Minister Mehl shoots down Progress Party’s demands for border control

Emilie Enger MehlPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) believes that the introduction of border control now would have put enormous pressure on the police.

“If we had to introduce border control now in the way that the FRP wants to, it seems, then it would put enormous pressure on the police. It would be very difficult to implement in practice,” Mehl said in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) on Wednesday.

Enger Mehl was challenged by the Progress Party (FRP), which has proposed the introduction of temporary border control due to the influx of refugees from Ukraine.

“The Minister is waiting and watching. Waiting for signals from the EU. But the situation now is that we are dependent on having control of our borders,” parliamentary representative Erlend Wiborg (FRP) said.

Mehl responded that the government is still considering introducing border controls but that it is more appropriate to use police resources in other ways for the time being.

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