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Etusivun kuva

The Parliament of Finland

The supreme decision-making authority in Finland is exercised by Parliament. Finnish parliament is unicameral and has 200 members.

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The EU and the Eduskunta

The Finnish Parliament plays a strong role in decision-making on EU matters, compared with many other member states. Parliament decides what position Finland should take in EU decision-making on matters that fall within Parliament's competence.

Finland held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2019. The Eduskunta hosted several parliamentary events and conferences related to the presidency.



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

​Members of parliament

kansanedustajat istuntosalissa
The Finnish Parliament has two hundred members, who are elected for a term of four years. Members belong to parliamentary groups, of which there are currently eleven.

Plenary sessions

täysistunto käynnissä istuntosalissa
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.


valiokunnan kokous käynnissä, kansanedustajia pöydän äärellä
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.

Speaker of parliament

The Speaker and two deputy speakers are elected during the first plenary session each year.​

A group youngsters visiting the parliament.

Visiting Parliament House

Guided tours can be booked here. All plenary sessions are also open for public.

library building and sky

Library of Parliament

The Library is open to the public. It serves all who need parliamentary, legal, or social and political information.​

A photographer in the media section

Media in the parliament

The Finnish Parliament strives to serve the media actively and to create good working conditions for the media.