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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

Fri 24 Mar


Vice-President Katainen delivers speeches on the European Defence Action Plan and the Future of Europe at the Commission Seminar "European Defence Action Plan – the value-added of EU-cooperation" (Helsinki, Finland)

With: Jyrki Katainen
Fri 24 Mar


Vice-President Katainen is received by Mr Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

With: 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