Parliament's autumn session

​The autumn session began on Tuesday, 7 September. ​

Press releases

 

 

Government Defence Report in preliminary debatehttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Government-Defence-Report-in-preliminary-debate.aspxGovernment Defence Report in preliminary debate9/17/2021 8:00:00 AM
Parliament discussed the need for integration reformshttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-discussed-the-need-for-integration-reforms.aspxParliament discussed the need for integration reforms9/16/2021 9:00:00 AM
The Commission wants to continue the dialogue on strategic foresight with Parliamenthttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-Commission-wants-to-continue-the-dialogue-on-strategic-foresight-with-Parliament.aspxThe Commission wants to continue the dialogue on strategic foresight with Parliament9/14/2021 11:00:00 AM
Three new MPs begin their work todayhttps://www.riksdagen.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Three-new-MPs-begin-their-work-today.aspxThree new MPs begin their work today9/9/2021 10:00:00 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.​

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.