Personnel

Rue Guimard 11/13,
1040, Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 227 39 10
e-mail: permrep.eu@mfa.ee
The general format of an email address includes full name – firstname.lastname@mfa.ee

 

COREPER II

Phone +32 2 227 4312

Mr Rein TAMMSAAR
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Coordination

Ms Piia MATHISEN
First Secretary

  • Antici, Coreper II coordinator

Ms Maili LIIVAMÄE
Assistant to the Permanent Representative

 

COREPER I

Phone +32 2 227 4303

Mr Marten KOKK
Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative

Coordination

Mr Algis KOKKA
Attaché

  • Mertens, Coreper I coordination, European semester

Ms Elen NURME
Assistant to the Deputy Permanent Representative

 

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Phone +32 2 227 4318

Ms Erika ELLAMAA-OTS
Ambassador

  • Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC)

Coordination

Ms Kristi TORIM
Third Secretary

  • Deputy Representative to the PSC, Nicolaidis, PSC coordination

Ms Liisa PALL
Assistant to the Ambassador

 

Press and Information

Ms Marika POST
Spokesperson COREPER II, COREPER I, Counsellor

Phone +32 2 227 39 28,
Mobile +32 474 98 16 57,
E-mail: marika.post@mfa.ee

 

Mr Kristo PÕLLU
Attaché

  • EU Cyber Capacity Building Network

Phone +32 2 227 4357

 

Mr Hanno PARKSEPP
Third Secretary

  • Brexit, horizontal coordination

Phone +32 2 227 4357

 

Ms Nele HOLLO
Second Secretary, Legal Adviser

  • EU Law, infringement procedures; Court of Justice of the EU

Phone +32 2 227 4303

 

Relations with European Parliament

phone +32 2 227 4357

Mr Oleg DMITRIJEV
Counsellor

  • Relations with European Parliament and institutional affairs (EESC, CoR) Working Party on General Affairs Group (GAG)

 

Common Foreign and Security Policy

European Security and Defence Policy

 

Ms Erika ELLAMAA-OTS
Ambassador

  • Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC)

 

Ms Liisa PALL
Assistant to the Ambassador

Phone +32 2 227 4318

 

Coordination

Ms Kristi TORIM
Third Secretary

  • Deputy Representative to the PSC, Nicolaidis, PSC coordination

 

Commodore Mr Igor SCHVEDE
Military Representative to the EUMC

Residing at the Estonian mission to NATO,
Phone +32 2 707 95 40

 

Lieutenant Colonel Mr Alo VALDNA
Deputy Military Representative to the EUMC

Phone +32 2 227 43 09;
NATO office +32 2 707 95 95

 

Major Indrek ELLING
Desk Officer to EUMCWG/HTF

Phone + 32 2 227 4358

 

Mr Jüri KAHN
Counsellor

  • COMAG (Maghreb), COMEM (Middle-East and Persian Gulf)

 

Mr Artur KINK
Counsellor

  • RELEX

 

Ms Kristel KEERMA
Counsellor

  • COASI,  EFTA (European Free Trade Association), GSP (Generalized System of Preferences), EEA (European Economic Area)

 

Ms Kaisa LAEVER
Attaché

  • COEST (Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia), Northern Dimension

 

Ms Keiu SARAL
Counsellor

  • COEST (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus), ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy)

 

Ms Airi ALAKIVI
Second Secretary

  • COELA (Enlargement), COWEB (Western Balkan)

 

Ms Sandra REINTAMM
Attaché

  • COAFR (Africa), COLAC (Latin America and the Caribbean), counter terrorism (external aspects), migration (external aspects)

 

Ms Kaie KORK
Counsellor

  • CSDP civilian aspects, CIVCOM, non-proliferation, disarmament, arms control

 

Ms Liivi TURK
Counsellor for CSDP

  • CSDP military aspects, PMG, EU-NATO Capability Group, Athena SC, EU Satellite Centre

 

 

COREPER II

Phone +32 2 227 4312

 

Mr Rein TAMMSAAR
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

 

Coordination

Ms Piia MATHISEN
First Secretary

  • Antici, Coreper II coordinator

 

Ms Maili LIIVAMÄE
Assistant to the Permanent Representative

 

Foreign Economic Policy and Development Policy

Raili Lillemets
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4357

 

Mr Veikko MONTONEN 
First Secretary

  • Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Member), COTRA (Transatlantic relations)

 

Ms Marlen REIN
Attaché

  • EU development policy (CODEV); ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific); International Development Conferences

 

Justice and Home Affairs

Raili Lillemets
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4357

 

Home Affairs

Ms Helena PALL 
Counsellor for Home Affairs

  • General coordination, Asylum, Migration, Returns, SCIFA, HLWG

 

Ms Merili SOOSALU
Counsellor for Home Affairs

  • Visas, Legal Migration, Frontiers, Schengen, Interoperability

 

Ms Anni ALEKSANDROV
Counsellor for Home Affairs

  • COSI, Police Cooperation, Organised Crime, PNR, Counter-Terrorism, MFF, PROCIV, JAIEX, Cyber, IPCR

 

Justice

Ms Tuuli LEPP
Counsellor for Judicial Affairs

  • Judicial cooperation in criminal matters (CATS, COPEN, JAIEX), substantive criminal law (DROIPEN), data protection and data retention (DAPIX), fundamental rights (FREMP), Rule of Law, artificial intelligence, cyber, EPPO, MFF (Justice, Rights and Values)

 

Ms Haldi KOIT
Counsellor for Judicial Affairs

  • Judicial cooperation in civil matters, e-Justice/ e-Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Law (copyright and industrial property), competition law, legislative transparency (Info WP), artificial intelligence

 

Economic and Financial Affairs

Tiiu Noobel
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4337

 

Mr Priit POTISEPP 
Head of Finance Section

  • ECOFIN; EU financial framework; Financial Counsellor´s Working Party; Statistics

 

Ms Kadri TALI
Counsellor on Cohesion Policy

  • EU cohesion policy, issues related to the EU budget and multi-annual financial framework

 

Ms Katri SEIER
Counsellor on EU budget

  • EU budget and multi-annual financial framework, own resources, fight against fraud, cohesion policy

 

Ms Maria PETERSON
Financial Services Policy Counsellor

  • Financial services, Fight Against Money Laundering, Company Law (Accounting, Auditing), Public Procurement, State Aid, Gambling

 

Ms Elo MADISTE
Fiscal Counsellor

  • Taxation

 

Mr Anton HEIFETS
Counsellor for Customs

  • Customs

 

 

Coreper I

Mr Marten KOKK
Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative

 

Coordination

Mr Algis KOKKA
Attaché

  • Mertens, Coreper I coordination, European semester

 

Ms Elen NURME
Assistant to the Deputy Permanent Representative

Phone +32 2 227 4303

 

Industry, Internal Market, Energy, Transport and Telecommunications

Kersti Neeme
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4342

 

Mr Meelis KIVINURM
Counsellor for Transport

  • Land transport, transport networks and intermodal questions, development and financing of infrastructures, maritime affairs, inland waterways, integrated maritime policy

 

Mr Madis EHASTU
Counsellor for Economic Affairs

  • EU foreign trade (trade questions, trade defence instruments, textile, steel, mutual recognition), internal market, consumer protection (excl health protection and contract law), better regulation, general product safety, platforms

 

Ms Lesli HOMMIK
Counsellor for Telecommunications and Digital Affairs

  • Information society, ICT projects, telecommunications, internet governance, postal services, cyber security, cyber diplomacy,  Digital agenda, Digital Single Market, eGovernment, e-privacy

 

Ms Margit MARKUS MOOSSEN
Counsellor for Transport and Economic Affairs

  • Aviation, industrial and innovation policy, defence industrial policy, space policy, Galileo, tourism policy, export credits, technical harmonisation (motor vehicles)

 

Ms Kristiina TAMMERAID
Counsellor for Energy

 

Agriculture and Fisheries

Kersti Neeme
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4342

 

Mr Peeter SEESTRAND
Director of Division

  • Spokesperson for the Special Committee of Agriculture (SCA)

 

Ms Reili KIVILO
Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs

  • Veterinary, animal welfare, food safety, food and feed, GMO

 

Ms Liina TOMLINSON
Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs

  • SCA, direct payments, agricultural trade, common market organisations, rural policy

 

Ms Katri TEESALU
Counsellor for Fisheries

  • Management of fisheries resources, fisheries negotiations with third countries, whales

 

Mr Tarvo JÄRVE
Counsellor for Agriculture and Fisheries

  • Fisheries structural policy, trade and markets, aquaculture, phytosanitary issues,  plant protection products, fertilizers

 

Environment

Kersti Neeme
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4342

 

Mr Ivo KRUSTOK
Counsellor for Environmental Affairs

  • Nature protection, Climate Change Mitigation (ESR, CO2 in road transport), LULUCF, Climate Change Adaptation, GHG Monitoring and Reporting, Europe 2020 Strategy, Green Spider Network of Environmental Communicators (GSN), ambient air, atomic questions, GMO, Fluorinated greenhouse gases, forestry.

Mr Jörgen TALKOP
Counsellor for Environmental Affairs

  • Circular economy, eco-innovation, sustainable development, eco-label, carbon markets (ETS), chemicals, environmental management, water, waste, Environmental Impact Assessment, producer responsibility, marine environment.

 

Employment, Social and Health Policies

Tiiu Noobel
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4337

 

Ms Thea TREIER
Counsellor for Labour Affairs

  • Labour affairs, employment relations and labour market issues, free movement of workers, occupational health and safety, employment, European Pillar of Social Rights, EMCO, the European Semester

 

Ms Kati KEEL
Counsellor for Social Affairs

  • Social policy, gender equality and non-discrimination, accessibility,reconciliation of work and family life, co-ordination of social security, European Social Pillar, SPC, the European Semester

 

Ms Tairi TÄHT
Counsellor

  • Health Affairs – healthcare, public health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, e-Services development and innovation policy in health and social affairs

 

Education, Youth and Research, Culture

Tiiu Noobel
Secretary

phone +32 2 227 4337

 

Ms Ülle KURVITS
Counsellor for Educational Affairs

  • Education policy, youth policy, language policy, recognition of professional qualifications, ERASMUS+ programme, European Solidarity Corps, European Schools

 

Ms Ursula TUBLI
Counsellor for Scientific Affairs

  • Research, The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020

 

Ms Eike ELLER
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs

  • Cultural relations, cultural heritage, sport, Audiovisual policy

 

Administration

 

Mr Toomas TIRS
Head of Administration

Ms Erika PARMAS
Assistant to the Head of Administration

Phone +32 2 227 4394

 

Mr Virko VAHT
Security specialist

Ms Loa VELDI
Head of the Secretariat, Protocol matters

Ms Mari METSAÄÄR
Assistant in protocol matters

Phone +32 2 227 43 45