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

Post address

Unit for Northern Europe
PO Box 430
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Kalle Kankaanpää
Director
  • +358 295 351 816
  • +358 9 160 561 78
Atte Isoaho
Seasonal Worker
  • +358 295 350 281
Virpi Voittonen
Assistant
  • +358 295 350 740
  • +358 9 160 556 62
Ann-Christine Krank
Team Leader
  • +358 295 350 111
Maria Forslund
Desk Officer
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Desk officer Baltic countries and NB8-cooperation
  • +358 295 351 702
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.

Post address

Secretariat for Nordic cooperation, Nordic Council of Ministers
PO Box 430
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

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

Post address

Baltic Sea Region cooperation
PO Box 430
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

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
Anni Kivioja
Project Assistant
  • +358 50 477 0777
Harri Mäki-Reinikka
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
Senior Advisor for Northern Policies, Secretary General for Finland´s Arctic Advisory Board
  • +358 295 351 972
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
Annariina Kukkonen
Assistant Desk Officer
Assistant Desk Officer, Conference Coordinator
  • +358 295 351 773

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