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Riksdag operations during the summer

There will be interpellation debates held in the Chamber in August and September. Government ministers will answer questions from the Members of the Riksdag. The Parliamentary session 2015/2016 will open on 15 September. Members continue their Riksdag work in their constituencies during the summer. All through the summer they are able to submit written questions to Government ministers.

Guided tours of the Riksdag this summer

Would you like to know more about how the members of the Riksdag make decisions on important issues? During a one-hour tour of the building you can visit the various rooms where the politicians make their decisions. During the summer, from late June to late August, tours in English are held every weekday at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Speaker witnesses the son of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill

On 17 June, the Speaker Urban Ahlin witnessed the newly born son of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill together with the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), the Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist and the First Lady of the Court Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke. This was followed by a Council of State at which the King announced the name of Prince Nicolas.

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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.

Democracy

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.