Tuesday 21 March 2017
On Saturday 25 March, the Riksdag will be holding an Open Day. During the day, you can visit the Chamber, meet members of the Riksdag, parliamentary committees and political parties. The programme includes a question-and-answer session with MPs and guided tours. Welcome!
Wednesday 15 March 2017
The parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs has examined the European Commission's work programme for 2017, which contains the political priorities for 2017. The Committee on Foreign Affairs has focused on the following priority areas: The EU as a global actor, migration policy and trade policy.
The state should have greater scope to protect Sweden's total defence interests, and urgent action is required from the Government. The Riksdag urged the Government to get back to the Riksdag with a proposal as soon as possible.
Monday 20 March
On Tuesday, there will be interpellation debates. Among others, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation about a Swedish application for the Winter Olympics. On Wednesday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters, including controls and inspections in Sweden by the European Anti-Fraud Office.
On Thursday, the Committee on Cultural Affairs will be holding a public hearing on public service in the future. On the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers, and on Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs. An Open Day at the Riksdag will take place on Saturday. During the Open Day, the public get the chance to see the buildings from the inside and to meet the Speaker, MPs, parties and committees.
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.
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.