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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

 

 

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
OSCE parliamentarians to observe German parliamentary electionshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/German-election-observation-27092017.aspxOSCE parliamentarians to observe German parliamentary elections2017-09-19T21:00:00Z
Speaker's delegation visits South Korea https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speaker-South-Korea-12092017.aspxSpeaker's delegation visits South Korea 2017-09-11T18:00:00Z
The new search service of the Library of Parliament is now onlinehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/our-new-search-service-is-now-online.aspxThe new search service of the Library of Parliament is now online2017-09-04T06:45:00Z
Selma will move to Finna in Septemberhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/selma-will-move-to-finna-in-september.aspxSelma will move to Finna in September2017-08-22T12:40:00Z
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
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

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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.