Jyrki Katainen - European Commission


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As former prime minister of Finland I can only say that the faster you make all the reforms you plan to do, the better, because the rest of the election term is the time you're starting bearing fruit of all those reforms. We've already seen in many countries negative examples where leaders have not been bold enough to do reforms which they're planning to do early enough and then they start losing credibility and also the fruits of the reforms come later. Maybe if I could say something, move forward as quickly as possible.feedback
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Jyrki Katainen has been quoted 29 times. The one recent article where Jyrki Katainen has been quoted is UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner. Most recently, Jyrki Katainen was quoted as having said, “It's difficult to estimate anything at this stage but the faster we can settle the financial issues, people's rights issues and border issues - which are rather concrete even though they are very complicated - the faster we can start negotiating our future relationship. We really don't know what will be the consequences. Nevertheless, we are so interlinked, our interests are so interlinked that it's better to find a good solution, that's why we should have enough time for negotiations on the future arrangement.”.
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Nov 28 2016

Central counterparties work across borders and are critical in helping to reduce risks throughout the financial system.feedback

Nov 09 2016 - TTIP

TTIP is probably one of the last agenda items and I don't think we will see a trade policy until year two or year three.feedback

Sep 10 2016

What is clear is that with every new case of unfair tax practise or abuse, public frustration grows.feedback

Jun 02 2016

Collaborative economic business models will raise anyway, and now the question is whether Europe is open for new innovations, open for new innovators. or are we sending people and businesses away from Europe, just for being too restrictive, and for protecting exciting business models.feedback

Jan 27 2016 - Volkswagen scandal

To regain customers' trust in this important industry, we need to tighten the rules but also ensure they are effectively observed.feedback

Sep 04 2015

The commission encourages the Italian government to move on with privatisations but you have to do it intelligently.feedback

Sep 04 2015

If you are selling a big governmental asset … first of all you have to put the company in good condition to get a better price and then market conditions must be favourable because it doesn't make sense to sell something on discount.feedback

Sep 04 2015

There is no formal proposal, no specific orientation of the commission on this … but the euro zone should strengthen its market discipline.feedback

Feb 13 2015

There are only a few countries who can afford to stimulate their economies. But the best stimulus which all Member States can do now is to carry out reforms. To really change or reform the country in a way that makes it more flexible, when it comes to the labour market or when talking about how easy their business environment is. So flexibility and stimulus mean they have to be ready to reform our societies, and many governments are doing this.feedback

Feb 13 2015 - Greece

Greece has been helped by other European tax payers. And it is clear that they have to continue to make growth-friendly reforms. Right today it is too early to predict the final outcome. But the commission is very committed to helping Greece. We have to make sure that people can get medicines and health care if needed. So we are on the side of Greek people. and there are 19 Member States, 19 electorates, 19 governments and parliaments who must accept a help programme, and of course the most important thing is that the Greek government is willing to cooperate.feedback

Feb 13 2015

Let's say the investment plan, because there is so much work to do. I am not worried about a deflationary spiral at the moment. I am working very hard for the investment plan because It can make a change. It will not change the whole world, but it will help private investors to invest in Europe, to invest in real job creation projects all over Europe.feedback

Feb 13 2015

It has been very helpful and it has stabilized the situation. If you look at the monetary policy and you add the cheap Euro and you add the cheap price of oil, all together they create a tremendous stimulus to the eurozone economy.feedback

Feb 13 2015 - Greece

Greece has achieved a lot of good things. If you look at the primary surplus, it is one of the biggest in Europe. Also, economic growth is very strong. But now after the elections, the fundamentals of the economy have not changed, and the Eurogroup just took the first step this week. And they will continue to try and find a solution which is acceptable to all 19 Member States. So we have to accept the truth that the economy in Greece hasn't changed even though the government has.feedback

Feb 13 2015 - Greece

The Greek authorities must make sure that confidence around the country will increase. This means they must show the courage to make growth-friendly reforms. Also they must take care of their fiscal policy because otherwise, if uncertainty grows as it has done in the last few weeks, no one will invest in Greece. But for instance, a new fund could finance projects, private sector projects in Greece. Also it has been constructed in such a way that it can take more risks. But confidence must be at good levels, otherwise nobody will want to invest in Greece.feedback

Oct 29 2014

Based on our assesment of the draft budget plans and our autumn forecast, it cannot be excluded that the Commission may need to adopt steps under the excessive deficit procedure for some member states.feedback

Aug 27 2014

What will of course be fundamental will be the respect for fiscal efforts measured in structural terms.feedback

Jun 28 2013 - Unemployment

It is never enough, if one looks at the size of the problem, but the European budget is not the primary solution for youth unemployment. The main issue is how well all the member states can improve their competitiveness and create real jobs.feedback

May 05 2009

All stimulus packages need to be temporary. We can't go on like this after the crisis.feedback

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