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Final Report of the Parliamentary Assessment Group was given to Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
Final Report of the Parliamentary Assessment Group was given to Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
The parliamentary assessment group that assessed Finland’s long-term defence challenges gave its final report to Minister of Defence Carl Haglund on October 1st. The key conclusion of the group is that the additional financing, at minimum, which the defence establishment proposed in the Government’s 2012 security and defence policy report is needed to rectify the shortcomings in material capabilities. Read more »
Debate on Situation in Ukraine Starts Autumn Session
Autumn session of Parliament starts on Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 with Prime Minister´s announcement. PM Alexander Stubb will give an announcement for Parliament about actual situation in Ukraine. Read more »
New MP's 2014 (photo Hanne Salonen)
Five new members in in the Parliament
The credentials of the substitute Representatives were examined on the 4th of July 2014. Four former members were elected to the European parliament and Parliament granted a release from office to former MP Jyrki Katainen. Read more »
Parliament in Recess
The Finnish Parliament is in recess until Tuesday 2nd of September 2014. During this period the Parliament will not be sitting and there will be no parliamentary business, apart from Grand Committee meetings.
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Alexander Stubb (Photo: Hanne Salonen)
Parliament elected new Prime Minister
Alexander Stubb was supported by 98 votes on 23rd of June 2014. The Parliament elects the Prime Minister, who is thereafter appointed to the office by the President of the Republic. Read more »
Speaker of Latvian Parliament Visits Eduskunta
The Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma welcomed on Tuesday June 17th his fellow speaker Ms. Solvita Aboltina from the Saeima, Parliament of Latvia. The Latvian delegation travelled to Finland on the invitation of Heinäluoma. During her visit at Eduskunta, the parliament of Finland Ms. Aboltina discussed current topics with Speaker Heinäluoma and other Finnish politicians.
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Alexander Stubb Chosen to Lead Government Negotiations
Alexander Stubb (National Coalition Party) was chosen to lead the government negotiations in the meeting with parliamentary groups and party leaders held in Parliament on Monday 16th of June 2014. The current government parties expressed their will to continue cooperation in the government. Read more »
Member of the standing committee of the political bureau of China Liu Yunshan visited Parliament
Member of the standing committee of the political bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Mr. Liu Yunshan visited Parliament on Friday 13th of June, 2014. Liu Yunshan was welcomed by Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma. Read more »
Grand Committee Statement on the Commission’s Post-Election Work Programme
The Grand Committee approved on 21 May 2014 a Statement on Finland’s objectives for the work programme of the future European Commission. Read more »
Estonian president Ilves and Speaker of Parliament Heinäluoma
Estonian president visited parliament
Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves visited parliament on Wednesday 14th of May, 2014. President Ilves and Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma discussed during the visit economic relations between Finland and Estonia, as well as cooperation in areas of cybersecurity, e-administration and education. Also the cooperation with public authority in social and healthcare between Finland and Estonia were on the agenda. Read more »
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Guided tours for groups (6-25 people) are available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. (not during plenary sessions). The tours require prebooking. Further information >>

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