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tel: +358 295 350 000
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Department for Europe

The Department for Europe handles issues related to the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, the Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The Department for Europe deals with:

  • Political, trade political, economic, and development cooperation issues related to bilateral relations, the EU's external relations, and multilateral institutions in respect of the countries in question
  • General EU matters, including development of the EU
  • EU enlargement
  • Peace process in Western Balkans, the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe, and regional cooperation in South-East Europe
  • national coordination, guidance and advice related to Twinning and TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument) activities, financed out of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI) and implemented in the candidate countries, ENPI countries and Russia
  • Internal coordination of EU issues within the Ministry
  • Responsibilities of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation, which include tasks identified in the standing orders of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and other issues concerning the planning and coordination of Nordic cooperation.

Department for Europe 

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Europe 
PO Box 431
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Laivastokatu 22
00161 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Director General

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Europe 
PO Box 431
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Fax:
+358 9 1605 55355
Jukka Salovaara
  • Director General
  • tel. +358 295 350636
  • tel. +358 9 16055044
Saila Kankaanpää
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. +358 (0) 295 350 635
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Europe 
PO Box 431
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Juha Ottman
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351705
  • tel. +358 9 160 55390
Salla Mähönen
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. +358 295 350637
Sebastian Gahnström
  • Attaché
  • tel. +358 295 351 607
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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