The municipality of Parikkala initiated the following statement that the Midnordic Committee has supported:
Internationalisation of the Parikkala border crossing point is a project with long-term impacts. The Midnordic Committee proposes that the Government acts immediately and makes a principled decision on the internationalisation of the Parikkala–Syväoro border crossing point.
The Midnordic Committee finds it important that negotiations for an agreement are started between Finland and Russia. During government formation talks next spring, a political decision for the internationalisation of Parikkala border crossing point is needed to secure the project’s financing in the forthcoming government and EU ENI CBC programmes.