Tuesday 11 April 2017
In honour of the victims of Friday's attack in Stockholm, a memorial ceremony was held on Monday at Stockholm City Hall. The Speaker Urban Ahlin participated in the ceremony, which opened with a minute of silence. First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström also attended the ceremony.
Friday 7 April 2017
"All indications are that our capital has, once again, been afflicted by a terrorist attack. It is with rage that I condemn this deed, and with great sorrow that my thoughts go to the victims of the attack and their families," says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
The Speaker Urban Ahlin received the Chair of the National Embassy of Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on 6 April. Discussions during the visit included institutional and legislative structures, urban planning and sustainability.
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