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Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland


The supreme decision-making authority in Finland is exercised by Parliament. Parliament enacts legislation, approves the state budget, ratifies international treaties and oversees the Government.


Current MP's
Grand Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee

Media Centre
Citizens' Initiative
Visiting Parliament



 Current issues

 Press releases

 

 

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited Eduskuntahttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Luxembourg_visit.aspxGrand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited Eduskunta2016-05-11T15:00:00Z
Application period for Library’s researcher places 9–23 May 2016https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/kirjaston-tutkijanpaikkojen-hakuaika-09-23052016.aspxApplication period for Library’s researcher places 9–23 May 20162016-05-09T05:00:00Z
Governor-General of Australia visited Eduskuntahttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Governor-General-of-Australia-visited-Eduskunta.aspxGovernor-General of Australia visited Eduskunta2016-04-29T08:35:00Z
Youth Parliament arranged for the tenth timehttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Youth-Parliament-arranged-for-the-tenth-time.aspxYouth Parliament arranged for the tenth time2016-04-15T10:00:00Z
Moment of Silence for Brussels Victimshttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Moment-of-Silence-for-Brussels-Victims.aspxMoment of Silence for Brussels Victims2016-03-29T11:30:00Z
Speaker's Delegation Visited Lebanonhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speakers-Delegation-Visited-Lebanon.aspxSpeaker's Delegation Visited Lebanon2016-03-18T12:00:00Z
The opening of the 2016 parliamentary sessionhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-opening-of-the-2016-parliamentary-session.aspxThe opening of the 2016 parliamentary session2016-02-03T13:00:00Z
Parliament re-elected its Speakershttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-re-elected-its-Speakers.aspxParliament re-elected its Speakers2016-02-02T11:45:00Z
Grand Committee: Firearms Directive needs amendment or at least derogation for Finland’s national defencehttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/grand_committee_20151216.aspxGrand Committee: Firearms Directive needs amendment or at least derogation for Finland’s national defence2015-12-18T09:25:00Z
Parliament approves budget for next yearhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/budget_2016.aspxParliament approves budget for next year2015-12-18T09:25:00Z

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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 convened 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.