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 9 160 555 66

E-mail

  • ITA-20@formin.fi

Post address

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

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 G
MKG1
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
Kirsi Karppinen
Desk Officer
special assignment
  • +358 295 350 184
Maija-Liisa Vesalainen
Administrative Officer
  • +358 295 350 256
Emma Lappalainen
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 284

Eastern Partnership

Päivi Nevala
Team Leader, Ukraine, European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership
  • +358 295 350 085
Tuomas Kinnunen
Desk Officer
Ukraine
  • +358 295 350 054
Leena Liira
Desk Officer
Belarus, Moldova
  • +358 295 350 042
Max Hatvala
Desk Officer
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • +358 295 350 036

Central Asia

Päivi Karhio-Szilvay
Team Leader
Central Asia
  • +358 295 350 050
Marianne Purojärvi
Assistant Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 934

Development cooperation

Juhani Toivonen
Senior Adviser
development policy issues
  • +358 295 350 898
Marjo Ahvenainen
Assistant Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 153
Minni Hyrkkänen
Assistant Desk Officer
development cooperation projects
  • +358 295 351 464

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