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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

 

 

Maria Lohela to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives: Arctic cooperation will continue to depend on the United Stateshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-Ryan-28062017.aspxMaria Lohela to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives: Arctic cooperation will continue to depend on the United States2017-06-28T18:00:00Z
At UN meetings, Lohela stresses the importance of attitude change for sustainable developmenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-UN-23062017.aspxAt UN meetings, Lohela stresses the importance of attitude change for sustainable development2017-06-26T04:00:00Z
Mauri Pekkarinen in Astana: Economic growth from cooperation between science and businesshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Pekkarinen-in-Astana-22062017.aspxMauri Pekkarinen in Astana: Economic growth from cooperation between science and business2017-06-22T10:00:00Z
Maria Lohela: Slovenia has a good partnership with Finlandhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-in-Slovenia-05062017.aspxMaria Lohela: Slovenia has a good partnership with Finland2017-06-05T13:00:00Z
Innovation award for women goes to Professor Hele Savin https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Innovation-award-for-women-goes-to-Professor-Hele-Savin-.aspxInnovation award for women goes to Professor Hele Savin 2017-06-01T06:30:00Z
Library summer opening hours https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/summer-opening.aspxLibrary summer opening hours 2017-05-29T10:15:00Z
Finnish forest and energy competence of interest to the Indonesian Deputy Speakerhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Indonesian-visit-23052017.aspxFinnish forest and energy competence of interest to the Indonesian Deputy Speaker2017-05-23T12:00:00Z
Speaker expressed her condolenceshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Condolences_Manchester_23052017.aspxSpeaker expressed her condolences2017-05-23T08:30:00Z
Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary visits Finlandhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Hungary-Speaker-Visit-11052017.aspxSpeaker of the National Assembly of Hungary visits Finland2017-05-11T15:00:00Z
Finnish History Exhibition Opened in Strasbourghttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Finnish-history-exhibition-Strasbourg.aspxFinnish History Exhibition Opened in Strasbourg2017-04-26T11:50:00Z

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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.