On Tuesday 8 December, the Government published its action plan on asylum policies. Finland's aim is to stem in the short term the uncontrolled influx of asylum seekers into the country, to contain asylum costs and to integrate efficiently those who have been granted asylum. Finland will also make the asylum and return processes more effective and contribute to the management of the EU's external borders.
Inquiries: Päivi Nerg, Permanent Secretary, tel. +358 50 456 1012 and Erkki Matilainen, tel. +358 295 412 111, Ministry of the Interior