Finland prepared to start border controls

Finland is prepared to start national border controls amid a growing influx of asylum seekers from neighbouring Sweden, interior minister Petteri Orpo said on Monday. “We have readiness for that (border controls) at any time, and we have already considerably tightened our policies,” Orpo told Reuters by telephone. Police started random border checks on Saturday in the northern town of Tornio and will launch on Tuesday what the government calls “enhanced foreigner supervision” – such as random identity checks – around the country.



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