|Minister of Economic Affairs|
16 November 2012 – 29 May 2015
|Prime Minister||Jyrki Katainen
|Preceded by||Jyri Häkämies|
|Succeeded by||Olli Rehn|
|Minister of Housing|
19 April 2007 – 22 June 2011
|Prime Minister||Matti Vanhanen
|Preceded by||Anneli Taina|
|Succeeded by||Krista Kiuru|
3 April 1965 |
|Political party||National Coalition Party|
|Alma mater||University of Helsinki
Hanken School of Economics
Jan Pellervo Vapaavuori (born April 3, 1965 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician, the former Minister of Economic Affairs. Vapaavuori was Minister of Housing and Minister of Nordic Cooperation in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet and Mari Kiviniemi's cabinet. He was a candidate for the head of his party in the June 2014 election, and as part of that the likeliest interim Prime Minister of Finland. However he eventually failed to make the eventual head-to-head round within the Coalition Party, which saw Alexander Stubb conquer Paula Risikko
Vapaavuori has been a Helsinki City Council member since 1997. He has been a member of the Parliament since 2003, from the constituency of Helsinki, and he represents the National Coalition Party. From 2011 to 2012 he was the chairman of the party's parliamentary group.
Vapaavuori acquired a law degree from University of Helsinki in 1989. He continued his studies in Helsinki, Uppsala, The Hague and Hanken School of Economics as well. He has worked in the National Union of University Students in Finland.
Vapaavuori is married to Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori, a doctor of veterinary medicine.
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- Alexander Stubb to be the Chairman of the Coalition Party.
- Finnish Council of State - Jan Vapaavuori
- Personal details - Minister of Housing Jan Vapaavuori. Finnish Government
- Jan Vapaavuori -Rötösherra. City -lehti 16/2006 read 16.10.2007
- Juhani Sirén. Mistä on kansanedustajat tehty. City-lehti 1/2003 read 16.10.2007
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