Unit for South-Eastern Europe

The Unit covers with issues concerning the following countries:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey, Holy See.

Twinning and TAIEX activities also include: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Moldova, Palestine, Syria, Tunis, Ukraine and Russia.

The Unit is responsible for the following issues:

  • negotiations concerning EU enlargement and related issues
  • coordination of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) in respect of the Western Balkans
  • national coordination, guidance and advice related to EU Twinning and TAIEX activities
  • political, trade political, economic and development cooperation issues related to bilateral relations and EU relations within the competence of the unit
  • guidance of the Finnish missions based in the countries of the region
  • coordination of Finnish development policy and project cooperation in the Western Balkans and Turkey
  • the Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP) and the Peace Process in the Western Balkans
  • the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe (SP SEE)

Countries

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Fax

  • +358 9 160 555 650

E-mail

  • EUR-40@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for South-Eastern Europe
PO Box 429
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 G
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Juha Kivistö
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 220
  • +358 50 415 6243
Markku Lampinen
Markku Lampinen
Director
  • +358 295 350 164
Tanja Lahti
  • +358 295 350 127

Western-Balkans, EU Enlargement, Romania, Bulgaria Team

Keijo Karjalainen
Keijo Karjalainen
Desk Officer
Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro
  • +358 295 352 030
Unna Mustalampi
Desk Officer
Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria
  • +358 295 350 271
Nelli Mikkola
Attaché
  • +358 295 350 046

Turkey, Greece, Cyprus Team

Lauri Hirvonen
Team Leader
  • +358 295 351 794
Heikki Karhu
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 027
Esko Männistö
Desk Officer
Cyprus, Greece, Migration
  • +358 295 350 579

National Twinning and Taiex Coordination Team

Post address

National Twinning and Taiex Coordination Team
PO Box 429
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 G
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Heidi Lempinen
Desk Officer
Twinning coordination
  • +358 295 350 669
Tiina Järvelä
Desk Officer
TAIEX coordination
  • +358 295 351 555

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