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OSCE PA President calls on Russia to close border with Ukraine
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ilkka Kanerva (MP, Finland) today called on Russia to close its international border with Ukraine to help counter the alarming increase in violence in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks. Read more »
Photo: Turkish Parliament
Senior OSCE PA delegation visits refugee camp on Turkey-Syria border
A senior delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly led by President Ilkka Kanerva (MP, Finland) and human rights and humanitarian committee Chairperson Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal) today visited a refugee camp in Harran, Turkey, near the country’s border with Syria. Read more »
Sumuvuori’s mandate was checked by Deputy Speaker Pekka Ravi on Tuesday 13th January.
A New MP Started Her Work
Ms Johanna Sumuvuori (Green League) started her work as Member of Parliament on Wednesday 14th January. She replaces Ms Anni Sinnemäki, who left Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland, as she took over as Deputy Mayor of City of Helsinki. Read more »
Parliament in Recess
The Finnish Parliament recess runs from 20 December 2014 to 12 January 2015 inclusively. During this period the Parliament will not be sitting and there will be no parliamentary business. Read more »
Eduskunta Approves Next Year's Budget
At its session on Friday, 19 December 2014 the Parliament of Finland approved next year's state budget, which totals about 53.9 billion euros. This includes 55 million euros that was added during parliamentary handling of the budget. Read more »
Parliament Approves Equal Marriage Rights
The Finnish Parliament voted 101-90 in favour of citizens' initiative for equal marriage rights on Friday 12th December. Read more »
Speakers Heinäluoma and Sikorski met at parliament
Speaker of Polish parliament visited Eduskunta
The Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma welcomed on Tuesday 9th of December, 2014 his fellow Speaker Mr. Radosław Sikorski from Sejm, Parliament of Poland. The Polish delegation travelled to Finland on the invitation of Heinäluoma. Read more »
Parliament Approves Fennovoima’s Nuclear Plant
Parliament of Finland approved the Government’s decision-in-principle on an application by Fennovoima Oy to build a Rosatom nuclear reactor unit in Pyhäjoki. 115 MPs voted in favour and 74 against the decision-in-principle on Friday 5th December. Read more »
Didier Burkhalter and Ilkka Kanerva. Photo: OSCE
"OSCE facing its greatest modern challenge with Ukraine crisis"
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is facing its greatest challenge in recent memory as it responds to the Ukraine crisis and must take decisive steps, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ilkka Kanerva (MP, Finland) said in an address to the Organization's foreign ministers today. Read more »
Grand Committee Supports Gender-Neutral Marriage
The Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament supports amending the Marriage Act into gender-neutral form, as decided in the plenary session of the Parliament last week. Members of the Grand Committee voted 17–8 in favour of amendments. Read more »
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