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The Speaker to visit Romania

On 25 May the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be making an official visit to Romania together with a delegation from the Riksdag. The purpose of the visit is to promote parliamentary relations between Sweden and Romania.

Migration and human rights in focus at meeting of Speakers

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström participated in a summit meeting for Speakers in Lisbon, Portugal on 11 May. The meeting focused on migration and human rights, resulting from the tragedy now taking place in the Mediterranean.

The Speaker and the Prime Minister present wedding gift at banns service

At the reception following the service at the Royal Chapel at which the banns of marriage were published for HRH Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist on 17 May, the Speaker Urban Ahlin and the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) presented a joint wedding gift from the Riksdag and the Government, a two-person kayak.

The Riksdag this week

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly will conclude its session in Budapest on Monday, and the Riksdag delegation to the Assembly will also participate in the final day. On Tuesday, there will be interpellation debates. The Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on illegal passports and travel documents. On Wednesday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on issues relating to improved opportunities for travel inside the EU with national identity cards and the United Nations and human rights in Swedish foreign policy. The Riksdag will also consider the examination of an EU proposal on the exchange of information on taxation. On Thursday, there will be a question-and-answer session with a number of ministers including the Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson (Green Party). On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs. Interpellation debates will be held on the same day. The Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs.

Increased cooperation in focus at PA-UfM session

On 11–12 May, the Riksdag delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) is taking part in the annual session of the Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal. The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström will be participating in a meeting of Speakers in connection with the session.

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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.

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.