Wednesday 17 January 2018
The Tort Liability Act is to state that a person who, in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, has seen their rights abused by the state or a municipality should receive compensation for the damages caused. The state or municipality are to pay damages to the extent necessary to compensate the harm caused.
Thursday 21 December 2017
On 15 December, the Riksdag concluded this autumn's work on the 2018 budget. It has now been decided how the money is to be distributed among the budget's 27 expenditure areas.
Monday 20 November 2017
On 16 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, for a meeting at the Riksdag. Members of the Committee on EU Affairs and the all-party committee tasked with examining the Riksdag’s work on EU issues also took part in the meeting. The discussions included challenges facing the EU and future issues.
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 22 january
Between 22 and 26 January, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE, will hold a session in Strasbourg. The Riksdag will participate along with a delegation.
On Tuesday there will be interpellation debates. Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice Heléne Fritzon (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on unaccompanied minors who turned 18 during their asylum process.
There will be debates and decisions on Wednesday. Some of the matters that will be raised include the national strategy for information and cyber security in society and more efficient exchange of information at the National Centre for Terrorist Threat Assessment. On the same day, a panel discussion organised by the Nordic Council will be held around the theme of digitisation.
Interpellation debates will be held on Thursday. Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (Social Democratic Party) will respond to an interpellation on a fossil-free vehicle fleet. On the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session, at which Government ministers will answer questions directly from the members in the Chamber.
There will also be interpellation debates on Friday. Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on the situation for civil society organisations in Turkey.
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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