The results showed that the coordination rules used in 6% of the legislative acts of Finland, including the Finnish Constitution, which are related to foreign policy.
For example, according Section 93 Chapter 8 «Competence in the area of foreign policy issues» (International relations) of the Constitution of Finland, the foreign policy of Finland is directed by the President of the Republic in co-operation with the Government. However, the Parliament accepts Finland's international obligations and their denouncement and decides on the bringing into force of Finland's international obligations in so far as provided in this Constitution. The President decides on matters of war and peace, with the consent of the Parliament .
Sometimes at a coordination norm is no direct reference, but the order of coordination of actions of subjects of law. For example, in Section 3 «Parliament’s participation in decision-making» of Act on Military Crisis Management (211/2006) written:
(1) Before submitting a proposal referred to in section 2 concerning Finland’s participation, the Government must consult Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. If the proposal concerns a crisis management operation that presents a particularly demanding military challenge or an operation that is not based on a UN Security Council mandate, the Government must, before submitting its proposal, consult Parliament by providing it with a report on the matter. If the proposal concerns the assignment of no more than ten persons to military crisis management duties, the Government must provide a report on the matter to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee before submitting its proposal.
(2) If plans are made for significant changes to the duties assigned to a Finnish crisis management force during the course of an operation, the Government must consult Parliament or Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in accordance with subsection 1.
(3) Before submitting a proposal concerning the establishment of a standby unit, the Government must consult Parliament by providing it with a report on the matter. Before submitting a proposal on the participation of Finland in crisis management by using a standby unit, the Government must consult Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee .
We believe that the need for coordination norms Act on Nordic Co-operation in Criminal Matters (138/1976) .
However, the scope of possible applications of the coordination mechanism is not unlimited. Thus, the coordination system of law enforcement in Finland needs further improvement.
1. Constitution of Finland // The Constitution of Finland 11 June 1999 (731/1999, amendments up to 1112 / 2011 included) // http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/1999/en19990731.pdf
2. Act on Military Crisis Management (211/2006) // http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/2006/en20060211.pdf
3. Act on Nordic Co-operation in Criminal Matters (138/1976) // http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/1963/en19630326