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

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:

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Northern Europe
PO Box 430
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Kalle Kankaanpää
  • Director
  • tel. +358 295 351 816
  • tel. work +358 9 160 561 78
Virpi Voittonen
  • Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 350 740
  • tel. work +358 9 160 556 62
Katja Luopajärvi
  • Counsellor
  • Team Leader, North Europe, the Nordic countries
  • tel. work +358 295 351 506
Maria Forslund
  • Desk Officer, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Desk officer Baltic countries and NB8-cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 351 702
Minna Väinölä
  • Assistant Desk Officer, visit arrangements
  • tel. work +358 295 350 741
Anneli Gyldén
  • Departmental Secretary
  • supporting administrative tasks
  • tel. work +358 295 350 747
Tapani Tamminen
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 350 038

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.

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Secretariat for Nordic cooperation, Nordic Council of Ministers
PO Box 430
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Johan Schalin
  • Chief of the Secreteriat for Nordic Cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 351 781
Marjukka Sellin
  • Assistant Desk Officer, Nordic cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 350 647
Christina Lehtinen
  • Counsellor
  • Desk Officer, Nordic cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 351 787
  • tel. +358 9 160 550 46

Baltic Sea Region cooperation

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 H
MKH1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Baltic Sea Region cooperation
PO Box 430
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Erja Tikka
  • Ambassador for Baltic Sea Affairs
  • tel. work +358 295 351 824
Kristina Pingoud
  • Senior Adviser, Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  • tel. work +358 295 351 198
Vuokko Ranki
  • Project Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351 736
  • tel. +358 50 324 8366

Arctic cooperation

Aleksi Härkönen
  • Ambassador for Arctic Affairs
  • tel. +358 295 350 471
Harri Mäki-Reinikka
  • Ambassador; Senior Adviser
  • Senior Advisor for Northern Policies, Secretary General for Finland´s Arctic Advisory Board
  • tel. work +358 295 351 972
René Söderman
  • Senior Adviser
  • Senior Arctic official
  • tel. work +358 295 351 742
Pekka Shemeikka
  • Desk Officer
  • arctic matters
  • mob. cell +358 50 311 2361
  • tel. +358 295 351 944
Ritva Hautanen
  • Desk Officer, arctic matters
  • Arctic officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 822
Tuuli Ojala
  • Senior Specialist
  • Arctic Affairs
  • tel. work +358 295 351 701
  • tel. work +358 50 469 9848
Annariina Kukkonen
  • Assistant Desk Officer
  • Assistant Desk Officer, Conference Coordinator
  • tel. work +358 295 351 773
Martta Rissanen
  • Assistant
  • tel. +358 50 324 8755
  • tel. +358 295 351 055
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Updated 10/16/2017

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