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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 in the Parliament
Citizens' Initiative
Visiting Parliament



 ‭(Hidden)‬ Current issues

 Press releases

 

 

Parliament begins debate on intelligence gathering legislationhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/intelligence-gathering-legislation.aspxParliament begins debate on intelligence gathering legislation2018-03-13T16:00:00Z
Finnish Parliament passes bill on new Maternity Acthttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Finnish-Parliament-passes-bill-on-new-Maternity-Act.aspxFinnish Parliament passes bill on new Maternity Act2018-03-13T12:05:00Z
Available visiting hours for spring 2018 fully-bookedhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Guided-tours-booking.aspxAvailable visiting hours for spring 2018 fully-booked2018-02-11T22:00:00Z
Spring Term Startedhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Spring-term-2018-started.aspxSpring Term Started2018-02-06T13:20:00Z
Paula Risikko Elected as New Speaker of Parliamenthttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/speaker-risikko-elected.aspxPaula Risikko Elected as New Speaker of Parliament2018-02-05T15:15:00Z
President of the Republic Inaugurated for Second Termhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/President-of-the-Republic-Inaugurated-for-Second-Term.aspxPresident of the Republic Inaugurated for Second Term2018-02-01T10:25:00Z
Speaker's delegation visits Namibiahttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speaker-Namibia_Jan2018.aspxSpeaker's delegation visits Namibia2018-01-28T13:00:00Z
Speakers of the Nordic and Baltic countries visit China https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/NB8-China-Jan2018.aspxSpeakers of the Nordic and Baltic countries visit China 2018-01-13T10:00:00Z
Thank you for your cooperation in Finland's 100th anniversary year!https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Anniversary-thanks-22122017.aspxThank you for your cooperation in Finland's 100th anniversary year!2017-12-22T08:00:00Z
The Finnish Parliament presented with a valuable vase as a gift for Finland's centenaryhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Moroccan-gift.aspxThe Finnish Parliament presented with a valuable vase as a gift for Finland's centenary2017-12-08T08:00:00Z
Speakers from Denmark interested in education and the Finnish citizens' initiative concept​https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Danish-Speakers-visited.aspxSpeakers from Denmark interested in education and the Finnish citizens' initiative concept​2017-12-07T16:00:00Z
Parliament’s celebratory decision supports well-being and equal development of children.https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/finland-celebrates-100-years-independence.aspxParliament’s celebratory decision supports well-being and equal development of children.2017-12-05T07:55:00Z

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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.

 Committees

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Committees

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

The Grand Committee
Constitutional Law Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee
Finance Committee
Audit Committee
Employment and Equality Committee
Administration Committee
Legal Affairs Committee
Transport and Communications Committee
Agriculture and Forestry Committee
Defence Committee
Education and Culture Committee
Social Affairs and Health Committee
Commerce Committee
Committee for the Future
Environment Committee

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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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Visitor's Centre

At the Visitor's Centre, operating in the Little Parliament, you will find information about Parliament.

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The Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is open to the public.