Invitation to press conference: Immigration in the year 2020 and outlooks for the future


How did the coronavirus affect immigration in 2020? How will work-related immigration be made more fluent during the year 2021? How are the relocations of asylum seekers from the Mediterranean proceeding?

Time: Wednesday 20 January at 10.00–11.00

Place: Teams

During the press conference, the immigration statistics for the year 2020 will be published, and Jari Kähkönen, Director General, will recount what is expected with regard to immigration and the Finnish Immigration Service this year.

In addition to this, Antti Lehtinen, Director of the Asylum Unit, will tell about the asylum seeker situation, and Pauliina Helminen, Head of Branch at the Permit and Nationality Unit, will recount the effects of the coronavirus on immigration. The event will be hosted by Klaus Kaartinen, Director of Communications.

Please sign up for the press conference on Monday 18 January 2021 at the latest:

We will send a Teams invitation to the event to everyone who has signed up.

After the press conference, there will be time for questions from the media. You can send your questions also in advance to the address

The press conference is held in Finnish. The media may pose questions also in Swedish and English.



Hanna Paasikoski, Communications Specialist, email:, tel. +358 295 433 645


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