Unit for Northern Europe

The Unit covers issues concerning the following countries:

Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The unit is responsible for the following issues:

  • political, trade political and economic issues related to bilateral relations and EU relations
  • guidance of the Finnish missions based in the countries of the region
  • Nordic cooperation
  • cooperation between the Baltic States and the Nordic countries
  • Baltic Sea cooperation
  • arctic cooperation

Countries

Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

E-mail

  • EUR-10@formin.fi
Kalle Kankaanpää
Director
  • +358 295 351 816
  • +358 9 160 561 78
Ann-Christine Krank
Team Leader
  • +358 295 350 111
Timo Sysiö
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 393
Kirsi Hurme
Assistant Desk Officer
visit arrangements
  • +358 295 351 147
Anneli Gyldén
Departmental Secretary
supporting administrative tasks
  • +358 295 350 747

Secretariat for Nordic cooperation, Nordic Council of Ministers

The Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the general planning and coordination of Finland's Nordic cooperation. The Secretariat takes care of, for example, the preparation of Nordic prime ministerial meetings and the meetings of ministers for Nordic cooperation.

The Chief of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation represents Finland in the Nordic Committee for Cooperation.

Johan Schalin
Chief of the Secreteriat for Nordic Cooperation
  • +358 295 351 781
Marjukka Sellin
Assistant Desk Officer
Nordic cooperation
  • +358 295 350 647
Christina Lehtinen
Counsellor
Desk Officer
Nordic cooperation
  • +358 295 351 787
  • +358 9 160 550 46

Baltic Sea Region cooperation

Helena Tuuri
Helena Tuuri
  • +358 295 350 321
Kristina Pingoud
Senior Adviser
Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  • +358 295 351 198
Vuokko Ranki
Project Assistant
  • +358 295 351 736

Arctic cooperation

Aleksi Härkönen
Ambassador for Arctic Affairs
  • +358 295 350 471
Harri Mäki-Reinikka
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
Senior Advisor for Northern Policies, Secretary General for Finland´s Arctic Advisory Board
  • +358 295 351 972
Laura Eloranta
Assistant
  • +358 295 350 281
René Söderman
Senior Adviser
Senior Arctic official
  • +358 295 351 742
Pekka Shemeikka
Desk Officer
arctic matters
  • +358 295 351 944
Ritva Hautanen
Desk Officer
arctic matters
Arctic officer
  • +358 295 351 822
Tuuli Ojala
Senior Specialist
Arctic Affairs
  • +358 295 351 701
Anni Kivioja
Project Assistant
  • +358 295 350 250
Annariina Kukkonen
Assistant Desk Officer
Assistant Desk Officer, Conference Coordinator
  • +358 295 351 773

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