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The Riksdag this week

On Tuesday there will be interpellation debates. Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin (Green Party) will be answering an interpellation about development cooperation with Palestine after its condemnation of Sweden. There will be debates and decisions on Wednesday. On the same day, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will be reporting back from the meeting of the European Council. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Riksdag delegation to the Nordic Council parliamentary assembly will participate in the Nordic Council's session in Brussels. On Thursday there will be debates and decisions in the Chamber. Later the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session, when Government ministers answer questions from members of the Riksdag directly in the Chamber. On Friday, a current affairs debate will be held on the business climate for research-intensive companies.  Also on Friday there will be an interpellation debate, at which Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation about Sweden's foreign policy position towards Russia.  

Open Day at the Riksdag

The Riksdag Open Day took place on Saturday 14 March. All members of the public had the opportunity to put questions directly to members of the Riksdag, meet the Speaker, committees and parties, view the Chamber and take part in a guided tour of the buildings. The Open Day also included a mini Riksdag and creative workshop for children. On account of the US Congress honouring Raoul Wallenberg with a gold medal last year, a presentation ceremony was held at the Open Day. During the ceremony, the Speaker was presented with Raoul Wallenberg's medal, which will now be kept at the Riksdag. The ceremony and question-and-answer session with members of the Riksdag was broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service.

Discussion on the OSCE’s role and challenges in connection with its 40th anniversary

This year, the OSCE - Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe - celebrates its 40th anniversary. At a seminar at the Riksdag on 11 March, First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström (Moderate Party) held the opening address. The theme of the seminar was "The OSCE s role in (re)consolidating European security; Strengthening unity of purpose and effectiveness".

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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.