Finnish Forest Industries Federation (Metsäteollisuus ry)

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.25 Fte (11)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

27

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Finnish Forest Industries Federation (Metsäteollisuus ry)   (FFIF)

    EU Transparency Register

    39671713910-36 First registered on 23 Jul 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The Finnish Forest Industries Federation represents the interests of companies that engage in the forest-based industry and associated activities in Finland. It promotes the competitiveness and profitability of paper and wood products manufacturing by strengthening the industry's operating environment and positive public image in Finland and abroad. The Federation has over 80 member companies that operate in the pulp, paper, paperboard and packaging industries. Member companies in the wood products sector include industrial-scale sawmills, panel manufacturers as well as producers of construction joinery products and prefabricated wooden houses.

    There are approx 50 pulp and paper mills in Finland. In addition, over 230 industrial-scale sawmills, panel factories and other wood products firms are active in Finland.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU energy and climate change policy
    EU policies related to forests and nature
    EU circular economy and waste policy
    EU environmental policy
    EU policies related to transportation and logistics
    EU trade policy
    EU employment and social affairs policy
    EU policies related to finance
    EU policies related to sustainability

    Address

    Head Office
    Snellmaninkatu 13
    HELSINKI 00170
    FINLAND
    EU Office
    Snellmaninkatu 13
    HELSINKI 00170
    FINLAND

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    11

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    50%4
    25%6

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Tuomas TIKKA 06 Oct 2018 04 Oct 2019
    Niemi KAROLIINA 18 May 2018 17 May 2019

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)
    Confederation of European Wood-working Industries (CEI-Bois)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    27 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 21 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject European green deal and forests
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Suvi Leinonen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2022 Location Sipoo, Finland
      Subject forest visit
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Mar 2022 Location video-call
      Subject EU Nature Restoration Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Mar 2022 Location Virtual
      Subject EU Nature Restoration Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Andrea Vettori (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Apr 2021 Location video phone call
      Subject Contribution of Finnish forest sector to climate neutrality.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Apr 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject State of Play of the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Tuure Taneli Lahti (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Green Deal, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Finnish forestry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the EU Forest Strategy.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Arto Virtanen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject the Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the EU Forest Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Arto Virtanen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Bioeconomy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Risto Artjoki (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Dec 2018 Location Strasbourg
      Subject Finnish EU-presidency and EU innovation policies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU policies on energy & climate
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Bioeconomy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Juho Romakkaniemi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Issues related to trade with Russia
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject energy and climate policy, circular economy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Renewable Energy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Large Combustion Plant
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Forestry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Forestry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union, Land use sectors, renewable energy, biomass sustainability, ETS, Transport, Energy Security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject RES, biomass sustainability and LULUCF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Apr 2015 Location BERL 10/286
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable forest industries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
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