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Jyrki Katainen

Jyrki Tapani Katainen is the chairman of the Finnish National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) and the current Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Finland. Katainen became a member of Siilinjärvi municipal council in 1993. He was elected member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Northern Savonia in 1999, served as the vice-chairman of his party since 2001, becoming its leader in 2004. In the 2007 parliamentary election, the National Coalition led by Katainen won the second place from the Social Democrats. After the election Katainen and his party were criticized, together with the Center Party, for the campaign funding they took from corporate financers. Katainen became the Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the new cabinet with Center, National Coalition, Greens, and Swedish People's party. In November 2008, the Financial Times named Katainen as the best finance minister in Europe.
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Finnish PM: More Optimistic About Exiting The Crisis - WSJ.com
2012-12-14
"Of course there are difficult issues on our agenda next year, but I am more optimistic now that we could solve the crisis than a few months ago," Jyrki Katainen told reporters as he arrived for a second day of talks with other EU leaders. Mr. Katainen ...
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  1. Austria's Faymann: Should Consider Eurobonds In 2013

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Eurozone crisis as it happened:: Merkel warns 2013 will be 'tough' as Summit ...
2012-12-14
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen arrives at the EU Headquarters on December 14, 2012 in Finnish prime minister, Jyrki Katainen. Photograph: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives at the EU Headquarters ...
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  1. Summit Fatigue EU Chooses Rest over Reform after Busy Year
  2. EU leaders confirm decision on Serbia
  3. EU scores hat-trick with Greek, bank deals, Nobel

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Katainen painottaa julkisen talouden uskottavuuden merkitystä
2012-12-05
Jyrki Katainen puoluehallituksen kokouksessa Helsingissä keskiviikkona. Kuva: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva. Pääministeri Jyrki Katainen (kok.) peräänkuuluttaa julkisen talouden uskottavuuden merkitystä talouden matalasuhdanteessa. Kataisen mukaan ...
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  2. Katainen TS:ssä: Lisää yksityisen sektorin työpaikkoja ja tehtyjä työtunteja

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Hallitus ei anna tiedonantoa liikennerahoista
2012-11-21
Pääministeri Jyrki Katainen (kok.) sanoo, että hallitus ei anna tiedonantoa liikennehankkeiden rahoittamisesta. Keskustan eduskuntaryhmä tivasi tiedonantoa hallitukselta tänään. Keskustan eduskuntaryhmän puheenjohtajan Kimmo Tiilikasen mukaan ...
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  1. Katainen ei lämpene tiedonantovaatimuksille

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Estonia and Finland need to develop “unified startup region,” say countries' PMs
2012-11-20
Speaking at the forum, Ansip and the Finnish PM Jyrki Katainen stated their intent to improve joint research and development and foster the internal market. Both Estonia and Finland have a well-developed entrepreneur community with many successful ...
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    Katainen: Iceland operation 'an exercise'
    2012-11-15
    Katainen: Iceland operation 'an exercise'. Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says that Finland's mission patrolling Icelandic airspace next year is a peacetime exercise, rather than a combat mission. Tanskan ilmavoimien F-16-hävittäjät partioivat Islannin ...
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    1. NATO's Rasmussen in Finland: Russia Is No Threat
    2. NATO and Finland discuss further strengthening of partnership
    3. NATO welcomes Nordic air surveillance of Iceland

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    Finnish PM unharmed in knife scare
    2012-10-22
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen was unhurt after being confronted by a man with a knife during a pre-election rally in the western city of Turku, his aides said on Monday. A man talked to Katainen before pulling out a knife, ...
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    1. PM in knife scare in Turku
    2. Finnish PM unharmed after knife attack
    3. Finnish prime minister unhurt after knife attack thwarted

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    EU SUMMIT: Finnish PM Says We Want To Separate Banking Crisis from ...
    2012-10-19
    BRUSSELS--The European Union must separate its banking crisis from sovereign balance sheets, said Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen Friday on his way into a second day of leader meetings. Government bailouts promised to banks during the crisis ...
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      Van Rompuy receives news of EU Nobel Peace Prize in Helsinki
      2012-10-12
      Herman Van Rompuy and Jyrki Katainen. Image: Yle. Von Rompuy is visiting Helsinki as part of his tour of EU member states before an EU Council meeting next week. The EU Council President is hosted by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. The two met at the ...
      (YLE News)
      1. EU award sparks fiery online backlash
      2. Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to European Union
      3. EU Takes Nobel as Call to Action to Stabilize Crisis

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      Spain to reveal budget
      2012-09-26
      The conference followed Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen backing Spain and calling the crisis "unfair." Spain to reveal budget Spanish workers take to the streets to demonstrate against the government's austerity measures on September 15, 2012 in ...
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      1. Spain May Delay Bailout, Betting Italian Woes Will Ease Terms
      2. Spain feels full fury of crisis

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      Finnish PM moots precautionary credit for troubled euro states
      2012-09-25
      "It would mean a small, conditional loan to a country that wouldn't take it but could use it when raising credit itself from the market," Jyrki Katainen told reporters on Tuesday. The precautionary, or flexible, credit would underwrite the country's ...
      (Reuters)
      1. Minister proposes shot in arm for affordable rental housing

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      Finnish PM Jyrki Katainen says not pressing Spain to seek bailout
      2012-09-11
      MADRID: Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen Tuesday backed Spain in its "unfair" financial crisis and said he would not pressure it to seek a full sovereign bailout. Katainen, addressing a Madrid economic forum before meeting with Prime Minister ...
      (Economic Times)
      1. Spain Should Try Avoid Bailout, Finland Says
      2. Finnish PM: Would like to avoid further EU bailouts
      3. Rajoy Says Europe Shouldn't Dictate How Spain Cuts Gap

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      Finland Calls for Deeper EU Integration
      2012-08-21
      Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said Tuesday that additional action needs to be taken to strengthen the euro and that European Union leaders should be moving toward deeper integration and stronger common rules rather than in different directions.
      (Wall Street Journal)
      1. Finnish Euro Skepticism Hides Business Plea to Commit to Bloc

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      Russian Foreign Minister visits Helsinki
      2012-08-20
      Sergey Lavrov will meet Monday with his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja, as well as with President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Suomen ja Venäjän liput. Image: YLE / Mari Itkonen. The two Foreign Ministers will discuss EU-Russia ...
      (YLE News)
      1. Finnish Euro Doubts Hide Business Plea to Commit to Currency
      2. Finland Confirms Euro-Exit Scenarios

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      Finland's Katainen Rejects Bank License for ESM, Spiegel Says
      2012-08-13
      Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said his government rejects proposals to give a banking license to the euro region's planned permanent financial backstop, Germany's Der Spiegel magazine reported, citing an interview. Finland is critical of plans ...
      (Bloomberg)
      1. Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen 'There Are No Simple Tricks to Resolve ...
      2. Finland PM says still against ECB bond buys -magazine
      3. Financial Times: Italy examining Finnish proposal for “covered bonds”

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      Katainen defends Finland's eurozone membership
      2012-07-15
      Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says the euro and Finland remaining within the common currency zone is an incomparable alternative for Finland. His comment came in an article published in Sunday's edition of the newspaper Savon Sanomat. In response, the ...
      (YLE News)
      1. Finland better off within Eurozone: Finnish PM
      2. Finland's new tango king crowned

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      Euro zone in very dangerous situation: Finnish premier tells paper
      2012-07-11
      HELSINKI (Reuters) - The euro zone is in its most dangerous situation in more than two years, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen was quoted as saying on Wednesday. "This situation is dangerous,
      (Chicago Tribune)
      1. Euro Is in Peril, Finland's Leader Warns
      2. Finnish PM: Euro Breakup Would Result in 'Chaos'
      3. HS: Katainen says euro crisis "very dangerous"

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      Finns, Dutch cast first doubt on euro zone deal
      2012-07-02
      ... Dutch cast first doubt on euro zone deal. July 02, 2012 • 08:25 AM • last update 11:45 AM. Decrease; Normal; Increase. Print. Article. Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen leaves a two-day European Union leaders summit in Brussels early June 29 ...
      (Terra.com)
      1. Netherlands and Finland may stunt EU Summit progress
      2. Finland to block ESM bond purchases: Finnish officials
      3. Debt crisis: Finland threat to plans to unleash ESM

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      Gold Climbs for Third Straight Session on Stimulus Bets - report
      2012-06-12
      Elsewhere, Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said Spain has a "fair chance" to demonstrate its capacity to solve its banking woes after indicating it will require a bailout. Gold futures for August delivery advanced 1.1% to settle at US$1613.80 ...
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      1. Gold rises for third session

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      Finland PM: Euro Zone Must Strengthen Debt Rules, Implement Stricter Sanctions
      2012-06-12
      By Christopher Lawton BERLIN--The euro zone must strengthen its rules and implement stricter sanctions for debt sinners, Jyrki Katainen, prime minister of Finland, said Tuesday. By not following the rules of the European Treaty and building up ...
      (Wall Street Journal)
      1. Finnish PM: euro bonds could work for A-rated states
      2. Finland Says Europe Dodging Total Mess as Spain Gets Aid
      3. Prime Minister Katainen calls for a troika to oversee financial assistance for ...

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      Geithner, Bernanke Worried by EU Banks, Finland's Katainen Says
      2012-06-07
      June 7 (Bloomberg) -- US Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke are concerned about the European banking industry, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said after meeting the two US officials.
      (San Francisco Chronicle)
      1. Geithner, Finland's Katainen Discussed Plans for Euro Area
      2. Finnish PM says Spain can live without bailout
      3. Finnish Leader Says US Worried About Europe Banks

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      EU still dithering as Greece sinks
      2012-05-24
      AP Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Francois Hollande and Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen at the informal EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday. They attempted to breathe life into their ...
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      1. Germany's Merkel: EU Treaties Forbid Joint Debt Liabilities
      2. Comments after EU leaders' summit
      3. Hollande-Merkel Gulf Opens as 18th Euro Summit Tackles Crisis

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      Katainen Says Euro Zone Has Done What It Can to Help Greece
      2012-05-23
      The 17-nation euro area has done what it can to aid Greece and the country must stick to the terms of its two European Union-led bailouts, said Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. “The euro area has done what we have to do and now we are waiting for ...
      (Bloomberg)
      1. Finland PM: It's Too Early To Talk About Euro-zone Bonds
      2. Katainen Says Euro Zone Has Done What It Can to Help Greece

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      Nokia's troubles hurting Finland's welfare model
      2012-05-17
      The government, led by conservative Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, is well aware of such sentiments. While it recently announced budget cuts for the next few years, it also mixed in stimulus measures such as corporate tax breaks to encourage R&D ...
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      1. Corporal punishment fades into history

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      Italy delays balanced budget by 2 years
      2012-04-18
      Italian Premier Mario Monti, right, shakes hands with Finland Premier Jyrki Katainen during their meeting at Chigi palace, Premier's office, in Rome, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. (Gregorio Borgia / AP) MILAN (AP) — The Italian government warned Wednesday ...
      (Albany Times Union)
      1. IMF sees Italy missing budget deficit targets
      2. Italian govt set to warn on further slowdown

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      Italy delays balanced budget by 2 years
      2012-04-17
      Italian Premier Mario Monti, right, shakes hands with Finland Premier Jyrki Katainen during their meeting at Chigi palace, Premier's office, in Rome, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's ...
      (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
      1. IMF sees Italy missing budget deficit targets

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      Barroso asks Katainen for flexibility
      2012-04-02
      European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said after meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (Nat. Coalition Party) in Helsinki on Saturday that the EU budget should not be seen as mere expenditure, but rather as an investment in ...
      (Helsingin Sanomat)
      1. UK Conservatives Push for Gay Marriage; Churches Protest
      2. José Manuel Durão Barroso Statement Of President Barroso Following His Meeting ...

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      Eurozone debt crisis: Germany 'must let bailout fund grow'
      2012-03-25
      The Finnish prime minister, Jyrki Katainen, said: "The firewall must be high enough, but not too high, which could destroy the confidence of the sustainable countries." Photo: REUTERS By Louise Armitstead, Chief business correspondent Klaus Regling, ...
      (Telegraph.co.uk)
      1. Report: Berlin to accept bailout fund boost

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      Who Will Replace Juncker?
      2012-03-08
      Only one of these has a prime minister who has previously served as finance minister– Jyrki Katainen of Finland. On Wednesday, a senior EU official said Mr. Katainen was indeed the favorite to get the job. The official underlined the importance of ...
      (Wall Street Journal (blog))
      1. Finnish PM leaves door open for job as Eurogroup chief

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      Finnish PM could replace Juncker as Eurogroup chief
      2012-03-06
      By Valentina Pop BRUSSELS - Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen has invited select EU leaders and ministers to a "winter retreat" in Finland in what could be an opportunity to lobby for the top job in the eurozone. His invitation, sent out on Tuesday ...
      (EUobserver.com)
      1. Finland ready to host Eu summit on March 23-25
      2. Finland to host high-level meeting on EU economy

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      Pro-EU Niinisto wins Finnish presidency
      2012-02-05
      The weak showing by the eurosceptics was a relief for Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, who like Niinisto is a member of the National Coalition party which supports conservative economic policy. Analysts said worries about Europe's debt crisis could drag ...
      (Chicago Tribune)
      1. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Sauli Niinistö – a lone star
      2. Pro-EU Niinisto wins Finnish presidency - early results
      3. Niinistö's win a pro-European victory for Finland

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      Candidates cast their votes
      2012-02-05
      Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen also voted in the city of Espoo. He said that in his view, the presidential election has cleared the air, in terms of attitudes, for the Finns. "Maybe the uncertainty and slightly fearful atmosphere that reigned last ...
      (YLE News)

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        Finland votes in presidential election
        2012-01-22
        Niinistoe, a respected member of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen's conservative National Coalition Party and one of Finland's most experienced politicians, has consistently enjoyed a wide lead in opinion polls, with the latest survey published Friday ...
        (AFP)
        1. First round of voting begins to elect Finnish president