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First debate between party leaders of the parliamentary year

A debate between party leaders will be held in the Riksdag on 14 October. During the debate, the leaders of the parties represented in the Riksdag will have the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue. The debate will start at 9 a.m. and will be shown on the Riksdag webcast service. It will also be interpreted into English and sign language via the webcast service.

The Riksdag this week

This week there will be no meetings of the Chamber. The general private members' motions period will end on Tuesday. On Friday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs. On the same day, the autumn session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be starting in Oslo, Norway. The Riksdag delegation to the Assembly will  participate in the session. On Sunday, members of the Riksdag will participate in monitoring the presidential election in Belarus. During the week, the Committee on Transport and Communications will be visiting Japan.  



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.