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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.
  • Building a Capital Markets Union by 2019, in co-operation with Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue. Maximising the benefits of capital markets and non-bank financial institutions for the rest of the economy, particularly for SMEs, for all EU Member States. Ensuring that financial markets are properly regulated and supervised so that they are stable, competitive and transparent, at the service of jobs and growth.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Jyrki Katainen's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page



Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 18 Jul

    Vice-President Katainen attends SuomiAreena public debate forum, where he participates in a panel discussion on EU matters, organised by the EC Representation in Finland & attends a working dinner with Members of Parliament and participants of the forum.

    Jyrki Katainen
  • Fri 19 Jul

    Vice-President Katainen attends SuomiAreena public debate forum, where he delivers a keynote speech on the EU’s economic situation and sustainable finance in an event organised by Nordea Bank.

    Jyrki Katainen


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In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


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