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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

 

 

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
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
Lohela accepted the Finland 100 grand piano from Hungary in Budapesthttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Lohela-accepted-the-Finland-100-grand-piano-from-Hungary-in-Budapest.aspxLohela accepted the Finland 100 grand piano from Hungary in Budapest2017-12-04T12:00:00Z
Japan gives cherry trees to the Finnish Parliamenthttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Japan-gives-cherry-trees.aspxJapan gives cherry trees to the Finnish Parliament2017-11-16T22:00:00Z
Pekkarinen: Finland and India share a strong faith in democracyhttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Pekkarinen-meets-Indian-Akbar.aspxPekkarinen: Finland and India share a strong faith in democracy2017-11-07T14:00:00Z
Speaker's delegation visits Chinahttps://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Speakers-delegation-in-China.aspxSpeaker's delegation visits China2017-11-06T14:00:00Z

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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.