SCHENGEN - Valga and Valka: twin cities together again

  • 2007-12-19
  • By Talis Saule Archdeacon
VALGA/VALKA - Imagine having to cross an international border to get from your bedroom to your garage, or to go out and tend your garden. Imagine having to present a visa in order to get to work in the morning. Worse still, imagine not being allowed a visa and being confined to one half your home town. It's exactly this situation that residents of the twin cities of Valga (in Estonia) and Valka (in Latvia) have been dealing with for the last 16 years. Historically a single town, Valga/Valka is now cut in two 's sometimes in highly inconvenient ways 's by the Estonian-Latvian border that...
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