Parliament of Finland

Parliament's autumn session began on 6 September. Parliament enacts all legislation in Finland, approves the budget and ratifies international treaties.​

Press releases

 

 

The referral debate on the government proposal on Finland's accession to NATO will take place on 13 Decemberhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-referral-debate-on-government-proposal-on-Finlands-accession-to-NATO-will-take-place-on-13-December.aspxThe referral debate on the government proposal on Finland's accession to NATO will take place on 13 December12/7/2022 3:00:00 PM
Government proposal on Finland's accession to NATO submitted to Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Government-proposal-on-Finlands-accession-to-NATO-submitted-to-Parliament.aspxGovernment proposal on Finland's accession to NATO submitted to Parliament12/5/2022 12:00:00 PM
The Grand Committee sees no need to change the European Parliament's election ruleshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Grand-Committee-sees-no-need-to-change-the-European-Parliaments-election-rules.aspxThe Grand Committee sees no need to change the European Parliament's election rules11/29/2022 3:00:00 PM
The Grand Committee supports the proposal for macro-financial assistance to Ukrainehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Grand-Committee-supports-the-proposal-for-macro-financial-assistance-to-Ukraine.aspxThe Grand Committee supports the proposal for macro-financial assistance to Ukraine11/18/2022 9:00:00 AM

​​Parliamentary handling of the government report on changes in the security environment​​​

During the spring, Parliament will discuss the Government's report on change in the current security environment. More information about government report on changes in the security environment​.​​

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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

You can visit the Parliament House by booking a free guided tour. All plenary sessions are open for public to view from the gallery.

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.