Emergency material assistance supplied to Ukraine for two years

23.2.2024 13.52
The second anniversary of the beginning of the Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine in its entirety will be this week on 24 February 2024. However, one anniversary was already observed last week on 15 February, when it had been exactly two years since the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism following Ukraine’s request for assistance.

Minister of the Interior Rantanen met Sweden’s Minister for Migration Malmer Stenergard

20.2.2024 18.38
Finland’s Minister of the Interior Mari Rantanen and Sweden’s Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard met in Finland on 20 February. The Ministers visited Finland’s eastern border and received an update on instrumentalised migration at the eastern border. 

Proposal to tighten the provisions on international protection sent out for comments

20.2.2024 14.17
The Ministry of the Interior has sent out for comments a proposal for a legislative amendment that would shorten the length of international protection permits to the minimum allowed by the Qualification Directive. The deadline for submitting comments is 12 March 2024.

See also

  • Voluntary and forced return »

    Under certain conditions, Finland may assist voluntary return to the home country.

  • International assistance »

    Finland may provide international rescue service assistance upon the request of another country, the EU or an international organisation.

  • Violent radicalisation »

    Violent radicalisation refers to justifying violence based on one's own view of the world, or on ideological grounds.

  • Finnish flag days »

    Finland has official flag days and national flag days designated in the calendar. The flag may be flown on other days as well.