Why Multilateral Trade Matters

October 17, 2017 - 9:00 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
EuroGrowth Initiative
Why Multilateral Trade Matters

A conversation with:
Jyrki Katainen
Vice President 
European Commission
At a challenging time for trade policy, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker made trade one of the central pillars of his 2017 State of the Union address. Vice-President Katainen is coming to Washington for a series of meetings with key US Cabinet officials to underscore the European Union’s commitment to the multilateral, rules-based trading system.
We hope you can join us for this timely discussion. A light breakfast will be served.
This event is open to the public and the press.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.


Jyrki Katainen currently serves as the European Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. In his work, Mr. Katainen is focused on strengthening Europe’s competitiveness, delivering a “jobs, growth and investment package” of around €300 billion in additional public and private investment over three years.   
Mr. Katainen is responsible for coordinating the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy, Europe's economic growth strategy. While coordinating structural reforms in EU countries, he ensures that the European Union's economic policy coordination is successful and takes account of the social impacts of reforms. His overall responsibility is to help improve the business environment to make Europe a more attractive place in which to work and invest.
Commission Vice President Katainen previously served as Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014.