Current Affairs

The Unit for Communications on Current Affairs is responsible for external and internal communications relating to topical affairs, communications within the organisation, and communications with citizens and stakeholders in matters concerning foreign and security policy and the Ministry's organisational units providing services, as well as for the strategic planning, development and coordination of communications.

The main duties of the Unit for Current Affairs are:

  1. the Ministry’s external communications on current affairs, including media events
  2. the Foreign Service's internal communications
  3. support for the communications of the Ministry's departments and missions abroad
  4. news and media monitoring for the needs of the Foreign Service
  5. coordination of crisis communications in the Department
  6. content management of the Ministry’s external and internal web communications, including coordination, steering and development of content production
  7. International Press Center coordination.




Post address

Unit for Communications on Current Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 C

Pekka Shemeikka
Content and Communications Specialist
foreign and security policy
  • +358 295 351 944
Rim Mezian
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 351 905
Petra Sarias
Petra Sarias
Content and Communications Specialist
consular and legal services
  • +358 295 351 593
Heli Pietilä
Content and Communications Specialist
consular and legal services
  • +358 295 351 422
Miia Vihola
Communications Assistant
web communications, press releases, media monitoring, organisation of media events
  • +358 295 350 680
Veera Semi
  • +358 295 350 092
Minna Elo
Minna Elo
  • +358 295 350 508
Heta Melantie
Communications Coordinator
Intranet Content Manager
  • +358 295 351 020
Vilma Paavilainen
Project Assistant
  • +358 295 350 261

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