Parliamentary handling of the government reports

Parliament has handled two government reports on changes in the security environment. Parliament supports Finland's NATO application. ​Information about the handling of the report.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Press releases



Parliament supports Finland's NATO application supports Finland's NATO application5/17/2022 1:00:00 PM
Foreign Affairs Committee: Finland should apply for a NATO membership Affairs Committee: Finland should apply for a NATO membership5/17/2022 8:15:00 AM
Speaker Vanhanen met US Senators Vanhanen met US Senators5/16/2022 12:00:00 PM
Speaker Vanhanen to meet US Senators Vanhanen to meet US Senators5/16/2022 7:25:00 AM

​​Parliamentary handling of the government report on changes in the security environment​​​

During the spring, Parliament will discuss the Government's report on change in the current security environment. More information about government report on changes in the security environment​.​​


The EU and the Eduskunta

The Finnish Parliament plays a strong role in decision-making on EU matters, compared to many other member states. Parliament decides what position Finland should take in EU decision-making on matters that fall within Parliament's competence.​



The special committees prepare Government bills, legislative initiatives, Government reports and other matters for handling in plenary session. ​

​Members of parliament

The Finnish Parliament has two hundred members, elected for a term of four years. Members belong to parliamentary groups, of which there are currently eleven.

Plenary sessions

Parliament's most important task, enacting legislation, takes place in the plenary session. Parliament can enact legislation on the basis of a government proposal, a Member's motion or a citizens' initiative.


The committees prepare Government bills, legislative initiatives and other matters for the plenary session. Parliament has 15 committees and the Grand Committee, which focuses mainly on EU affairs.

International activities

MPs are also needed to represent Finland on the international scene. They regularly participate in the work of nine interparliamentary organisations.

Visiting Parliament House

As a precautionary measure the Parliament House guided tours have been cancelled for now from 12 March 2020.

Library of Parliament

The Library is open to the public. It serves all who need parliamentary, legal, or social and political information.

Media in the parliament

The Finnish Parliament strives to serve the media actively and to create good working conditions for the media.