Brexit experts at the ministries and agencies

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

Prime Minister's Office

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

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

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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

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

Brexit on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website

 

Residence in the UK, border checks

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)

Brexit on the Ministry of the Interior website

Finnish Immigration Service (Migri)

Finnish Immigration Service customer service number: +358 295 419 600, [email protected]

Brexit on Migri website

 

Social and healthcare issues

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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

Brexit on the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health website

Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea)

Switchboard number: +358 29 522 3341, email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Brexit on Fimea website

National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira)

Heikki Mattlar, tel. +358 295 209 506, [email protected] (medicinal devices)

Jari Knuuttila, tel. +358 295 209 504, [email protected] (medicinal devices)

Maarit Mikkonen, tel. +358 295 209 561, [email protected] (licensing of healthcare professionals)

Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)

Kela Centre for International Affairs 

(social security, benefits, child benefit, national pension, European Health Insurance Card, Kela card, health insurance, parental allowance, child care allowance and unemployment benefits)

Brexit on Kela website

Finnish Centre for Pensions

Customer service, tel. +358 29 411 2110, [email protected]

(posted workers, posted self-employed workers, posted grant recipients, multi-country work, A1 certificate, earnings-related pensions)

Financial Supervisory Authority

Silvaliisa Virri, [email protected] (insurance companies, supplementary pension funds)

 

Studying in the UK, professional qualifications and copyright matters

Ministry of Education and Culture

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

Brexit on the Ministry of Education and Culture website

Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)

Kela should be contacted in matters relating to student financial aid.  

Advice on student financial aid in international situations, tel. +358 20 692 209

More information for those who study abroad

Brexit on Kela website

 

Transport and communications

Ministry of Transport and Communications

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

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

Päivi Jämsä, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 576 7204, [email protected]

Brexit on the Ministry of Transport and Communications website

Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom)

Susanna Metsälampi, tel. +358 295 346 083, [email protected]

Brexit on Traficom website

 

Judicial cooperation, transfer of personal data and consumer protection

Ministry of Justice

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

Brexit on the Ministry of Justice website

Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman

Transfer of personal data

Telephone advice for private persons: +358 29 566 6777

Telephone advice for controllers: +358 29 566 6778

[email protected]

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority

Consumer rights:

Consumer advice, tel. +358 295 053 050

European Consumer Centre Finland, tel. +358 295 053 090

Brexit on the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority website

 

Financial services, taxes and customs

Ministry of Finance

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

Brexit on the Ministry of Finance website

Finnish Customs

Customs advice for personal customers, tel. +358 295 5201 (8–16 Monday to Friday)

Advice on customs declarations for personal customers, tel. +358 295 5206 (8–18 Monday to Friday)

Advice on customs declarations for business customers, tel. +358 295 5207 (8–18 Monday to Friday)

General advice for business customers, tel. +358 295 5202 (8–16 Monday to Friday), [email protected]

Finnish Customs website on Brexit for personal customers

Finnish Customs website on Brexit for business customers

Finnish Tax Administration

Contact information for customers

Brexit on the Tax Administration website

 

Effects of Brexit on markets, patents, trademarks and chemicals

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, Senior 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)

Brexit on the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment website

Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)

Eero Mantere, tel. +358 40 569 5559, [email protected] (patents, trade register, trademarks, protection of designs, auditing)

Brexit on the PRH website

Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES)

Annette Ekman, tel. +358 40 500 2614, [email protected] (chemicals, plant protection products, cosmetics, products)

Brexit on Tukes website

 

Agriculture, fisheries, animals and plants

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)

Brexit on the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry website

 

Defence issues

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)

Brexit on the Ministry of Defence website

 

Environment and climate

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)