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Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland


The supreme decision-making authority in Finland is exercised by Parliament. Parliament enacts legislation, approves the state budget, ratifies international treaties and oversees the Government.


Current MP's
Grand Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee

Media in the Parliament
Citizens' Initiative
Visiting Parliament



 ‭(Hidden)‬ Current issues

 Press releases

 

 

Grand Committee: Acceptability of decision-making in economic policy best implemented through national parliamentshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Grand_Committee_Acceptability-of-decision-making-in-economic-policy-best-implemented-through-national-parliaments.aspxGrand Committee: Acceptability of decision-making in economic policy best implemented through national parliaments2018-11-30T08:00:00Z
Vice Speaker Haatainen urges stronger role for women in security policyhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Haatainen_in_Reykjavik_28112018.aspxVice Speaker Haatainen urges stronger role for women in security policy2018-11-28T07:00:00Z
PACE Standing Committee to meet in Pikkuparlamenttihttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/PACE-Standing-Committee-to-meet-in-Pikkuparlamentti.aspxPACE Standing Committee to meet in Pikkuparlamentti2018-11-21T22:00:00Z
Finnish Parliament approves data protection legislation https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/parliament_data_protection_legislation.aspxFinnish Parliament approves data protection legislation 2018-11-12T22:00:00Z
Kauma in Sarajevo: The enthusiasm of young people and women gives hopehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Kauma-in-Sarajevo-07102018.aspxKauma in Sarajevo: The enthusiasm of young people and women gives hope2018-10-08T15:00:00Z
The Parliament Approved a Change to Constitutionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Parliament-Approved-a-Change-to-Constitution.aspxThe Parliament Approved a Change to Constitution2018-10-04T08:35:00Z
Deputy Speaker of South Korean National Assembly visits Finnish Parliament https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Korean-vicespeaker-03102018.aspxDeputy Speaker of South Korean National Assembly visits Finnish Parliament 2018-10-03T13:00:00Z
Eduskunta and Riigikogu hold a joint seminar to celebrate the centenary of Estoniahttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Estonia_100_seminar_03102018.aspxEduskunta and Riigikogu hold a joint seminar to celebrate the centenary of Estonia2018-10-03T05:40:00Z
Arctic parliamentarians support a summithttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Arctic-parliamentarians-support-summit-19092018.aspxArctic parliamentarians support a summit2018-09-19T10:00:00Z
Risikko commends people of the Arctic as tough and resourceful https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Risikko-in-Inari-18092018.aspxRisikko commends people of the Arctic as tough and resourceful 2018-09-18T07:00:00Z

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Parliament convenes in temporary facilities

The 1931 Parliament House has closed for extensive renovations. After the April 2015 parliamentary election Parliament of Finland convened in the nearby Sibelius-Academy concert hall, which has been refurbished to fit the needs of parliament. Parliament will return to its own building in time for Centenary celebrations of Finnish Independence in the fall of 2017.

 Committees

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Committees

The special committees prepare Government bills, legislative initiatives, Government reports and other matters for handling in plenary session. ​

The Grand Committee
Constitutional Law Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee
Finance Committee
Audit Committee
Employment and Equality Committee
Administration Committee
Legal Affairs Committee
Transport and Communications Committee
Agriculture and Forestry Committee
Defence Committee
Education and Culture Committee
Social Affairs and Health Committee
Commerce Committee
Committee for the Future
Environment Committee

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Speaker and deputy speakers

Parliament elects among its members a Speaker and two deputy speakers during the first plenary session each year.

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Visitor's Centre

At the Visitor's Centre, operating in the Little Parliament, you will find information about Parliament.

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The Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is open to the public.