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Fri, 18 Sep, 2015 12:08:33 AM
FTimes - STT Report, Sep 18
 
Refugees at Kemi train station in northwestern Finland on September 14th 2015. Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
The government has decided to accept one hundred asylum seekers from Germany by the end of this year.
 
Germany made the request for relocating the asylum seekers a few weeks ago. In response, Finland has informed Germany that it is ready to welcome Syrian families.
 
Germany has in recent days witnessed a huge influx of immigrants from countries such as Hungary and has requested Finland, among other countries, to receive some of them.
 
The Finnish Immigration Service will deal with individual applications of the relocated asylum seekers.
 
Government Counsellor AnnikkiVanamo-Alho from the interior ministry told the news agency STT that the hundred asylum seekers to be relocated from Germany are not included in the EU quota of 2,400 asylum seekers to be relocated internally from other EU states.
 
Nearly a million asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Germany this year. The country’s capacity to receive asylum seekers has been put to test in the last few days following the massive influx.
 
 
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