Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo finds it clear that the Dublin regulation must be changed and revamped. He does not believe that the regulation will be abolished. He finds it essential that the EU’s external border control is fixed and that refugees are registered in the country they arrive in. Firstly, he would focus on fixing the situation in Greece and then making an agreement with Turkey. Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini said that Finland stands behind the Dublin regulation. Päivi Nerg of the Ministry of the Interior says that Finland hopes that the EU can agree on a common, sensible migration policy.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Jukka Harju
Main source: Ministers Petteri Orpo and Timo Soini, Päivi Nerg