The Finnish Immigration Service is closing more asylum seekers’ reception centres. According to the plan, the capacity of the centres will drop to less than a third from its peak last winter.
This autumn, closures of reception centres will be sped up. By year’s end, there will be less than 17,000 bed spaces available, down from more than 30,000 a year earlier. If all goes to plan, by late next year there will be a capacity of less than 10,000 berths – barring any unforeseen new surge of applicants.
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) will decide by the end of September which centres are to be shuttered next year.