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

Email

  • EUR-10@formin.fi
Kalle Kankaanpää
Director
  • +358 295 351 816
Christina Lehtinen
Team Leader
  • +358 295 351 787
Virpi Kukkasniemi-Leino
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 351 081
Kirsi Hurme
Assistant Desk Officer
visit arrangements
  • +358 295 351 147
Anneli Gyldén
Departmental Secretary
supporting administrative tasks
  • +358 295 350 747
Sarolta Dechy
Project Assistant
Miranda Sundholm
Trainee
  • miranda.sundholm@formin.fi
  • +358 295 350 557

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
Leena Saarikoski
Second Secretary
Desk Officer
Nordic cooperation
  • +358 2 953 504 59
Leami Holm
Assistant Desk Officer

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

Arctic cooperation

Petteri Vuorimäki
  • +358 295 350 458
Harri Mäki-Reinikka
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
Senior Advisor for Northern Policies, Secretary General for Finland´s Arctic Advisory Board
  • +358 295 351 972
Antti Helanterä
Antti Helanterä
  • +358 295 350 564
Anni Kivioja
  • +358 295 350 250

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