Unit for Central, Western and Southern Europe

The unit covers issues concerning the following countries:

The United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Malta, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Andorra and Monaco

The unit is responsible for the following issues:

  • bilateral relations in all fields of cooperation (EU, political, economic and trade)

  • supervision of the Finnish embassies in the countries specified above


  • EUR-30@formin.fi


Nicola Lindertz
  • +358 295 350 316
Aila Mustalahti
Assistant Desk Officer
visit arrangements
  • +358 295 351 708

Central and Western Europe Team

Markus Teir
Team Leader
Central and Western Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands
  • +358 295 350 441
Christian Heikkinen
Desk Officer
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, ETA/EFTA
  • +358 295 350 320
Markus Räty
Desk Officer
Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary
  • +358 295 350 401

Southern Europe Team (EUR-30)

Saara Alhopuro
Team Leader
Southern Europe, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Malta
  • +358 295 351 951
Henna Kosonen
Desk Officer
France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino
  • +358 295 350 479

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.