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Information about entrances to the Riksdag

On account of the raised security threat level in Sweden, the Speaker decided on 18 November to extend security checks for entry into the Riksdag buildings. In addition to this, a number of measures have been taken to raise security levels.

The Riksdag this week

On Tuesday, there will be interpellation debates. Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson (Green Party) will be answering an interpellation about new measures in connection with the Climate Change Conference in Paris. On Wednesday, there will be debates and decisions on various matters including the framework decision for the 2016 central government budget. On Thursday, there will be debates and decisions on various matters including the EU agenda for better regulation. On the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will be answering questions from members of the Riksdag directly in the Chamber. On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs. Interpellation debates will also be held on Friday. Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation about the best tax conditions for a sharing economy. During the afternoon, there will be a current affairs debate on racism and hate crimes at the request of the Green Party.

The Speaker received the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament

On 16 November, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin received the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Volodymyr Groysman, together with a delegation, at the Riksdag.

The Riksdag flies the flag at half-mast

The Riksdag flew the flag at half-mast to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. On Monday 16 November, the flags at the Riksdag flew at half-mast from 9 a.m. until noon when a minute of silence was held all over Europe. The Speaker Urban Ahlin has also made a statement on the terrorist attacks.

Comment by the Speaker on the terror attacks in Paris

"France has been the target of appalling acts of terror. It is with sorrow and dismay that my thoughts go to all the victims and their families. It is with anger that I condemn the attacks. Condolences are now being sent to the Presidents of the French Senate and the National Assembly in order to express my deep sympathy with a France in sorrow, together with my condemnation of this violence", says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.



Proposals from members of the Riksdag (in Swedish)

International activities

The assembly room of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Photo: the Council of Europe.

The members of the Riksdag work internationally to promote democracy, peace and human rights.

The Riksdag in society

The Riksdag. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Riksdag, the Government, public authorities and agencies, and municipalities are examples of important actors in our public sector.


Polling station. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

Democracy is about the equal value and rights of all people. In a democracy everyone has the opportunity to exercise political influence.