J.T. (Jyrki) Katainen

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Jyrki Katainen (1971) is the Commission Vice-President and European Commissioner for jobs, growth, investment, and competitiveness in the Juncker Commission on behalf of Finland. Katainen is a member of the National Coalition Party (Kok), which is aligned with the European People's Party. Prior to his tenure in the European Commission he was prime minister of Finland.


Personal data

Name and surname

Jyrki Katainen

Date of birth

14 October 1971 (Siilinjärvi)




Political affiliation

National party

Kansallinen Kokoomus

European political group

European People's Party