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Thu, 11 Sep, 2014 12:00:28 AM
Interpellation on police reform project
FTimes-STT Report, Sept 11
True Finns Ismo Soukola and the Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen in the parliament during the discussion on interpellation regarding police services on Wednesday. Photo- Lehtikuva.
Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen on Wednesday strongly refuted allegations against the police reform project of reducing services and internal security.
Replying to an interpellation submitted by the opposition Persusuomalaiset (Finns Party) in parliament, the minister said things which have nothing to do with the reform in the police administration have repeatedly been attributed to the project.
The minister pointed out that police stations are hardly closed and the administrative reform has not undermined the ability of the police to handle emerge calls in smaller localities.
In addition, the minister clarified that traffic control has not decreased and neither has road safety deteriorated.
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