Monday 4 September 2017
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden.
Friday 1 September 2017
The ceremony for the opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session will take place on Tuesday September 12 at 2 p.m. In addition to members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests, accredited journalists are welcome to follow the ceremony.
Thursday 31 August 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin has reacted to the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip an Princess Sofia’s son. “It is with great pleasure that I have received the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second son and I would like to send the whole family my warmest congratulations”, says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
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.
Monday 25 September
On Thursday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters. These will include giving the police clearer powers whenever decisions on refusal-of-entry or expulsion are enforced.
The same day, elections of members and deputy members to the Swedish Delegation to the Nordic Council will be held. These elections are held in conjunction with each new Riksdag session.
There will also be an interpellation debate on Friday, at which the Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will respond to an interpellation concerning political prisoners in Iran.
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions - proposals - on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which takes place 12 Septembre - 5 Octobre.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.