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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

 

 

Speaker expressed her condolenceshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Condolences-to-London-23032017.aspxSpeaker expressed her condolences2017-03-23T07:50:00Z
The Speakers of Finland and Albania seek to support and encourage young people to participate in politics https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Albanian-Speaker.aspxThe Speakers of Finland and Albania seek to support and encourage young people to participate in politics 2017-03-15T09:00:00Z
​​Equality in the spotlight during Moroccan Speaker's visit https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Moroccan-Speaker.aspx​​Equality in the spotlight during Moroccan Speaker's visit 2017-03-09T12:00:00Z
Lohela commends President of Estonia for the courage to address domestic violence https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-Kaljulaid.aspxLohela commends President of Estonia for the courage to address domestic violence 2017-03-07T16:00:00Z
Lohela at Finland 100 celebrations in Florida: A person needs roots and strength https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-Florida.aspxLohela at Finland 100 celebrations in Florida: A person needs roots and strength 2017-02-19T17:00:00Z
Lohela: Finland and Uruguay have plenty in common https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Uruguay-visit.aspxLohela: Finland and Uruguay have plenty in common 2017-02-13T15:00:00Z
The opening of the 2017 parliamentary session https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-opening-of-the-2017-parliamentary-session-.aspxThe opening of the 2017 parliamentary session 2017-02-02T12:45:00Z
Finland names MP Ilkka Kanerva as its candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary Generalhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Finland-names-MP-Ilkka-Kanerva-as-its-candidate-for-the-post-of-OSCE-Secretary-General.aspxFinland names MP Ilkka Kanerva as its candidate for the post of OSCE Secretary General2017-01-16T14:00:00Z
Centenary of Finland’s independencehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Centenary-of-Finland-Independence.aspxCentenary of Finland’s independence2017-01-10T22:15:00Z
The Grand Committee requires further clarification on the proposed directives reforming the corporate tax basehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Grand-Committee-requires-further-clarification-on-the-proposed-directives-reforming-the-corporate-tax-base.aspxThe Grand Committee requires further clarification on the proposed directives reforming the corporate tax base2016-12-23T08:50:00Z

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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.