Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia deals with issues concerning the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is responsible for the following issues:

  • monitoring of developments in these countries
  • bilateral relations between Finland and these countries
  • external relations of the European Union in respect of these countries
  • national coordination of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its funding instrument (ENI) in respect of the partner countries
  • questions related to these countries that are dealt with in international organisations
  • preparation, presentation and handling of development cooperation projects in the ministry's internal coordination system and management and supervision of their implementation
  • Economic and Joint Commissions between Finland and Kazakhstan, Finland and Ukraine, and Finland and Uzbekistan.

Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Fax

  • +358 9 160 556 21

Email

  • ITA-20@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 B
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Päivi Peltokoski
Director
  • +358 295 351 523
Ari Heikkinen
Senior Advisor, Ambassador, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP)
  • +358 295 351 390
Anu Rämä
Desk Officer
special assignment
  • +358 295 350 675
Aleksi Blomqvist
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 570

Eastern Partnership

Päivi Nevala
Team Leader, Ukraine, European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership
  • +358 295 350 085
Leena Liira
Desk Officer
Belarus, Moldova
  • +358 295 350 042
Sven Kilemet
Sven Kilemet
Desk Officer
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Adviser
  • +358 295 350 027
Minni Hyrkkänen
Desk Officer
Ukraine
  • +358 295 351 464

Central Asia

Marianne Purojärvi
Assistant Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 934

Development cooperation

Juha Virtanen
Juha Virtanen
Senior Adviser
development policy issues
  • +358 295 350 440
CV
Jouko Eskelinen
Assistant Desk Officer
development cooperation projects
  • +358 295 352 034
Marjo Ahvenainen
Assistant Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 153

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