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The Speaker Urban Ahlin to meet Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkır

On Thursday 27 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will meet Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator who is visiting Sweden. Included on the agenda are Turkey's EU membership negotiations and recent developments in relations between Turkey and the EU.

The Riksdag this week

The session of the Nato Parliamentary Assembly in the Hague, the Netherlands, will end on Monday. The Riksdag delegation will be participating. The following day, there will be interpellation debates. Among others, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg (Social Democratic Party) will reply to an interpellation about electricity company Vattenfall, and Minister for Justice Morgan Johansson (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation about asylum-seeking Assyrians and Yazidis. On the same day, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be receiving Armenia's Minister for Foreign Affairs who will be visiting Sweden. On Wednesday, there will be debates and decisions on various matters including an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. Interpellation debates will also be held on Thursday. Minister for the Environment Åsa Romson (Green Party) will answer an interpellation on climate policy ahead of the summit in Lima. The Speaker Urban Ahlin will be receiving Turkey's Minister of European Affairs Volkan Bozkir. On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs. On Sunday, Swedish members of parliament will participate in monitoring the parliamentary elections in Moldova.

The Speaker visited Lithuania

On 20 November, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin visited Vilnius for bilateral meetings with the Lithuanian Speaker Loreta Graužinienė and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.

Working group proposes code of conduct for MPs

A working group consisting of members from all of the Riksdag parties have investigated the possibility of introducing a code of conduct for Swedish MPs. They have come to the conclusion that there are great advantages to be gained from such a code. The Chair of the group Susanne Eberstein (Social Democratic Party) has therefore today presented a proposed code of conduct to the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin.

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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.