Brexit experts at the ministries

Brexit experts at the different ministries answer to questions relating to UK’s withdrawal from the EU or forward questions to other experts.

Prime Minister’s Office

Johannes Leppo, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 50 592 8278, [email protected]
(Brexit negotiation process and Brexit coordination in central government)

Silja Pasanen, Senior Specialist, EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 501 7454, [email protected]
(Brexit negotiation process and Brexit coordination in central government)

Ministry of the Interior

Jarmo Tiukkanen, Chief Specialist, tel. +358 50 396 0152, [email protected]
(citizens’ rights of residence)

Tapio Puurunen, Chief Specialist, tel. +358 50 456 0408, [email protected]
(police, rescue and border control services)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of the Interior

Ministry of Education and Culture

Henrik Ruso, Coordinator, EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 330 161, [email protected]
(studies, professional qualifications, copyrights)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Terhi Bunders, Desk Officer, tel. +358 50 329 8291, [email protected]
(general Brexit coordination, security cooperation, visas, consular services)

Kristiina Kauppinen, Desk Officer, tel. +358 50 438 2422, [email protected]
(EU trade policy, export control of dual-use products)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Reetta Honkanen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 163 048, [email protected]
(medicinal products and devices, social security)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Ministry of the Environment

Liisi Klobut, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 250 131, [email protected]
(environmental protection, nature conservation)

Karoliina Anttonen, Senior Officer for Legal Affairs, tel. +358 295 250 065, [email protected]
(climate policy, emissions trading, Paris Climate Agreement, effort sharing)

Ministry of Defence

Jouko Tuloisela, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 140 412, [email protected]
(defence materiel cooperation, export control of defence materiel)

Tuomas Koskenniemi, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 058, [email protected]
(Brexit coordination in defence administration)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Risto Saari, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 40 829 8132, [email protected]
(air traffic)

Maaria Mäntyniemi, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 50 444 0922, [email protected]
(transport, communications services incl. roaming)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Transport and Communications

Ministry of Justice

Katja Arenmaa, Senior Specialist, EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 150 504, [email protected]
(justice cooperation, transfer of personal data, elections)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Finance

Martti Salmi, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 400 510 304, [email protected] 
(financial services, EU budget, customs, taxes)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ahti Hirvonen, Head of Unit, tel. +358 295 162 337, [email protected]
(agriculture)

Heikki Lehtinen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 162 433, [email protected]
(fisheries)

Ritva Ruuskanen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 162 291, [email protected]
(live animals incl. pets, foods and other products of animal origin, plants and plant products)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Agliculture and Forestry

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Liisa Heinonen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 50 396 0605, [email protected] 
(labour rights)

Isabella Paju, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 310 5326, [email protected]
(single market, goods and services)

Johanna Rihto-Kekkonen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 047 121, [email protected]
(single market, competition, general functioning of the market)

Maija Heikkilä, Specialist, tel. +358 50 350 0278, [email protected]
(industrial policy)

Information about Brexit on the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment