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Why do you go away? So th

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you cansee the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett . . . . #living_europe#milos#plaka#topgreecephoto#greecestagram#vscogreece#greek#hellas#ig_greece#greecelover_gr#cyclades#places_wow#love_greece#europe_gallery#europe#blue#greekvacation#loves_landscape#ig_europe#europa#super_europe#travel#traveladdict#loves_europe#sunsetlover#travelphotography#postcardsfromtheworld#europe_tourist#bestplaces_togo#europe_vacations

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_______________________________________________ Use your smile to change the world. Don't let this world change your smile. _______________________________________________ MLV 2015, 21. April _______________________________________________ #smile #girl #portrait #portraitmood #portrait_shots #portrait_vision #child #childrenphotography #cuteness #visualsoflife #artofvisuals #artoftheday #agameoftones #MagnaLunaVision #photography #photographyblogger #photographer #efsyn #igers #ig_portrait #igworldclub #insta_athens #iggreececlub #greecestagram #ig_cameras_united

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Because the UK is not part of the Schengen Area, and because Belgium and France are not part of the Common Travel Area, all Eurostar passengers must go through border controls. Both the British Government and the Schengen governments concerned (Belgium and France) have legal obligations to check the travel documents of those entering their respective countries (as well as those leaving, in the case of Belgium and France). To allow passengers to walk off the train without arrival checks in most cases, juxtaposed controls ordinarily take place at the embarkation station. In order to comply with special UK legislation, there are full security checks similar to those at airports, scanning both bags and people's pockets. Security checks at Eurostar are comparable to those at a small airport and generally much quicker than at London Heathrow. The recommended check-in time is 30 minutes except for business class where it is 10 minutes. Eurostar passengers travelling inside the Schengen Area (Brussels-Lille or Brussels-Calais; Lille-Calais trips are not allowed) pass through a separate corridor in Brussels bypassing border checks, and enter carriage 18 of the train, which is reserved for these passengers. This arrangement was set up after numerous illegal immigrants entered the UK without the right to do so, by buying a ticket from Brussels to Lille or Calais but remaining on the train until London an issue exacerbated by Belgian police threatening to arrest UK Border Agency staff at Brussels-Midi if they tried to prevent passengers whom they suspected of attempting to exploit this loophole from boarding Eurostar trains. When the tripartite agreements were signed, the Belgian Government said that it had serious questions about the compatibility of this agreement with the Schengen Convention and the principle of free movement of people enshrined in various European Treaties. On 30 June 2009 Eurostar raised concerns at the UK House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that it was illegal under French law for the collection of information desired by the UK government under the e-Borders scheme, and they would be unable to cooperate. On the northbound Marne la Valle-Chessy - London train, the security check and French passport check take place at Marne la Valle-Chessy, while the UK passport check takes place at the UK arrival stations - this is the only route where passengers are not cleared by UK border officials before crossing the channel. On the northbound Marseille-London train, there is no facility for security or passport checks at the southern French stations, so passengers must leave the train at Lille-Europe, taking all their belongings with them, and undergo security and border checks there before rejoining the train which waits at the station for just over an hour. On several occasions, people have illegally tried to stow away on board the train, sometimes in large groups, trying to enter the UK; border monitoring and security is therefore extremely tight. Eurostar claims to have good and well-funded security measures.

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