Parliament of Finland

Parliament's autumn session began on 6 September. Parliament enacts all legislation in Finland, approves t​​he budget and ratifies international treaties​.​

Press releases

 

 

Interpellation debate on elder care and the crisis of health serviceshttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Interpellation-debate-on-elder-care-and-the-crisis-of-health-services.aspxInterpellation debate on elder care and the crisis of health services9/28/2022 10:00:00 AM
Vanhanen: Finland has a lot to offer the US states in the field of green transitionhttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Vanhanen-Finland-has-a-lot-to-offer-the-US-states-in-the-field-of-green-transition.aspxVanhanen: Finland has a lot to offer the US states in the field of green transition9/15/2022 6:00:00 AM
Antti Häkkänen elected to chair the Defence Committeehttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Antti-Hakkanen-elected-to-chair-the-Defence-Committee.aspxAntti Häkkänen elected to chair the Defence Committee9/12/2022 7:00:00 AM
Condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth IIhttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/condolences-on-passing-of-queen-elizabeth-ii.aspxCondolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II9/8/2022 6:00:00 PM

​​Parliamentary handling of the government report on changes in the security environment​​​

During the spring, Parliament will discuss the Government's report on change in the current security environment. More information about government report on changes in the security environment​.​​

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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

You can visit the Parliament House by booking a free guided tour. All plenary sessions are open for public to view from the gallery.

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.