
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 04:58 PM   #13874
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Something not seen every day: border between Ukraine and Transnistria
https://www.google.it/maps/@47.40727...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.it/maps/@47.87735...7i13312!8i6656
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 05:02 PM   #13875
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Fence and watchtowers along the Turkish-Syrian border
https://www.google.it/maps/@37.09821...7i13312!8i6656
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 10:23 PM   #13876
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Never known that right beside half of the border between Turkey and Syria have, on turkish side, a railway. Seems pretty strange to be on a train lookin into a country on one side and into another one on the other side. And that for a long journey...
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Old October 24th, 2015, 12:02 AM   #13877
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Never known that right beside half of the border between Turkey and Syria have, on turkish side, a railway. Seems pretty strange to be on a train lookin into a country on one side and into another one on the other side. And that for a long journey...
Is this railway used by regular passenger trains? It would be a very weird (and very scary) feeling, for an ordinary Turkish citizen, to take a train within his own country and seeing a war zone through the windows.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 02:20 AM   #13878
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considering the few incidents of munitions crossing the border I don't think you'd look through the windows
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Old October 25th, 2015, 11:49 AM   #13879
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Around 1,500 Syrian refugees have cycled through Russia into Northern Norway in recent months.
- We are now accepting about 50-70 Syrians a day, said Police Chief Stein Hansen told Sky News.
In August, 133 Syrians took off to Norway through the Russian tundra, but rumors of the route have spread. The cause of the refugees crossing the border with bikes is that it is forbidden to cross the border on foot or by taxi.

Interesting that they bought the bicycles because it's illegal to cross the border by foot or by taxi, they're smart and well informed those syrians.

Any other borders in the world you cant pass by foot or taxi ?
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Old October 25th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #13880
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Border between Malaysia and Singapore. Its called Tambak Johor (Johor Causeway)



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