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The Riksdag this week

On Monday and Tuesday, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be visiting Prague and Auschwitz in conjunction with the Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Tuesday, there will be interpellation debates, during which the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on the free trade agreement between the EU and the USA. One of the other interpellations is about Swedes who travel abroad to fight in trouble spots and for terrorist organisations. This interpellation will be answered by the Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman (Social Democratic Party). There will be debates and decisions on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will be answering questions from the members directly in the Chamber. On Sunday, the Speaker will be participating in the COSAC conference in Riga.

The Speaker observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

On 26–27 January the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be participating in two different events in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Speaker visited Estonia

The Speaker Urban Ahlin visited Tallinn on 20–21 January for meetings with the Estonian Speaker Eiki Nestor and President Toomas Henrik Ilves.

The Riksdag voted no to a declaration of no confidence

On 20 January, the Riksdag held a vote on a declaration of no confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party). 133 members voted no to the proposal, 45 members voted yes and 155 members abstained. At least 175 members must vote in favour of a declaration of no confidence if the Riksdag is to declare that the Prime Minister no longer enjoys its confidence. The vote was requested by the Sweden Democrats.

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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.

Virtual tour

Welcome to this tour of the Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag. Visit its rooms and read about the work, history, art and architecture.

Welcome to this tour of the Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag. Visit its rooms and read about the work, history, art and architecture.