EU Commission VP Jyrki Katainen to Visit Bulgaria on April 16

Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11|  views

Jyrki Tapani Katainen, European Commission Vice-president for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, delivers a speech during a conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 16, 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission's Vice President for Jobs, Growth and Investment, is due to visit Bulgaria on April 16.

Katainen, also a former Finnish MP, will be in the Bulgarian capital Sofia as part of his Europe-wide tour promoting the EU Investment Plan that has become known as the "Juncker Plan" in the past few months.

The project launched by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker envisages the unlocking of EUR 315 B over the next three years (2015-2017).

After being unveiled in the autumn of 2014, it has been approved by EU leaders and later by Finance Ministers of member states.

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Tags: Jyrki Katainen, EU Commission, Bulgaria, Jean-Claude Juncker


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