Jyrki Katainen

Prime minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jyrki Tapani Katainen (born 14 October 1971) is a Finnish politician who served as the European Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness from 2014 until 2019. Katainen was previously Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014 and chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2004 to 2014. He was succeeded by Alexander Stubb as chairman of Finland's National Coalition Party.[1] After stepping down as Prime Minister, Katainen was elected as European Commission Vice-President in July 2014.[2]

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Jyrki Katainen
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Katainen in 2023
European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
In office
1 November 2014  30 November 2019
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
Preceded byFerdinando Nelli Feroci (Industry and Entrepreneurship)
European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro
In office
16 July 2014  1 November 2014
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded bySiim Kallas (Acting)
Succeeded byPierre Moscovici (Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs)
Valdis Dombrovskis (Euro and Social Dialogue)
42nd Prime Minister of Finland
In office
22 June 2011  24 June 2014
PresidentTarja Halonen
Sauli Niinistö
DeputyJutta Urpilainen
Antti Rinne
Preceded byMari Kiviniemi
Succeeded byAlexander Stubb
Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
In office
19 April 2007  22 June 2011
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Preceded byEero Heinäluoma
Succeeded byJutta Urpilainen
Minister of Finance
In office
19 April 2007  22 June 2011
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Preceded byEero Heinäluoma
Succeeded byJutta Urpilainen
Personal details
Born
Jyrki Tapani Katainen

(1971-10-14) 14 October 1971 (age 52)
Siilinjärvi, North Savo, Finland
Political partyNational Coalition Party
SpouseMervi Kuittinen
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Tampere
SignatureAccession_Treaty_2011_Jyrki_Katainen_signature.svg
Military service
AllegianceFlag_of_Finland.svg Finland
Branch/serviceFinnish Army
Years of service1989–1990
RankSenior 1st Lieutenant
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