MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Finland ranks third among EU countries most popular with asylum seekers, according to the country’s Immigration Service.
"At present, the situation is unbearable, because the Schengen system is not working. The checks stipulated by the agreement are not carried out at the external borders," Sipila said in an interview with the Finnish Kaleva newspaper.
According to him, there is a necessity for distribution centers at the external borders to start functioning in an appropriate way.
Earlier this week, the Finnish Interior Ministry unveiled new projected data on refugees, saying that about 30,000-35,000 asylum-seekers may arrive in the country by year-end.
A majority of asylum seekers coming to the Northern European nation at present are of Iraqi origin, the Finnish Immigration Service statistical data shows.