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International financial affairs

alt=" "Finland is a party to or member of various international financial institutions and mechanisms. The task of these institutions is to promote economic growth and development and ensure stability.

The Ministry of Finance represents Finland in international affairs within its sphere of operations and promotes the economic interests of Finland and the achievement of the country's strategic goals. The Ministry of Finance is responsible for preparatory work in matters related to international financial institutions, other international organisations, the stability of the euro area and financial aid programmes.

Financial assistance programmes and euro area stability

Financial assistance programmes can be used to support the recovery of countries experiencing financial difficulties. A condition for granting loans is that agreed economic and structural reforms are made.

International financial institutions

The Ministry of Finance bears primary responsibility for preparation of issues relating to the World Bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB).

Primary responsibility for preparation of issues relating to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lies with the Bank of Finland. The Ministry of Finance cooperates with the Bank of Finland on issues related to the IMF.

The Ministry's tasks also include monitoring the economic issues decided in the G20 and the preparation of EU views in relation to them, Nordic economic cooperation, and issues that concern the Paris Club and EU macro-financial assistance.

Inquiries:

Kristina Sarjo, Director, Head of Unit, tel. +358 2955 30055, kristina.sarjo(at)vm.fi

Jouni Sinivuori, Senior Ministerial Adviser (euro area stability), tel. +358 2955 30463, jouni.sinivuori(at)vm.fi

Yhteystiedot

Minna Aaltonen, neuvotteleva virkamies

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530325  0407798835

Arto Eno, finanssineuvos

Snellmanninkatu 1 A, 00170 Helsinki
0295530072  0407650088

Lidia Hänninen, assistentti

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 00170 Helsinki
0295530043  0504006814

Päivi Jääskeläinen, assistentti

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530202  0505599122

Minna Nikitin, erityisasiantuntija

Snellmaninkatu 1A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530490  0504966700

Matias Partanen, erityisasiantuntija

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 00170 Helsinki
0295530229  0504757544

Kristina Sarjo, finanssineuvos, yksikön päällikkö

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530055  0407612603

Jouni Sinivuori, finanssineuvos

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530463  0504369454

Seppo Tanninen, lainsäädäntöneuvos

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530224  0407578306

Anne af Ursin, finanssineuvos

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, 000170 Helsinki
0295530058  0407681272