Unit for European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)

The Unit for European Common Foreign and Security Policy is responsible for:

  • participating in the preparation of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and coordinating matters related to it in the Ministry and in the national preparation process
  • preparations for the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meetings, and coordinating the guidance given by the EU Political and Security Committee (COPS/PSC) and the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX)
  • tasks related to the work of the network of European Correspondents
  • following the circulation of messages concerning the EU's CFSP in the protected COREU communication network between the EU member states and institutions, and sending Finland's COREU communications (templates are prepared in the departments)
  • preparations for political consultations with EU member states
  • informing the Finnish Parliament on matters concerning the EU's CFSP

E-mail

  • POL-30@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
PO Box 23
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Snellmaninkatu 1 A
00170
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Matti Nissinen
Director, European Correspondent
European correspondent
  • +358 295 351 780
Eeva Lahti
Desk Officer
Foreign Affairs Council, Deputy European Correspondent
  • +358 295 350 273
  • +358 50 476 3008
Jessina Nieminen
Assistant
  • +358 295 350 210
Lassi Härmälä
Desk Officer
Political and Security Committee (PSC/COPS)
  • +358 295 350 026
Niina Väisänen
  • +358 295 350 343
Kati Temonen
Attaché
  • +358 295 350 354

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