Wednesday 6 December 2017
Sweden is to participate in the intra-EU military cooperation known as the Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO. Two of the aims of this cooperation are to develop the military capability of member states and increase opportunities for cooperation within the EU.
Thursday 30 November 2017
The Riksdag has taken a decision on the level of various expenditure areas in the central government budget for 2018. The International cooperation expenditure area will receive SEK 2 billion. The Riksdag has decided how the funds are to be distributed within this expenditure area.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
The Riksdag approved the guidelines for economic policy, expenditure limits and estimated central government revenue in the Government's Budget Bill for 2018.
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 11 December
On Monday, a current affairs debate on the ‘me too’ movement will be held in the Riksdag. The debate is being held at the request of the Left Party, and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér (Social Democratic Party) will participate. The Riksdag will also debate various matters on this day, including gender equality and the establishment of newly arrived immigrants.
On Tuesday, the Riksdag will hold a seminar with Nobel Laureates on the path to receiving a Nobel Prize. That same day and throughout the rest of the week, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters, including Sweden’s contribution to the European Union and continued Swedish participation in military training efforts in Iraq.
On Wednesday, a seminar with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for 2017 will be held at the Riksdag. A question-and-answer session with Government ministers will be held on Thursday, while on Friday the government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs.
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