The Government has decided to close the border crossing point of Raja-Jooseppi as of 30 November. The decision means that all border crossing points on the land border between Finland and Russia will be closed until 13 December. At Finland's external borders, it will only be possible to apply for international protection at open border crossing points for air and maritime traffic.
The Government and authorities are closely monitoring the situation at Finland’s eastern border.
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On 20 June 2023, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government, which is Finland’s 77th government. Orpo’s Government is formed by the National Coalition Party, the Finns Party, the Swedish People's Party of Finland and the Christian Democrats in Finland.