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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 Centre
Citizens' Initiative
Visiting Parliament



 Current issues

 Press releases

 

 

Library of Parliament - Exceptional opening hourshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/exceptional-opening-hours.aspxLibrary of Parliament - Exceptional opening hours2016-10-28T06:05:00Z
Lohela: Finland wants to stand beside Estonia at the forefront of digitalisationhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Estonian-president-visited.aspxLohela: Finland wants to stand beside Estonia at the forefront of digitalisation2016-10-20T17:00:00Z
Education, trade and innovation discussed during the visit of the Kazakhstani Speaker of the Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Kazakhstan-visit.aspxEducation, trade and innovation discussed during the visit of the Kazakhstani Speaker of the Parliament2016-10-20T16:00:00Z
President of Lithuania to visit Finlandhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/President-of-Lithuania-to-visit-Finland.aspxPresident of Lithuania to visit Finland2016-10-11T08:00:00Z
Chairman Zhang Dejiang visits Finland https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Chairman-Zhang-Dejiang-visits-Finland-.aspxChairman Zhang Dejiang visits Finland 2016-09-23T15:00:00Z
The Manners Society selects Speaker Lohela as the best-mannered person of the yearhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Manners-Society-selects-Speaker-Lohela-as-the-best-mannered-person-of-the-year.aspxThe Manners Society selects Speaker Lohela as the best-mannered person of the year2016-09-21T10:00:00Z
Finnish clean technology is attracting interest in Vietnam https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Finnish-clean-technology-is-attracting-interest-in-Vietnam-.aspxFinnish clean technology is attracting interest in Vietnam 2016-09-20T06:00:00Z
Kanerva and Tidei to hold press conference in Moscowhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCEPA-oberservers-press-conference.aspxKanerva and Tidei to hold press conference in Moscow2016-09-19T09:40:00Z
OSCE parliamentarians to observe Russian parliamentary electionshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCE-election-observation-Russia.aspxOSCE parliamentarians to observe Russian parliamentary elections2016-09-13T10:00:00Z
President Emeritus Kanerva appointed Assembly’s first Special Representative on Mediationhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Kanerva-Special-Representative.aspxPresident Emeritus Kanerva appointed Assembly’s first Special Representative on Mediation2016-09-09T07:40:00Z

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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.

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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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Visitors' Centre

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

The Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is open to the public.

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Media work in the Parliament

Guide for visiting journalists.