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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

 

 

The opening hours of the Library during Christmas and the New Yearhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/exceptional-opening-hours.aspxThe opening hours of the Library during Christmas and the New Year2017-12-15T06:55:00Z
Parliament’s celebratory decision supports well-being and equal development of children.https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/finland-celebrates-100-years-independence.aspxParliament’s celebratory decision supports well-being and equal development of children.2017-12-05T07:55:00Z
Japan gives cherry trees to the Finnish Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Japan-gives-cherry-trees.aspxJapan gives cherry trees to the Finnish Parliament2017-11-16T22:00:00Z
Pekkarinen: Finland and India share a strong faith in democracyhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Pekkarinen-meets-Indian-Akbar.aspxPekkarinen: Finland and India share a strong faith in democracy2017-11-07T14:00:00Z
Speaker's delegation visits Chinahttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speakers-delegation-in-China.aspxSpeaker's delegation visits China2017-11-06T14:00:00Z
Transport and Communications Committee adopted a report on a Citizens´ Initiative concerning summer-time changeshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/committee-report-summer-time.aspxTransport and Communications Committee adopted a report on a Citizens´ Initiative concerning summer-time changes2017-10-26T14:35:00Z
Speaker of Parliament discussed finances and the EU with the President of Polandhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Duda-visits-Finland.aspxSpeaker of Parliament discussed finances and the EU with the President of Poland2017-10-24T12:00:00Z
Library of Parliament’s User Survey, 23 October to 12 November 2017 https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/library-of-parliament-user-survey-2017.aspxLibrary of Parliament’s User Survey, 23 October to 12 November 2017 2017-10-23T06:40:00Z
Development cooperation between Finland and Vietnam is turning into a trade partnershiphttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Vice-president-of-Vietnam.aspxDevelopment cooperation between Finland and Vietnam is turning into a trade partnership2017-10-17T09:00:00Z
President of Italy was the first head of state to visit the renovated Parliament Buildinghttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Italian-president-visits.aspxPresident of Italy was the first head of state to visit the renovated Parliament Building2017-09-28T12:00:00Z
Guided tours and Open House Days at the Parliament Househttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/guided-tours-parliament-house.aspxGuided tours and Open House Days at the Parliament House2017-09-24T21:00:00Z
OSCE PA Special Representative Kanerva visits Viennahttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Kanerva-visits-Vienna.aspxOSCE PA Special Representative Kanerva visits Vienna2017-09-20T14:00:00Z

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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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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.