Wednesday 11 October 2017
The Riksdag considers the EU Commission's proposal to conflict with the subsidiarity principle, that is, the principle whereby decisions are to be taken in as close consultation with citizens as possible. The Riksdag is therefore submitting a reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Suppliers of certain fuels will need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions caused by those fuels. Such emissions are to be reduced by six per cent compared to 2010, and this reduction should take place by 2020 at the latest. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.
Monday 4 September 2017
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Urban Ahlin (Social Democratic Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2014.
Monday 16 october
On Tuesday, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a public hearing on Sweden in the United Nations Security Council. Interpellation debates will be held on the same day. Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on security deficiencies at the Swedish Transport Agency.
On Wednesday, the Riksdag will debate various committee business, including EU rules concerning medical technology. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will also consult the Committee on European Union Affairs on Wednesday, while the Riksdag holds a seminar to mark Finland's 100 years as an independent state.
On Thursday, there will be a question-and-answer session with the Government and the speaker Urban Ahlin will receive the Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.
During the week, Members of the Riksdag will take part in the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU, in St Petersburg, Russia.
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions - proposals - on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which takes place 12 September - 5 October.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
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