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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

 

 

Application period for Library’s researcher’s places 12–26 November 2018https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/application-period-librarys-researcher-places.aspxApplication period for Library’s researcher’s places 12–26 November 20182018-11-12T06:00:00Z
Kauma in Sarajevo: The enthusiasm of young people and women gives hopehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Kauma-in-Sarajevo-07102018.aspxKauma in Sarajevo: The enthusiasm of young people and women gives hope2018-10-08T15:00:00Z
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
Deputy Speaker of South Korean National Assembly visits Finnish Parliament https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Korean-vicespeaker-03102018.aspxDeputy Speaker of South Korean National Assembly visits Finnish Parliament 2018-10-03T13:00:00Z
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
Arctic parliamentarians support a summithttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Arctic-parliamentarians-support-summit-19092018.aspxArctic parliamentarians support a summit2018-09-19T10:00:00Z
Risikko commends people of the Arctic as tough and resourceful https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Risikko-in-Inari-18092018.aspxRisikko commends people of the Arctic as tough and resourceful 2018-09-18T07:00:00Z
President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Finnish Parliament https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Steinmeir-visit-17092018.aspxPresident of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Finnish Parliament 2018-09-17T15:00:00Z
Crown Princess of Denmark and Danish Minister for Environment visit Finnish Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Crown-Princess-13092018.aspxCrown Princess of Denmark and Danish Minister for Environment visit Finnish Parliament2018-09-13T13:00:00Z
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
Vice President of Argentina interested in the rights of persons with disabilities https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Vice-President-of-Argentina-.aspxVice President of Argentina interested in the rights of persons with disabilities 2018-09-03T21:25:00Z
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

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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.