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Employees in many companies in Finland already have a right to representation in the decision-making structures of their companies, in a form which is normally agreed between unions and the employer. The proposals in the directive for employee involvement in European companies were, therefore, non-contentious.

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Transposition of the SE legislation in Finland (Final report: September 2004 )

The Finnish Act on employee involvement in European Companies (SE) passed through Parliament and was approved by the President of Finland on 13 August. It came into force on 8 October 2004. During its passage through Parliament, no amendments were made to Government Proposal 107/2004. The number of the approved Act is 758/2004.

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Transposition of the SE legislation in Finland (Report: June 2004)

In Finland the Government submitted its proposal to the parliament for an Act on Employees’ Involvement in European Companies on 4 June 2004 (Government proposal 107/2004). This proposal was prepared by a tripartite working group within the Finnish Ministry of Labour. Earlier this year a proposal was submitted for a number of changes in general company law (Government proposal 55/2004).

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Translated transposition laws 

The full text of the transposition laws and (for most countries) unofficial translations into English can be downloaded from the EU Commission website


Lionel Fulton (2006) Anchoring the European Company in national law