Current issues


Results of the Parliamentary Elections Confirmed on 22th April

The final composition of parliamentary committees and other organs will be appointed after the government negotiations.

 Press releases



Application period for researcher’s places’s-places.aspxApplication period for researcher’s places2015-05-11T07:15:00Z
Election Winner Reveals Coming Government Parties Winner Reveals Coming Government Parties2015-05-07T15:05:00Z
The opening of the parliamentary session opening of the parliamentary session2015-04-29T11:00:00Z
Digital archives workstation temporarily unavailable archives workstation temporarily unavailable 2015-04-23T07:15:00Z
Two book scanners in the library book scanners in the library2015-04-23T06:15:00Z
Parliamentary Election Result Confirmed Election Result Confirmed2015-04-23T06:02:12Z
Library of Parliament’s website revamped’s-website-revamped.aspxLibrary of Parliament’s website revamped2015-04-22T14:00:00Z
Parliamentary term ended term ended2015-04-19T15:45:00Z
Parliament in Recess until April Elections in Recess until April Elections2015-03-13T22:00:00Z
Continued cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region2015-03-19T08:00:00Z

​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.


April 2015 Parliamentary Election

Parliamentary elections in Finland were held on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. The official election result can be found from the elections website of the Ministry of Justice.


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.


Speaker and deputy speakers

Parliament elects among its members a Speaker and two deputy speakers during the first plenary session each year.


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.


Media work in the Parliament

Guide for visiting journalists.