The 2021 parliamentary session

The Finnish Parliament has adopted protective measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Parliament. ​​​​​

Press releases

 

 

Parliament will debate EU’s multiannual financial framework and recovery instrument in plenary sessions on Tuesday and Wednesdayhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-will-debate-EUs-multiannual-financial-framework-and-recovery-instrument-in-plenary-sessions-next-week.aspxParliament will debate EU’s multiannual financial framework and recovery instrument in plenary sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday5/7/2021 8:00:00 AM
Finance Committee: Joining the EU recovery package is in Finland's interesthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Finance-Committee---Joining-the-EU-recovery-package-is-in-Finlands-interest.aspxFinance Committee: Joining the EU recovery package is in Finland's interest5/5/2021 11:25:00 AM
The handling of the Council Decision on EU’s own resources continues in Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-handling-of-the-Council-Decision-on-EU’s-own-resources-continues-in-Parliament.aspxThe handling of the Council Decision on EU’s own resources continues in Parliament4/29/2021 7:00:00 AM
Presidium of the Nordic Council: A clear need for closer Nordic parliamentary co-operation in EU affairshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Presidium-of-the-Nordic-Council---A-clear-need-for-closer-Nordic-parliamentary-co-operation-in-EU-affairs.aspxPresidium of the Nordic Council: A clear need for closer Nordic parliamentary co-operation in EU affairs4/26/2021 9:00:00 AM

The EU and the Eduskunta

The Finnish Parliament plays a strong role in decision-making on EU matters, compared to many other member states. Parliament decides what position Finland should take in EU decision-making on matters that fall within Parliament's competence.​

Committees

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

​Members of parliament


The Finnish Parliament has two hundred members, elected for a term of four years. Members belong to parliamentary groups, of which there are currently eleven.

Plenary sessions


Parliament's most important task, enacting legislation, takes place in the plenary session. Parliament can enact legislation on the basis of a government proposal, a Member's motion or a citizens' initiative.

 Committees


The committees prepare Government bills, legislative initiatives and other matters for the plenary session. Parliament has 15 committees and the Grand Committee, which focuses mainly on EU affairs.

International activities

MPs are also needed to represent Finland on the international scene. They regularly participate in the work of nine interparliamentary organisations.

Visiting Parliament House

As a precautionary measure the Parliament House guided tours have been cancelled for now from 12 March 2020.

Library of Parliament

The Library is open to the public. It serves all who need parliamentary, legal, or social and political information.

Media in the parliament

The Finnish Parliament strives to serve the media actively and to create good working conditions for the media.