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Confederation of Finnish Industries EK

Identification number in the register: 1274604847-34
Registration date: 22/12/2008 12:00:11

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/04/2015 14:29:42
The date of the last annual update was: 21/04/2015 16:09:47
Next update due latest on: 21/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Confederation of Finnish Industries EK


Registered Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Eteläranta, 10
P.O. box: 30
Helsinki 00131

(+358) 942020

Avenue de Cortenbergh 172
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 7356335

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Jyri Häkämies

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Janica Ylikarjula

Head of Brussels Office

    Goals / remit

Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) is the leading business organization in Finland. Our main task is to make Finland an internationally attractive and competitive business environment. Successful business activities are the foundation for the Finnish welfare society.
We represent and defend interests of the Finnish business community both on the national level, as well as in the EU. We are engaged in dialogue with decisions makers in all subjects relevant to our members such as company law, taxation, trade policy, innovation environment, SME and entrepreneurship as well as energy and climate politics. Furthermore, we are centrally involved in labour market with our member associations.
EK represents the entire private sector and companies of all sizes :
* 27 member associations
* 16,000 member companies across all business sectors
* member companies employ 980,000 workers
EK's organization consists of 115 professionals, located in our Helsinki headquarters and Brussels office.
EK is a member of BusinessEurope, and we are also active in the OECD and the ILO.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

• 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
• Strategic Framework for the Energy Union
• Circular economy
• Digital Single Market (DSM) Package
• Internal Market Strategy for goods and services
• A new comprehensive legal framework for the
protection of personal data in the EU
• The Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership (TTIP)
• Capital Markets Union
• Better Regulation Package
• REFIT actions



European Social Fund Committee
Advisory Committee on Free Movement of Workers
Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT)
Advisory Committee for the Coordination of social security systems
Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work

Commission stakeholder expert group on public procurement



*Promotes Finland's welfare, which is ultimately based on successful companies
* Communicates to civil servants and decision-makers about the way the decisions concerning companies impact the success of these companies and Finland's welfare.
* Influences legislative projects, e.g. by providing statements and acting in expert committees.
* Co-ordinates employers'labour market policies and negotiates on labour projects pertaining to bipartite and tripartite system.
* Act as a collective voice that defines and communicates the common opinions of business life.
* EK's subsidiaries offer training and advice to companies.

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

75%: 3   25%: 2



+ 1 student doing her thesis and having an access badge to the Parliament

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Salla AHONEN 22/04/2015 20/04/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

400,000 € - 499,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

EK is a member of BusinessEurope and according to BusinessEurope's estimate 54.019 Eur of our subscription corresponds to their activities related to the Transparency Register. However this subscription is paid for the general representation of the interests of European Business, not for direct advocacy activities of EK.

    Code of conduct

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