The transit of Russians with a Schengen visa through Finland should stop, the Finnish government is working on a legal justification for these restrictions. This was stated at a briefing on September 22 by the head of the Finnish government, Sanna Marin. “The goal of the government is very clear. We believe that Russian tourism … Read more
At the same time, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have already agreed to introduce travel restrictions for Russian citizens. As the press secretary of the Polish government, Piotr Muller, noted, the Baltic countries will not let Russians into the Schengen zone. .
Finnish diplomats admitted that the decision of the Estonian authorities may run counter to the rules of the Schengen area and the legal norms of the European Union. At the same time, the Foreign Ministry said that Helsinki cannot afford to close entry for Russians solely because of their passport. .
The head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry gave an interview to Helsingin Sanomat. He noted that in the event of a decision on a complete ban, the EU countries, including Finland, should have other types of visas in their back pocket. .
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto admitted that the European Union will introduce a complete ban on the issuance of tourist visas to Russian citizens. He stated this on September 14 to Helsingin Sanomat. “If the EU decides to completely ban tourist visas – which I think is quite possible – the EU countries, as well … Read more
According to the publication, this trend is associated with the start of a special operation of the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine. The Finnish Ministry of Defense says that the reduction in the number of military reserves will not affect the country’s defense capability. .
The diplomat recalled the existence of laws that the Finnish authorities will not violate. He drew attention to the fact that the consideration of each application for a visa is carried out in accordance with the established criteria. .
The daughter of three-time Olympic champion in cross-country skiing and biathlon Anfisa Reztsova Daria Virolainen can change sports citizenship. .
Last weekend in Helsinki, citizens of Finland took to the streets, dissatisfied with the policies of Prime Minister Sanna Marin. At the same time, it was not about drunken parties from which the current leader of Finland does not get out – citizens demanded that basic guarantees for peace, labor and social security be observed.