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

Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia deals with issues concerning the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is responsible for the following issues:

  • monitoring of developments in these countries
  • bilateral relations between Finland and these countries
  • external relations of the European Union in respect of these countries
  • national coordination of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its funding instrument (ENI) in respect of the partner countries
  • questions related to these countries that are dealt with in international organisations
  • preparation, presentation and handling of development cooperation projects in the ministry's internal coordination system and management and supervision of their implementation
  • Economic and Joint Commissions between Finland and Kazakhstan, Finland and Ukraine, and Finland and Uzbekistan.

Countries:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Fax:

  • fax +358 9 160 555 66

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 G
MKG1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PO Box 427
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Päivi Peltokoski
  • Director
  • tel. work +358 295 351 523
Ari Heikkinen
  • Senior Advisor, Ambassador, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP)
  • tel. work +358 295 351 390
Anu Rämä
  • Desk Officer
  • special assignment
  • tel. work +358 295 350 675
Maija-Liisa Vesalainen
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 350 256
Mirva Männikkö
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 350 125

Eastern Partnership

Päivi Nevala
  • Team Leader, Ukraine, European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership
  • tel. work +358 295 350 085
Tuomas Kinnunen
  • Desk Officer, Ukraine
  • tel. work +358 295 350 054
Leena Liira
  • Desk Officer, Belarus, Moldova
  • tel. work +358 295 350 042
Sena Yildirim-Tuoma
  • Attaché
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • tel. work +358 295 350 094

Central Asia

Päivi Karhio-Szilvay
  • Team Leader, Central Asia
  • tel. work +358 295 350 050
Marianne Purojärvi
  • Assistant Desk Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 934

Development cooperation

Juhani Toivonen
  • Senior Adviser, development policy issues
  • tel. work +358 295 350 898
Minni Hyrkkänen
  • Assistant Desk Officer, development cooperation projects
  • tel. work +358 295 351 464
Hilkka Lampén
  • Project Coordinator, development cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 350 995
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 12/12/2017

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