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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: 01/04/2016 11:15:04
The date of the last annual update was: 01/04/2016 11:15:04
Next update due latest on: 01/04/2017

    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/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

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


Office of Finish Agriculture and Cooperatives Rue de Trèves 61, 6th floor
Bryssel 1040


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Antti Sahi

Secretary General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Juha Ruippo

Director for Office in Brussels

    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

    Specific activities covered by the Register

CAP, Food Chain, Budget, Trade, Environment, Energy, Climate change, Forestry




International aspects of agriculture, Trade: TTIP, environment:water management, biodiversity



- non

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

50%: 2   25%: 1



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jonas LAXÅBACK 13/09/2016 09/09/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • 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:
Confédération Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers
Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

100,000 € - 199,999 €

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

The estimate of cost is based on the costs of an office in Brussels. This office has also 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.