Wednesday 26 April 2017
Swedish trade unions are to be given the right to take collective action against workplaces with foreign labour which have not entered into a Swedish collective agreement. This will provide better working conditions for employees who come to Sweden to work here for a limited time. The Riksdag voted yes to the Government's proposal.
The Government should conduct a review of the possible consequences of the scarcity of resources in medical care in connection with a severe emergency. The Riksdag has urged the Government to conduct such a review in an announcement.
Monday 10 April 2017
In order to honour the victims of the attack in Stockholm on 7 April, the Riksdag flew its flags at half mast. On 10 April, the flags at the Riksdag were flown at half mast from 8 a.m. until noon when a minute of silence was held throughout the country. At 12 noon, a ceremony was also held at Stockholm City Hall, which was attended by the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
Monday 24 AprilThe Committee on the Constitution will be holding several public hearings on its scrutiny of the ministers' performance of official duties with, among others, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (Social Democratic Party). The hearings will be open to the public and broadcast on the Riksdag webcast service.
On Monday, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be participating in the Conference of Speakers of EU Parliaments in Bratislava. During the week, the Speaker will also be visiting Austria, Serbia and Croatia together with a delegation from the Riksdag.
On Wednesday the Chamber will debate the Government's new focus for Swedish development cooperation. There will be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers on Thursday. On Friday the Committee on EU Affairs will hold a public consultation with the Prime Minister.
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.
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