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Jyrki Katainen
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Jyrki Katainen 4h
This financed wind farm in County Mayo will be built on remote land that was formerly used for peat harvesting. Now it will create enough clean energy for 50,000 homes and create hundreds of . That’s a great example of regeneration of land.
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Jyrki Katainen 6h
Next week the will present its proposal on how to deal with single use plastics. Engaging authorities, businesses and consumers. Need to act in a coordinated, systemic manner - everyone has their role to play.
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Jyrki Katainen 6h
Chinese decision to ban waste imports from Europe should be actually welcomed. It will help us to deal with the single use plastic issue and keep material value in Europe.
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Jyrki Katainen 6h
The has established the pledging campaign - industry is invited to submit ambitious pledges to reduce single use plastic. It’s a reputational issue, customers are expecting bold action!
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Jyrki Katainen 6h
My message at : We don’t want to give up plastic. We just need to deal with it in a more circular manner. We waste 95% of plastic packaging material value after just one use. It translates into up to 105 bn EUR loss a year. We simply cannot afford it!
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Jyrki Katainen 10h
I much enjoyed discussing with international students in the in yesterday. We spoke about , , and . Thank you, and hope to see you soon again!
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Jyrki Katainen 11h
Great work by & ! A historical step for the EU that protects its citizens. We will now move quickly to finalise the agreement and implement the programme. The future of is a step closer.
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Jyrki Katainen 13h
Mielenkiintoista, mutta käytännönläheistä ajattelua: "Suomalaisista 70 prosenttia ajattelee jäsenyyden olleen hyödyksi, kun taas 21 prosenttia ei pidä unioniin kuulumista hyödyllisenä."
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Jyrki Katainen May 22
Excellent discussion with senior staff of the German Ministry of Defence on the future of , including and the .
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Jyrki Katainen May 22
I would like to thank and Minister von der Leyen for the leadership on European defence cooperation. The will be the next big step forward.
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Jyrki Katainen May 22
A good meeting this morning with . We spoke about the and the next , including .
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Jyrki Katainen May 22
Today’s package focuses on reinforcing youth & culture policies. It adds building blocks towards a European Education Area through further learning mobility & cooperation, early childhood education & learning of foreign languages.
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Jyrki Katainen May 22
Very happy that the EU decided to launch trade negotiations with Australia & New-Zealand. After Japan, Canada & Singapore, we continue to expand the open, rules-based and fair trade order with two like-minded & close economic partners! More info:
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Jyrki Katainen May 18
I believe that is one of the biggest global megatrends. You can compare it e.g. to digitalisation & globalisation. The more we can create new business models and recycle raw materials, the more added value stays in Europe.
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Jyrki Katainen May 18
Making our buildings more is an important objective that the continues to deliver on. Today the helped to finance 900 low carbon homes in
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Antti Timonen May 18
Next Tuesday will meet in Berlin with Finance Minister , Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen & Head of Chancellery . He will also participate in a Citizens' Dialogue to discuss Tomorrow's Europe and global megatrends:
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Jyrki Katainen May 18
Tässä hieman omaa pohdiskeluani Euroopan arvoista ja puolustuksesta. Mukavaa kesäistä viikonloppua.
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Jyrki Katainen May 17
Here you can find more information on what the EU is doing to combat discrimination against the LGBTI:
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Jyrki Katainen May 17
In the European Union, everybody has the right to live without discrimination. Watch the 2nd part of Dalibor Matanic's short film Debut, that tells a touching story from the life of a young man.
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Jyrki Katainen May 17
On the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, it's good to remember that in the EU, everybody has the right to live without discrimination. Let's root out discrimination & prejudices starting from our own actions. See 1st part of short film
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