Friday 8 December 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin received Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, during his official visit to Sweden on 6–7 December. His programme also included meetings with the First Deputy Speaker Ewa Thalén Finné (Moderate Party) and the Third Deputy Speaker Esabelle Dingizian (Green party).
Wednesday 29 November 2017
When the Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi visited the Riksdag on 27-28 November, he was received by the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin and also met the First Deputy Speaker Ewa Thalén Finné (Moderate Party).
Monday 20 November 2017
On 16 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, for a meeting at the Riksdag. Members of the Committee on EU Affairs and the all-party committee tasked with examining the Riksdag’s work on EU issues also took part in the meeting. The discussions included challenges facing the EU and future issues.
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