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


  • POL-30@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Laivastokuja 3 G


Matti Nissinen
Director, European Correspondent
European correspondent
  • +358 295 351 780
Anna-Mari Wong Hämäläinen
Desk Officer
Foreign Affairs Council, Deputy European Correspondent
  • +358 295 350 498
Anni Ståhle
Desk Officer
Political and Security Committee (PSC/COPS)
  • +358 295 350 743
Nea Hiltunen
Assistant Secretary
  • +358 295 350 804
Viivi Kuvaja
Desk Officer
European Common Foreign and Security Policy, RELEX coordination
  • +358 295 350 356
Päivi Laivola Donin de Rosière
Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 350 278
Merja Lindroos-Binham
Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 350 651
Tuulikki Olander
Special assignment
  • +358 295 350 354
Saania Simi
  • +358 295 350 737

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