The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, has proposed that the visa guidelines get additionally tightened for residents of Russia who personal property in Finland, as in accordance with him visas aren’t a subjective proper.
Finland has already tightened visa guidelines for Russians making use of for a vacationer visa. Nonetheless, such a measure has not been seen as ample, as Niinistö mentioned that he would take into account additional tightening the restrictions for residents of Russia making use of for a Schengen visa.
Furthermore, he advisable that the lawmakers take into account eradicating a rule that facilitates the method of acquiring a visa for Russians who personal property in Finland, SchengenVisaInfo.com reviews.
Based on Yle Information, Niinistö mentioned if this rule will get abolished, Russians could be much less prepared to buy properties in Finland, which might consequently result in fewer Russians coming into Finland.
Along with the above-mentioned, Yle identified that Niinistö additionally mentioned that it’s justified to make use of discretion relating to vacationer visas.
“Visas aren’t a subjective proper. So there may be room for discretion and, particularly relating to vacationer visas, it’s fairly justified to make use of discretion,” the President mentioned.
Niinistö made such remarks at an Affiliation of Political Journalists occasion.
Finland has been making use of tightened guidelines for Russians making use of for a visa since September 1. The nation has considerably reduce the variety of visas granted to Russians and at the moment accepts solely a most of 100 visa functions per day. Because of this Finland has reduce the variety of visas issued to residents of Russia by 90 per cent.
Saying these measures, the Minister of Overseas Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, mentioned again in late August that the nation determined to take such a choice because it doesn’t wish to change into a transit nation for Russian residents who want to attain different EU nations.
Whereas Finland has solely tightened the visa guidelines, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland have already agreed to cease issuing visas to Russians and ban them from coming into their territory from September 19.
The minister of overseas affairs of those 4 nations mentioned that introducing such strict measures is critical to scale back the stream of Russian vacationers within the EU and deal with coverage and safety threats.
“Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have agreed on a standard regional method and hereby specific their political will and agency intention to introduce momentary nationwide measures for Russian residents holding EU visas,” part of the joint assertion reads.