A Tale of Two Cities - Valga and Valka celebrating reunification

  • 2008-01-31
It may not have shaken the world like the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the elation felt by the people was just as genuine. On December 21, residents of Latvia’s Valka and Estonia’s Valga celebrated the end of a frontier that had divided their city since the independence of the two countries. Just before midnight, several hundred people gathered on both sides of the border to mark the entry of the Baltic countries into the Schengen Agreement, which terminates border crossing formalities. Some have criticized Schengen, which now covers 24 countries from Malta to Iceland, for allegedly makin...
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