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@gov.fi


Elina Poikonen
Counsellor, Deputy to Director of the Unit
Hanna Lehtinen
Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 350 610
Vilma Peltonen
Desk Officer
EU coordination
  • +358 295 350 140
Julia Kerkelä

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