The government won a vote of confidence in border security

Government of the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) won the vote in Parliament on Friday afternoon with 91-66 votes.

Almost all opposition parties – the Basic Finns, the Coalition Party, the Christian Democrats and the Movement Now – in the motion of censure questioned Finland’s readiness to deal with hybrid threats.

It is based on the situation on the borders of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, where thousands of migrants have gathered to enter the European Union.

According to both Finland and the EU, mass migration is a hybrid operation organized by Belarus to oppose EU sanctions.

In an interpellation question submitted to Parliament, the opposition parties suggested that Finland could respond to the hybrid threat by suspending the reception of asylum applications and, if necessary, closing the country’s borders. The opposition said this could be achieved by adding emergency clauses to the Finnish Aliens Act.

However, in the interpellation discussion, the government argued that such an emergency clause would not be possible within the framework of the Finnish Constitution or EU law.

Source: The Nordic Page


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