Wednesday 13 September 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin led a delegation to New Zealand and Australia between 27 August and 7 September. The focus during the visit was on defence and security issues, disaster and crisis management and environmental issues.
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.
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.
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