|Minister of Economic Affairs|
22 June 2011 – 16 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Jyrki Katainen|
|Preceded by||Mauri Pekkarinen|
|Succeeded by||Jan Vapaavuori|
|Member of the Parliament of Finland|
24 March 1999
30 August 1961 |
|Political party||National Coalition Party|
Jyri Jukka Häkämies (born 30 August 1961) is a Finnish politician and the CEO of Confederation of Finnish Industries. He was Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs between 2011-2012, and a representative of the National Coalition Party, and the minister responsible for supervision of government enterprises with the exception of Patria, which is supervised by Jan Vapaavuori. He is also a member of the government's finance committee, a board member at YLE, the governmental supervisory board, Kotka city council and the Kymenlaakso regional board, where he is the chairman.
Häkämies was born in Karhula. He holds a Masters degree in political science. Before entering the politics, he worked as the CEO of the Kymenlaakso chambers of commerce. Häkämies is a Senior Lieutenant in the military reserve. His older brother, Kari Häkämies, has also been a member of the parliament and government. Jyri Häkämies became the Finnish Minister of Defence in 2007 in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet. He was involved in a campaign finance controversy. His campaign received €10,000 from a company, whose representatives were later invited to a sauna evening on Ministry of Defence property, costing taxpayers €300. According to Arto Merisalo, a businessman involved, and later convicted and jailed due to misconduct in a related bankruptcy, Häkämies would participate in selection of candidates for specific campaign funding.
Environmental politics professor Janne I. Hukkinen University of Helsinki criticized the new environmental administration of Finland. Häkämies was the responsible minister to introduce the new environment administration under the control of employment and business like in Russia. Competitiveness and environment are controlled by the same ministry. When the Talvivaara environmental problems became public, Häkämies resigned the minister job to the new post. Minister Ms. Paula Lehtomäki and Mr. Jyri Häkämies assigned one person responsible for all the permissions and control of the Talvivaara mine environmental control. If understood correctly this person worked before in the field of geology, not environment. Professor Mr. Janne Hukkinen demanded independent environmental administration back that has the opportunity to open critics of the business interests.
- Häkämies sopi KMS:n vaalituesta kokoomukselle yle 22.9.2009 (Finnish)
- Häkämiehen vaalirahoitusilmoitus
- Häkämies: Nimettömät ilmiannot käyttöön valtionyhtiöihin
- Elinkeinoministeri Häkämies: historiallinen satsaus sähköautoiluun
- Ministeri Häkämies vaikeni ihmisoikeuksista Kiinassa HS 5.6.2008 A9
- Ympäristönsuojelu tarvitsee itsenäisen hallinnon HS 21.11.2012 C4
- Media related to Jyri Häkämies at Wikimedia Commons
- Finnish Defence Ministry's web pages
- Jyri Häkämies' page at Finnish Parliament site
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