Wednesday 13 March 2019
The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government’s proposal that companies registered in the UK which are currently permitted to conduct securities operations in Sweden without authorisation from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) shall be permitted to continue with this for a certain period after the UK has left the EU.
As the UK intends to leave the EU and thus the European Investment Bank (EIB) on 29 March 2019, there will be a capital increase for the Bank’s members. This is to avoid the EIB from being forced, in the next few years, to reduce lending and thus risk a downgrading of the bank’s high creditworthiness.
Thursday 28 February 2019
The Riksdag has approved amendments to the tax convention between Sweden and Russia. The purpose of the tax convention is to avoid double taxation on income, and the proposed amendments mean, inter alia, that the convention can now be applied to wealth tax.
This week there will be no meetings of the Chamber. On Wednesday there will be a public consultation in the Committee on EU Affairs with the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) prior to the meeting of the European Council on 21-22 March.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
Celebrate democracy! On 17 December 1918, the Riksdag took its historic decision in principle to introduce universal and equal suffrage. On this day exactly one hundred years later, the Riksdag has begun celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy. From 2018 until 2022, as part of the celebrations the Riksdag will be arranging seminars and exhibitions and producing special study materials to serve as inspiration for discussions on democracy and its future. You are invited to take part!
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