During Parliament’s Question Time on Thursday, there was a heated debate on the situation on the border between Belarus and Poland and on Finland’s preparedness for hybrid threats.
Thousands of migrants have gathered at the border in an attempt to enter the European Union. According to the EU and Finland, this is a hybrid operation in Belarus that opposes sanctions against the country after the controversial 2020 presidential elections.
Opposition In a debate on Thursday, basic Finns announced that it would once again pass a motion of censure on its center-left government over its immigration policy. The last time Basic Finns made an interpellation on immigration was in October.
Chairman of the Finnish Party Riikka Purra referred to an unconfirmed report by the German newspaper Die Welt that Germany and Finland are the main destinations for migrants entering the EU via the Belarusian-Polish border.
“There are gaps in our legislation”
Petteri Orpo, the leader of the second largest opposition party, the National Coalition Party, urgently called on the government to change legislation to allow the reception of asylum applications to be suspended.
"We have shortcomings in our legislation. We must be able to stop and suspend the reception of asylum applications. We do not currently have the tool" The orphan said.
Basic Finns also call for an emergency measure to ensure that asylum applications are not accepted in exceptional circumstances.
prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) condemned the actions of Belarus and called them an attack on the European Union. According to Marin, it is worth finding out whether there is a need for reform in Finnish legislation.
"In a similar situation, the Finnish government would act. We do not accept such activity at that border, and we do not accept it at our own borders. It is important that the EU is united on this issue and supports these countries," Marin said.
Source: The Nordic Page