President Niinistö clarifies speech at YLE

President Saul Niinistö has explained his speech about the refugee crisis at YLE. He did not mean that Finland would be breaching international refugee agreements. The President said he was concerned over the fact that many European countries are talking about diverse means to reduce the number of migrants, but nobody directly says if these measures are in line with international agreements. According to President Niinistö, the EU’s external borders should be fixed and people should be helped safely to the EU. Help should also be offered in their countries of origin.

Media:  Helsingin Sanomat

Date: 5.2.2016

Journalist: Suvi Vihavainen