European Union begins with ... piles of garbage and human rights violations (PHOTOS)
Many things have been written about the ordeals of travelers at the border. But somehow the public only paid attention to the foreign journalists' criticism on the work of Ukrainian services, that allegedly delay inspection at the border. A recent trip to Hungary by uzhgorod.in journalists finally dispelled the myth of democracy, humanity and equal rights in this European state ...
Checkpoint "Tisa" was passed in 3 minutes. with all required control: customs officers quickly checked our car, border guards checked our passports. There was no separate lanes for citizens of "third countries" (i.e. behind the other developed countries in economic and social spheres), as practiced by our neighbors on the Slovak border. All fast, comfortable and tolerant Finally servants border politely wished "Good luck!"
And just as we crossed the customs and border strip we saw a long queue of cars. We asked why they stood there. The answer was more than clear: "Hungarian service is working very slowly."An hour later, we finally got to the last "barrier" between Ukraine and Hungary - "live" bridge. Here in the reverse direction on both sides both passenger cars and trucks drive. Up to Hungary the bridge is packed with cars full of people who are patiently waiting for Hungarian service to open their customs for scrutiny. At first we wondered just swing over the river, which we "provide" powerful truck and "leftists" who missed the border queue at once on the Hungarian side. Somewhere in the middle of the bridge we began to notice piles of debris that lay just on the road. In 33 degree heat this garbage was also stinking.
Of course, that made us completely change our view that the EU is cleanliness, order and culture. Once finally on the Hungarian customs we were even more surprised: checks, carried out on 6 lanes of 5-6 cars on each, took hours, while Ukrainian customs had only three lanes, and it went much faster! So which country is more civilized and which created comfortable conditions for crossing the border? And when it comes to human rights violations, then you understand wise Ukrainians - do not join any association of foreign countries ...
Our compatriots from Donetsk and Kharkiv had a very unpleasant surprise when the Hungarian customs officers asked them to complete pass on the importation of fuel not in English, German, or Russian, b in Hungarian! Travelers from distant regions could not figure out what is required from them and how to fill out a paper in inaccessible language? They could not understand why going to the country on holiday to therapeutic pools, which are located at Budapest, which is 400 km from the border, they restrict imported needed to overcome considerable distance fuel (according to the laws of Hungary can be imported only 70 liters every week) and despite the fact that they spend in the way the European country rather big money!
Why should our workers who go to Italy, Portugal, Greece and Spain with their families, be forced to stand for hours at the entrance to the European country, so that they could "support" economies of these countries with their hard work? How to explain small kids who travel with their parents abroad, why they have to spend a bunch of time in incredible heat and why nobody cares abo kids or pregnant women who come for advice to foreign doctors without proper road service in the border zone?
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