Jyrki Katainen

European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
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Jyrki Katainen is the European Commission’s Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, a position he has held since 2014. He joined the Commission in July 2014 as Vice-President for economic and monetary affairs and the euro. Before that he served as Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014 and Minister of Finance from 2007 to 2011. He was a Member of Finnish Parliament for the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) from 1999 to 2014. Katainen was a Member of the Finnish delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly from 2003 to 2007, a Member of the administrative council of the Finnish broadcasting company from 2003 to 2005 and a Member of the Finnish delegation to the Western European Union Parliamentary Assembly from 2004 to 2005. He has also served as Deputy Member of the Finnish delegation to the Nordic Council from 2001 to 2003.