Thursday 22 March 2018
The President of the National Assembly of Serbia Maja Gojović visited the Riksdag on 20–22 March at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
The Riksdag voted in favour of approving the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Citizens of EU member states and members of their families are to be entitled to the same help from Swedish embassies and consulates as Swedish citizens in countries outside the EU.
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 19 march
On Tuesday there will be interpellation debates. One of the interpellations, to be answered by the Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (Social Democratic Party), concerns defence-related industry.
There will be debates and decisions in the Chamber on Wednesday. Among the matters to be raised are increased consular protection for EU citizens and their families and state compensation to people with changed gender identity in certain cases. On the same day, the Committee on EU Affairs will hold a public meeting with the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) prior to a meeting of the European Council on 22-23 March.
On Thursday, the Committee on the Constitution will be holding a public hearing in connection with the procurement of IT services by the Swedish Transport Agency. On the same day, there will be debates and decisions in the Chamber. One of the matters to be decided concerns aviation. During the afternoon, there will also be a question-and-answer session, at which Government ministers will answer questions directly from the members in the Chamber.
There will be interpellation debates on Friday. One of the interpellations, to be answered by the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin (Green Party), concerns development assistance to the Palestinian Authority, and another, to be answered by the Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party), concerns taxation for heavy road traffic.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.