“They have really started to think about how to help Lithuania, Latvia and Poland in the face of this situation,” Asta Skaisgiryte, the president’s chief foreign policy adviser, told the public broadcaster LRT. “This is the first initiative, which is now being examined by the Interior Ministry and other institutions.”Continue Reading

The government decided on Sunday afternoon to impose entry restrictions for people arriving from southern Africa, Interior Minister Krista Mikkonen (Green) announced on Twitter. As of 3pm on Sunday, Finland will restrict entry into the country for travellers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, NamibiaContinue Reading

On Tuesday Parliamentary opposition parties formally announced they were seeking a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Sanna Marin‘s (SDP) coalition government, calling into question the country’s preparedness to deal with hybrid threats. The interpellation was prompted by the ongoing situation at Belarus’ borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia,Continue Reading

Lithuania has decided to urgently organize the distribution of humanitarian assistance packages for illegal migrants pushed-back on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. The decision was made during Thursday’s meeting attended by Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite, Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene as well as representatives of state institutions and NGOs, theContinue Reading

Shortly before Finland evacuated 413 Afghan and Finnish citizens from Kabul in late August, the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced that it would suspend deportations of asylum seekers to Afghanistan. While this came as relief to those who were facing imminent removal to one of the most dangerous places inContinue Reading