MEPs roast Katainen over support for austerity

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Series Details 07.10.14
Publication Date 07/10/2014
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Jyrki Katainen, the Finnish politicians who was chosen to become the European Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, had his confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on 7 October 2014.

Mr Katainen spoke about a €300 billion investment package to boost growth in the EU and tried to tackle some criticism on Finland’s tough stance on austerity and eurozone bailouts during the financial crisis.

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