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Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners

Identification number in the register: 56039441735-48
Registration date: 22/05/2009 09:19:48

The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/04/2014 11:01:04
The date of the last annual update was: 28/04/2014 11:01:04

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

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    Contact details

Simonkatu, 6
P.O. box: PL 510
Helsinki 00101

(+35820) 4131


Office of Finnish Agriculture and Cooperatives
Rue de Trèves 61
B-1040 Bruxelles

+32 2 285 48 10

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Antti Sahi

Secretary General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Juha Ruippo

Director for International and EU Affairs

    Goals / remit

MTK is an independent association. It represents Finnish farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs, the members of MTK. MTK´s task is to improve the economical and social wellbeing of its members and the sustainable and economical use of the resources in Finnish rural areas.

MTK represents it´s members towards Finnish government, ministries, industries and other stakeholders and internationally towards EU institutions and other international bodies.

MTK has an office in Brussels together with the central union of Swedish-speaking agricultural producers in Finland SLC and The Pellervo Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives and Finnish dairy, meat and egg cooperatives. Brussels office gathers information from different sources, analyses it and communicates towards the organisations in Finland. Brussels office also takes actively part in the work of the European farmers and agri-cooperatives organisation Copa-Cogeca. It also organises programmes for the visitors representing Finnish farmers and their cooperatives.

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local


- non

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jonas Laxåback 09/09/2014 05/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

MTK is a member of European farmers´ umbrella organisation Copa.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

50,000  € - 100,000  €

0 €

0 €

The estimate of cost is based on the costs of an office in Brussels. This office has a number of tasks other than direct lobbying, including gathering of information, making analysis and reports, participating in European organizations and networks. The cost of direct lobbying activity is estimated to be one third of the total costs of the representative office. The cost is shared with SLC and Pellervo.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.