Wednesday 18 April 2018
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May onwards. It is a binding EU law which will regulate how personal data may be processed within the EU. In connection with this, the Data Protection Act will cease to apply and a new act will be introduced instead to harmonise with the GDPR.
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 23 april
On Monday, there will be a number of hearings in the Committee on the Constitution. Among those to be questioned by the Committee will be Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson (Social Democratic Party) on the Government's information management concerning Sweden's preparedness for the reception of refugees in autumn 2015. From Monday to Friday, Riksdag members will be participating in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
On Tuesday there will be interpellation debates, at which Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Social Democratic Party) will respond to an interpellation on freedom of speech at universities and colleges.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters including the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers. There will be interpellation debates on Friday. Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson (Social Democratic Party) will respond to an interpellation about the "Pomperipossa tax" for newly arrived immigrants. On the same day, there will be a number of hearings in the Committee on the Constitution. These will include the Government's actions in connection with the procurement of IT services by the Swedish Transport Agency.
On Saturday and Sunday, members will participate in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) at its annual session in Cairo and Alexandria.
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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