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The work of the Riksdag until the opening of the Riksdag session

On 27 August and 3 and 10 September there will be interpellation debates in the Chamber, where Government ministers will answer questions from the members of the Riksdag. The new parliamentary year – the 2015/16 Riksdag session – will start on 15 September. Until the opening of the Riksdag session, members of the Riksdag will continue to work in their home communities. They can also put written questions to the Government ministers.

The Riksdag this week

On Tuesday, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be receiving the Jordanian Prime Minister Dr Abdalla Ensour. There will be interpellation debates on Thursday, during which the Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin (Green Party) will be answering an interpellation on direct humanitarian support to refugees from Iraq and Syria. On the same day, the Third Deputy Speaker Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party) will receive the President of the Marshall Islands, Christopher J. Loeak.



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.