Merikasarmi, PO Box 176, 00023 Government, Finland
Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Contact information

Current Affairs

The Unit for Communications on Current Affairs is responsible for the Ministry’s external and internal communications concerning matters related to foreign and security policy and the Ministry’s services.

The Unit is also responsible for the provision of information to different organizations, the citizens and various stakeholders as well as for the strategic planning, development and coordination of Foreign Service communications.

The main tasks of the Unit for Communications on Current Affairs are:

  1. The Ministry’s external communications on current affairs, incl. media events
  2. Internal communications in the Foreign Service
  3. Support for the departments’ and diplomatic missions’ communications
  4. News and media monitoring for the needs of the Foreign Service
  5. Coordination of crisis communications in the Department for Communications
  6. Content management of the Foreign Service’s external and internal web communications, incl. coordination, steering and development of content production
  7. Coordination of matters concerning the International Press Center

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Kanavakatu 3 C
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Communications on Current Affairs
PO Box 481
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Vesa Häkkinen
  • Director
  • tel. work +358 295 351 356
  • mob. workcell +358 40 481 9880
Christa Haag
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 351 047
Sara Haalahti
  • Communications Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 350 089
Matti Karvanen
  • Attaché
  • tel. work +358 295 351 806
Marja-Leena Kultanen
  • Communications Coordinator, Intranet Content Manager
  • tel. work +358 295 351 387
Kari Lehtonen
  • tel. work +358 295 350 154
Rim Mezian
  • Communications Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 905
  • Leave of absence 17 October 2017 - 31 December 2017
Heli Pietilä
  • Content and Communications Specialist, consular and legal services
  • tel. work +358 295 351 422
Laura Rantanen
  • Communications Coordinator, Web Content Manager
  • tel. work +358 295 351 121
Karoliina Romanoff
  • Communications Officer
Miia Vihola
  • Communications Assistant, web communications, press releases, media monitoring, organisation of media events
  • tel. work +358 295 350 680
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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Updated 10/21/2017

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