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The Speaker received the President of the Parliament of Moldova

On 9 February, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin received the President of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian Candu, together with a delegation, at the Riksdag.

The Riksdag this week

On Tuesday, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be receiving the President of the Parliament of Moldova. On the same day, the Committee on Health and Welfare will be holding a public hearing on the subject of unaccompanied minors and the responsibility of social services. On Tuesday, there will also be interpellation debates. The Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Morgan Johansson (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on violence and harassment at asylum centres. The Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on military threats to Sweden. On Wednesday, the Riksdag is to debate and decide on matters including the European Commission's work programme for 2016, especially criminal liability for travel abroad for purposes of terrorism. The Government will also be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs on Wednesday. On Thursday, there will be interpellation debates which will include the Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party). She will answer interpellations on Swedish support to France and Swedish efforts to achieve peace in Syria. Also on Thursday, there will be a question-and-answer session in the Chamber with Government ministers. On Friday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs.

The Speaker Urban Ahlin visited Ukraine

On 1-2 February the Speaker Urban Ahlin visited Kiev. The visit was made together with the Speakers of Parliament of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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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.

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The Riksdag. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

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Polling station. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

Democracy is about the equal value and rights of all people. In a democracy everyone has the opportunity to exercise political influence.