Finland blocks foreign property deals due to invasion threat
The Finnish government plans to prevent international buyers from purchasing real estate near military sites. This comes in response to a report published last year that revealed concerns in Helsinki about the acquisition of houses near strategic locations.
A report by intelligence agency Supo warned of the risk of a foreign state “taking advantage of a crisis situation”. It goes on to state that real estate constructions could be used to “close transport routes and accommodate troops unchecked, for example”.