The Parliament will reconvene in early February

The opening of the 2021 parliamentary session will take place on 2 February. ​​

Press releases

 

 

COSAC Videoconference discussed EU’s economic recovery from the pandemichttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/COSAC-Videoconference-discussed-EU’s-economic-recovery-from-the-pandemic.aspxCOSAC Videoconference discussed EU’s economic recovery from the pandemic1/11/2021 12:00:00 PM
Cyberattack against Parliament of Finlandhttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Cyberattack-against-Parliament-of-Finland.aspxCyberattack against Parliament of Finland12/27/2020 10:05:00 PM
The Nordic Council and the Baltic Assembly will discuss the situation in Belarushttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Nordic-Council-and-the-Baltic-Assembly-will-discuss-the-situation-in-Belarus.aspxThe Nordic Council and the Baltic Assembly will discuss the situation in Belarus12/13/2020 10:00:00 PM
The Grand Committee gave its statement on EU's migration and asylum policyhttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Grand-Committee-gave-its-statement-on-EU's-migration-and-asylum-policy.aspxThe Grand Committee gave its statement on EU's migration and asylum policy12/7/2020 9:00:00 AM

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.

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

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

As a precautionary measure the Parliament House guided tours have been cancelled for now from 12 March 2020.

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.