Even though the borders are closed…
18 migrants arrested on the Finnish-Russian border

February 7, 2024

The Finnish authorities arrested 18 migrants, including women and children, on Finland’s closed land border with Russia, one week after the disappearance of 160 migrants who had applied for asylum in Finland. The Finnish border guard said the group was suspected of illegally crossing a forested area north of the Imatra border crossing and consisted […]

Far-right in Finland is pressing to deny refugees free health care

September 17, 2023

The government coalition in Finland is moving to take a new package of steps to tighten immigration procedures, the most important of which is denying irregular refugees access to free health care, amid human rights criticism and signs of political division. Conservative Prime Minister Petteri Orpo intends to abolish a law requiring local authorities to […]

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