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Inauguration of the IPCI Conference

On 23 April, the inauguration of a UN conference on population issues, the IPCI, will take place in the Chamber of the Riksdag. The Speaker Per Westerberg and the member of parliament Ulrika Karlsson (Moderate Party) will deliver opening addresses. The main speakers include Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund UNFPA. The inauguration will be broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service and will be interpreted into English.

The Chamber. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Riksdag this week

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Committee on the Constitution will hold public hearings on matters relating to the scrutiny of ministers' performance of their official duties. Among those to be questioned by the Committee on Tuesday is the Minister for Finance Anders Borg (Moderate Party) on the Government's handling of Vattenfall AB's acquisition of Nuon. On the same day, the Minister for Enterprise Annie Lööf (Centre Party) will be debating an interpellation on EU industrial policy.

On Wednesday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on matters relating to human rights in Swedish foreign policy, migration and asylum policy, and commercial traffic. The following day, on Thursday, the Committee on the Constitution will hold another public hearing on scrutiny matters with the Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (Moderate Party). The matters discussed this time will be the Government's handling of Vattenfall AB's acquisition of Nuon and the share dealings in mining companies of the Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström (Moderate Party).

The Speaker receiving Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Speaker received Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister

The Speaker Per Westerberg received Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh with delegation during their visit to Sweden.

Public hearing on the humanitarian situation in Syria

On 8 April, the Committee on Foreign Affairs held a public hearing on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross Yves Daccord participated. The hearing was held in English.

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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.