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

Markku Lampinen
Markku Lampinen
Director
  • +358 295 350 164
Maarit Nousiainen
Assistant
  • Maarit.Nousiainen@formin.fi

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, Holy See
  • +358 295 350 271

Turkey, Greece, Cyprus Team

Mika Ruotsalainen
Team Leader
Esko Männistö
Desk Officer
Cyprus, Greece, Migration
  • +358 295 350 579
Ari Tenho
Ari Tenho
Desk Officer

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
MKG3
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

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

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