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Finnish-Romanian police co-operation starts in June

A Romanian police officer will be on duty in Finland throughout the coming summer. Co-operation between the two police forces was agreed in April.

Kerjäläinen istuu kadulla pahvimukiin kerjäten.
Image: Juha-Pekka Inkinen / Yle

The officer is due to arrive in June as part of a campaign to combat crime. He will help the Finnish police to determine whether the actions of Romanian beggars in the country are linked to criminal activities.

According to Terho Rajala, the Police Board’s international unit, the officer will stay in Finland until the end of the summer.

Rajala says the presence of a Romanian officer is a trial project after which the results will be analysed with a possible view of future co-operation.

A deal on police co-operation was reached by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb and the Romania Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu in early April. 

Sources: Yle

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