Now is not ”time to be lulled into false sense of security” is right, strict agreement in not allowing illegals to cross is essential.
“There are still grounds for the agreement to remain in place,” Kivinen says in HS.
The six-month agreement will come to an end in October. Kivinen says that unbridled immigration at the Salla and Raja-Jooseppi border control stations has been curbed thanks to the limitation agreement.
The researcher says that in European terms the migrant crisis is still ongoing, and that no country should be lulled into a false sense of security.
Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko says in an interview with top daily Helsingin Sanomat that Finland’s temporary agreement to only let Finns, Russians and Belarusians cross the border in Lapland between Russia and Finland will not be renewed.
Leader of the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies (Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki) Markku Kivinen says he is “astonished” that a new agreement is not currently under discussion.