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Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 12:03:32 AM
Sipilä visits Estonia, holds talks with Roivas
FTimes- STT Report, June 10
 
 
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and his Estonian counterpart Taavi Roivas discussed the issue during Sipilä’s visit to Tallinn on Tuesday where both the premiers said they were on the same course in this regard.
 
Although Estonia had already disclosed its official decision on the issue, Sipilä said Finland had not yet expressed its official position. However, the matter is up for discussion on Friday.
 
Estonia published a declaration on its position on Tuesday. According to the declaration, the number of asylum seekers which the EU Commission proposed for Estonia is too large, and the movement of people from Greece and Italy as well as from other EU countries can only be grounded on a voluntary basis.
 
 
There have been grumblings from other countries as well which have called for fair burden sharing. Among the countries are France and Germany where nearly 40 per cent of the 40,000 asylum seekers will be channelled to.
 
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