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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

 

 

The Application period for researcher’s places has been extended until 2 June 2017https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/application-period-librarys-researcher-places.aspxThe Application period for researcher’s places has been extended until 2 June 20172017-05-24T07:15:00Z
Speaker expressed her condolenceshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Condolences_Manchester_23052017.aspxSpeaker expressed her condolences2017-05-23T08:30:00Z
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
Lohela: Finland hopes to deepen cooperation with Chinahttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/china-visit.aspxLohela: Finland hopes to deepen cooperation with China2017-04-06T16:00:00Z
Speaker expressed her condolences https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Condolences_03042017.aspxSpeaker expressed her condolences 2017-04-04T12:10:00Z
Grand Committee issued a Statement on the Government’s EU Strategy for 2017 https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Grand-Committee-Statement-on-Government-EU-Strategy-2017-.aspxGrand Committee issued a Statement on the Government’s EU Strategy for 2017 2017-04-03T11:35:00Z
Speaker Lohela and Speaker Thommessen of the Norwegian Storting: Nordic politicians would do well to get to know each other betterhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speaker-Lohela-and-Speaker-Thommessen-.aspxSpeaker Lohela and Speaker Thommessen of the Norwegian Storting: Nordic politicians would do well to get to know each other better2017-03-29T21:00:00Z
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

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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.