Finland is preparing changes to its immigration policy. Interior Minister Petteri Orpo said the Ministry would publish the changes next week. According to Minister Orpo, Finland is planning to change rules on uniting families and shorten residence permits for asylum seekers. Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini said the Nordic Foreign Ministers would meet to discuss the harmonisation of immigration policy. He expects border control to increase within the EU. Minister Soini believes that the Schengen Treaty will not be cancelled but the EU will stop following it, temporarily and suddenly realise that the change has become permanent.
Journalist: Mika Lehto
Main source: Interior Minister Petteri Orpo, Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini