Thursday 17 November 2016
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Rwandan Parliament, Donatille Mukabalisa, paid an official visit to the Riksdag on 15–16 November and was received by the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
On 14 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the Riksdag.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
The Riksdag considers that an all-party commission of inquiry should be appointed to conduct a review of the National Audit Office. The Riksdag therefore decided to urge the Riksdag Board to appoint such a commission.
Monday 28 November
On Monday and Tuesday, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin will be visiting Poland. Interpellation debates will be held on Tuesday. Among other things, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation about the investments of the AP funds (national pension funds) in the occupied Western Sahara.
On Wednesday, the Speaker will be receiving the President of Poland. On the same day, there will be debates and decisions on matters including new regulations on procurement. On Thursday, there will be debates and decisions on various matters including the implementation of the revised Asylum Procedures Directive. On the same day there will be a question-and-answer session, when Government ministers will answer on-the-spot questions from members of the Riksdag in the Chamber.
On Friday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs. Interpellation debates will be held on the same day. The Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke (Green Party) will be answering an interpellation on the future of public service.
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.
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