About: Jyrki Katainen

Agrifood 16-05-2017

Bioenergy for rural development: An engine of growth for a rural renaissance

Emigration, unemployment, lack of services: these are among the many challenges faced by European rural areas.
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Economy & Jobs 04-11-2014

Commission revises down economic forecast

The European Commission has projected weak economic growth for the rest of this year in the eurozone.
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Data protection 24-10-2013

Katainen: Spying cannot be avoided

As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day EU summit, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen told reporters that 'data protections laws are very important', following allegations that the US had been spying on EU leaders. Katainen added that EU citizens 'must be certain that the digital market really means safe market'.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Finnish Prime Minister Jykri Katainen arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Finnish Prime Minister Jykri Katainen said 'full transparency' and 'automatic exchange of banking information' are essential to combat tax evasion. 'These decision should have been taken earlier', he added. EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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Future EU 16-04-2013

Finnish Prime Minister calls for a ‘just and fair” EU

Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen called for greater economic and political integration in Europe. Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg, Katainen said that citizen support can only be gained through a 'just and fair' EU.
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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.