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  • Leading the project team "Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness".
  • Delivering the new jobs, growth and investment programme, which will mobilise up to €300 billion in additional public and private investment in the real economy over the next three years.
  • Coordinating the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy, Europe's economic growth strategy.
  • Pursuing structural reforms in EU countries and ensuring, together with the Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, that the EU's economic policy coordination is successful and takes account of the social impacts of reforms.
  • Helping improve the business environment to make Europe a more attractive place in which to work and invest.
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Jyrki Katainen's team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings

  • Mon 26 Jun

    Vice-President Katainen participates in a Facebook Live session on defence.

    Jyrki Katainen
  • Mon 26 Jun

    Vice-President Katainen delivers an opening speech at the 7th Cohesion Forum, organised by the European Commission, in Brussels.

    Jyrki Katainen


Finnish nationality. Married with two children.

  • Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
    • 2014-present
  • Prime Minister of Finland
    • 2011-14
  • Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
    • 2007-11
  • Vice-President of the European People's Party
    • 2006-12
  • President of the Finnish National Coalition Party
    • 2004-14
  • Vice-President of the Finnish National Coalition Party
    • 2001-2004
  • First Vice-President of the Regional Council of Northern Savonia, Finland
    • 2001-04
  • Member of the Finnish Parliament
    • 1999-14
  • Vice-President of the Youth of the European People's Party
    • 1998-2000
  • Master's degree in Social Sciences
    • 1998