Citizens of the European Union residing in Finland and working for the EU or other international organisations are proposed to be given the right to vote in elections to the European Parliament in Finland. The Government submitted a proposal concerning an amendment to the Elections Act to the Parliament today.
A new online service for launching residents' initiatives, Kuntalaisaloite.fi, is now open. The service is produced and administered by the Ministry of Justice, and it is meant for both municipal residents and municipalities. The service provides a platform for launching residents' initiatives in Finnish and Swedish, and it may be accessed at www.kuntalaisaloite.fi.