Monday 10 December 2018
The Speaker has received a report today from Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) regarding the parties' discussions on the matter of forming a new government. The Speaker has also spoken to Annie Lööf (Centre Party) and Jan Björklund (Liberal Party), and has notified the Deputy Speakers of these talks.
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Swedish participation in NATO's training and advice mission, the Resolute Support Mission, in Afghanistan is to be extended. Sweden will also continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.
The Speaker Andreas Norlén has allowed for more time before a proposal for prime minister is presented to the Riksdag.
On Wednesday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on the central government budget for 2019. On the same day, a seminar will be held with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The theme of the seminar includes how sexual violence in war and armed conflicts can be strategically prevented and how survivors of sexual violence can obtain redress. On Wednesday, the Committee on EU Affairs will also have a public meeting with the Government.
On Thursday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on a number of issues, and there will also be debates in the Chamber on Friday. On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs.
There is a special election page containing detailed information on the elections to the Riksdag 2018 and the formation of a government.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and would like to take this opportunity to commemorate some major milestones for democracy in Sweden. We will now begin four years of celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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