About: Jykri Katainen

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Economy & Jobs 01-03-2018

Live: BusinessEurope Day 2018 in Brussels

In the context of its 60 anniversary, BusinessEurope discussed 'The value(s) of business' in a day-long event in Brussels on March 1, 2018. As Media Partner, we featured a live stream throughout the day that can still be watched. Keynote speeches included Donald Tusk, Jyrki Katainen and Michel Barnier on a key day in the Brexit negotiations.
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Climate change 10-03-2015

Katainen: No efficiency ring-fence in Juncker investment plan

EU Commissioner responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that the EU will not allocate specific funds from the Juncker plan to pay for renovation projects to boost the energy efficiency of buildings. Katainen added that it was up to the private sector to choose which projects get the cash.
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Economy & Jobs 28-01-2015

Commission expects Greece to fulfil its promises, says Katainen

"The real economy hasn't changed after the elections, the situation is still the same," said on Wednesday EU Commissioner for Jobs and Growth Jyrki Katainen, after leftist anti-bailout party Syriza won a general election in Greece on Sunday.
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Economy & Jobs 08-10-2014

Katainen: “I want 300 billion of real investment to support jobs”

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Commissioner-designate for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen called for public/private partnerships, increased lending capacity for the European Investment Bank and other EU lending bodies, more “future investment” by EU nations in areas such as infrastructure and the completion of the single market.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Parliament approves appointment of replacement Commissioners

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday the candidatures of the four candidate to EU Commissioners nominated to replace those who left to become MEPs. The four are to serve for the rest of the Commission’s current term, which expires on 31 October 2014.
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Economy & Jobs 25-06-2014

Barroso confirms former Finnish PM Katainen as Economics Commissioner

Finland's former Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen will become the new European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Commission President José Manuel Barroso confirmed on Wednesday.
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Economy & Jobs 23-04-2014

From reform to Growth – EPP Congress Dublin 2014

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.
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Future EU 15-03-2013

Finnish PM Jyrki Katainen arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit – Day 2

The first day of a lacklustre EU summit dedicated to economic issues ended last evening (14 March) with France and Italy winning support for a slightly more growth-friendly interpretation of European Union budget rules.
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Future EU 08-02-2013

Finnish PM arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.
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Euro & Finance 13-12-2012

Finnish PM: there will not be any big reform

    Speaking to journalists outside the European Council, Finnish Prime Minister Jykri Katainen said on Thursday that EU leaders need "more time to reflect on the EMU".   

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