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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 Parliament Approved a Change to Constitutionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Parliament-Approved-a-Change-to-Constitution.aspxThe Parliament Approved a Change to Constitution2018-10-04T08:35:00Z
Eduskunta and Riigikogu hold a joint seminar to celebrate the centenary of Estoniahttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Estonia_100_seminar_03102018.aspxEduskunta and Riigikogu hold a joint seminar to celebrate the centenary of Estonia2018-10-03T05:40:00Z
Speaker Risikko provides an overview of the autumn term: no loss of energyhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speaker_Risikko_provides_an_overview_of_the_autumn_term.aspxSpeaker Risikko provides an overview of the autumn term: no loss of energy2018-09-04T13:00:00Z
The Library of Parliament’s opening hours will change on 1 September 2018https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Library-opening-hours-will-change-September-2018.aspxThe Library of Parliament’s opening hours will change on 1 September 20182018-08-15T06:00:00Z
Interruption in use of the web service https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Interruption-in-use-of-the-web-service-.aspxInterruption in use of the web service 2018-08-06T07:00:00Z
Parliament in Recesshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-in-recess-2018.aspxParliament in Recess2018-06-29T12:20:00Z
Innovation award for women granted to Päivi Myllärinen, Doctor of Food Scienceshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Innovation-award-2018.aspxInnovation award for women granted to Päivi Myllärinen, Doctor of Food Sciences2018-06-01T07:30:00Z
The Parliament accepted the CETA agreementhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/CETA-accepted-16052018.aspxThe Parliament accepted the CETA agreement2018-05-16T14:00:00Z
President of Iceland visited the Parliament https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Iceland-president-visit-15052018.aspxPresident of Iceland visited the Parliament 2018-05-15T16:00:00Z
The Parliament began discussion of the EU’s multiannual financial framework proposalhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-started-discussion-MFF.aspxThe Parliament began discussion of the EU’s multiannual financial framework proposal2018-05-10T07:55:00Z
The Parliament rejected a citizen’s initiative related to legalising euthanasia https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/euthanasia-.aspxThe Parliament rejected a citizen’s initiative related to legalising euthanasia 2018-05-04T13:00:00Z
Open House in the Parliament building on May 5thhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/open-house-may-2018.aspxOpen House in the Parliament building on May 5th2018-04-26T06:50:00Z

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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.

 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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Visitor's Centre

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

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The Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is open to the public.