Monday 3 July 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin and the Speakers of the Nordic–Baltic Parliaments travelled to Washington on 27–29 June to meet the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and a number of senators and members of Congress.
Tuesday 20 June 2017
On 14-17 June, the Speaker Urban Ahlin made an official visit to Kazakhstan. During the visit, the Speaker and his delegation met the Speakers of both chambers of the Parliament of Kazakhstan as well as the Prime Minister.
Thursday 15 June 2017
On 13 June, Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar (Burma) gave an address at the Riksdag at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
Standing, from the left, Third Deputy Speaker Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party), Second Deputy Speaker Björn Söder (Sweden Democrats), First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström (Moderate Party). Sitting: 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.
The tasks of the Speaker
Since the parliamentary elections of 2014, Tobias Billström (Moderate Party) is First Deputy Speaker, Björn Söder (Sweden Democrats) is Second Deputy Speaker, and Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party) Third Deputy Speaker.
The Deputy Speakers