Andorra Faces Border Dispute With French Neighbours

PT       2001-08-10 
Porta's bugbear has been simmering for nearly forty years since the border between France and Andorra was marked on the maps but President Charles de Gaulle failed to have a physical border marked on the terra firma itself. Francis Marty explained: 'All French borders are marked by boundary stones, all except one - ours. It is marked on maps, yes, but it is not marked on the ground. We know where we think it is but the Andorrans have other ideas. They are always building houses over the line and then insisting that they are Andorran, not French.'