Unit for General EU Affairs and Coordination

The Unit is responsible for the following issues:

  • general EU affairs, including development of the EU and institutional issues
  • preparative work related to Coreper II and participating in the preparations of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and the European Council
  • internal coordination of horizontal EU issues within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs including external dimension of the EU energy policy and financing of the external action of the EU


  • EUR-20@formin.fi


Mika Kukkonen
  • +358 295 350 390
Timo Ranta
Senior Adviser
EU's Global Action
  • +358 295 350 350
Elina Poikonen
Counsellor, Deputy to Director of the Unit
Pirjo Välinoro
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 985
Meri Hätönen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 604
Hanna Lehtinen
Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 350 610

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