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About Parliament


About Parliament

Parliament enacts all legislation in Finland and approves the Budget. It also elects the Prime Minister, oversees the Government, ratifies international treaties and influences European Union matters. Read more


Visiting Parliament

Visitors are welcome to observe plenary sessions from the public gallery.Our guided tours offer also an opportunity to discover the Parliament House.  Read more.


Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is a public library that serves MPs, researchers and citizens in general. Read more.


Brochures and videos

Visitors can learn more about Parliament and the work of an MP from brochures and short videos. Read more.


Buildings and art

Constructed as a monument to independence and democracy, Parliament House is a total work of art.  Read more.


Visitor's Centre

Parliamentary groups, MPs and  Information and Communication Department organize events for the public in the Visitor's Centre.  Read more.


Media Centre

Parliament strives to serve the media actively and to create good working conditions for the media. Read more.


Photo archive

Photographs related to Parliament and parliamentary work are stored in Parliament’s photo archive. Read more.


Brief history of Parliament

For over a century, MPs elected to Parliament have represented the will of the Finnish people.  Read more.