Parliament's autumn session

​The Government has submitted its proposal for 2022 state budget to Parliament.​ Exercising budgetary power is an important part of Parliament's work in autumn sessions.​

Press releases

 

 

Grand Committee: Finland should vote against adopting proposed delegated act on climate under EU Taxonomy Regulationhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Grand-Committee-Finland-should-vote-against-adopting-proposed-delegated-act-on-climate-under-EU-Taxonomy-Regulation.aspxGrand Committee: Finland should vote against adopting proposed delegated act on climate under EU Taxonomy Regulation11/26/2021 3:00:00 PM
Government won vote of confidence after interpellation https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Government-won-vote-of-confidence-after-interpellation-.aspxGovernment won vote of confidence after interpellation 11/26/2021 11:10:00 AM
Parliament organised a seminar to celebrate 100 years of Åland’s autonomyhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-organised-a-seminar-to-celebrate-100-years-of-Aland’s-autonomy.aspxParliament organised a seminar to celebrate 100 years of Åland’s autonomy11/25/2021 10:00:00 AM
The Grand Committee issues a statement on the harmonised regulation of artificial intelligencehttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Grand-Committee-issues-a-statement-on-the-harmonised-regulation-of-artificial-intelligence.aspxThe Grand Committee issues a statement on the harmonised regulation of artificial intelligence11/19/2021 1:25:00 PM

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.​

Committees

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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.

 Committees


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.