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Finnish President Niinisto, Foreign Minister Soini look to OSCE’s past, present, future at Parliamentary Assembly Annual Sessionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Niinisto-and-Soini-look-to-OSCEs-past-present-and-future-at-PA-Session.aspxFinnish President Niinisto, Foreign Minister Soini look to OSCE’s past, present, future at Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session2015-07-06T11:45:00Z
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Heads discuss Russian sanctions issuehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCE-Parliamentary-Assembly-Delegation-Heads-discuss-Russian-sanctions-issue.aspxOSCE Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Heads discuss Russian sanctions issue2015-07-04T21:00:00Z
Speech by President Niinistö at OSCE PA Opening Sessionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speech-by-President-Niinisto-at-OscePA-opening-session.aspxSpeech by President Niinistö at OSCE PA Opening Session2015-07-06T07:20:00Z
Address of Foreign Minister Soini at the Opening Session of OSCE PAhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Address-by-Soini-at-OscePA-opening-session.aspxAddress of Foreign Minister Soini at the Opening Session of OSCE PA2015-07-06T06:50:00Z
Roberto Montella of Italy elected OSCE PA Secretary General with term beginning in 2016https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Montella-elected-OSCE-PA-Secretary-General.aspxRoberto Montella of Italy elected OSCE PA Secretary General with term beginning in 20162015-07-05T15:50:00Z
Parliament in recesshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-in-recess-summer2015.aspxParliament in recess2015-06-30T12:00:00Z
OSCE PA Annual Session: Ukraine crisis, refugee tragedy, climate change feature in Draft Resolutionshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCE-PA-Annual-Session-Ukraine-crisis,-refugee-tragedy,-climate-change-feature-in-Draft-Resolutions.aspxOSCE PA Annual Session: Ukraine crisis, refugee tragedy, climate change feature in Draft Resolutions2015-06-25T12:30:00Z
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session to mark Organization's founding in Helsinki birthplacehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCE-Parliamentary-Assembly-Annual-Session-to-mark-Organizations-founding-in-Helsinki-birthplace.aspxOSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session to mark Organization's founding in Helsinki birthplace2015-06-23T13:30:00Z
Library summer opening hours https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/library_summer_opening_hours-.aspxLibrary summer opening hours 2015-06-15T08:00:00Z
Government wins a vote of confidencehttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Government-wins-a-vote-of-confidence.aspxGovernment wins a vote of confidence

​Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland

The supreme decision-making authority in Finland is exercised by Parliament. The 200 Members of Parliament are elected every four years using a direct proportional system. Parliament enacts legislation, approves the state budget, ratifies international treaties and oversees the Government.

Parliament has three key arenas: the plenary session makes final decisions, the committees prepare matters and the parliamentary groups shape policy. Legislation is enacted according to the Constitution and the Procedure of Parliament. The Speaker directs parliamentary work together with the Deputy Speakers and the Speaker's Council. The Parliamentary Office provides services for MPs and is headed by the Secretary General of Parliament.

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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki on 5-9 July 2015

The 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 5-9 July 2015. Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland, hosted the Parliamentary Assembly's Annual Session in 1993 (photo). The theme for this year's Session is "Recalling the Spirit of Helsinki," a reference to the OSCE's founding document, the Helsinki Final Act, which was signed in the Finnish capital in 1975. Read more.

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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 will convene 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.