Possibility for companies in the UK to conduct securities operations without authorisation

Wednesday 13 March 2019

The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government’s proposal that companies registered in the UK which are currently permitted to conduct securities operations in Sweden without authorisation from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) shall be permitted to continue with this for a certain period after the UK has left the EU.

the European Investment Bank building Photo: Europeiska investeringsbanken

Yes to more money to the European Investment Bank

Wednesday 13 March 2019

As the UK intends to leave the EU and thus the European Investment Bank (EIB) on 29 March 2019, there will be a capital increase for the Bank’s members. This is to avoid the EIB from being forced, in the next few years, to reduce lending and thus risk a downgrading of the bank’s high creditworthiness.

Tax convention between Sweden and Russia amended

Thursday 28 February 2019

The Riksdag has approved amendments to the tax convention between Sweden and Russia. The purpose of the tax convention is to avoid double taxation on income, and the proposed amendments mean, inter alia, that the convention can now be applied to wealth tax.

Photo: The Swedish Coast Guard

Several of Swedish Coast Guard's powers to be brought together in new coast guard law

Thursday 14 February 2019

The Swedish Coast Guard's work in the fields of crime prevention, maintaining order and control and supervision is to be regulated in a single piece of legislation in order to make the rules more coherent and easier to grasp.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in the Parliamentary Debate on Foreign Affairs 2019. Photo: Anders Löwdin

Foreign policy debate

Monday 11 February 2019

The foreign policy debate was held in the Riksdag on Wednesday 13 February at 9 a.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) introduced the debate with a presentation of the Government's Statement of Foreign Policy. The parties represented in the Riksdag then debated their view of foreign policy. The foreign policy debate takes place once a year and is divided into two parts. In the first part, one representative from each party participates. In the second half of the debate, the members who would like to speak are given the opportunity to take the floor. The first part of the debate was interpreted into English and can be viewed via the Riksdag webcast service.

The Speaker is being welcomed by the President of the Senate in the Belgian Federal Parliament Photo: Kevin Oeyen / Belgiens federala parlament

Speaker leads delegation to Brussels

Monday 11 February 2019

On 5-7 February, the Speaker Andreas Norlén travelled to Brussels together with a delegation of members of the Riksdag for a three-part visit to Belgium, to the EU institutions in Brussels and to the NATO Headquarters.

This year’s first debate between party leaders

Wednesday 30 January 2019

The first party leader debate of the year took place on Wednesday 30 January at 9 a.m. During the debate, representatives from the parties in the Riksdag had the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue. The debate was interpreted into sign language and English. It can be viewed on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.

The autumn’s process of forming a government completed Foto: Anders Löwdin

The autumn’s process of forming a government completed

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) is the new Prime Minister in a government consisting of representatives of the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party. The actual change of government took place on Monday 21 January before the head of state at a Council of State at the Royal Palace.

Statsminister Stefan Löfven (S) läser upp regeringsförklaringen i kammaren. Vid sidan om honom sitter talmannen och de vice talmännen Photo: Anders Löwdin

Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) has presented the Statement of Government Policy

Monday 21 January 2019

Today, on 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) has presented the Statement of Government Policy to the Riksdag. The Statement sets out the objectives of the Government's policies for the coming year. The presentation of the Statement can be viewed on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.

Set times for the change of government

Friday 18 January 2019

On Friday 18 January, the Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker Andreas Norlén's proposal to appoint Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister. The change of government will take place on Monday 21 January.

After the formation of government - the Speaker initiates analysis

Friday 18 January 2019

On Friday 18 January, the Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker Andreas Norlén's proposal to appoint Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister. The Speaker welcomes the fact that the long process of forming a government is coming to an end and he will now be initiating an analysis of the political situation in the autumn of 2018.

Statsminister Stefan Löfven (S) skakar hand med talman Andreas Norlén Photo: Anders Löwdin

Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) has been chosen as new Prime Minister

Friday 18 January 2019

Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) has been chosen as Sweden's new Prime Minister. On 18 January, the Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker's proposal in the Chamber.

The Speaker's proposal for prime minister

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Today, on 16 January, the Speaker proposed that the Riksdag approve as new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), who intends to form a government consisting of representatives of the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party.

This week's steps in the process of forming a government

Wednesday 16 January 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén is inviting the representatives of the parties in the Riksdag to new talks on Wednesday 16 January. After this, the Speaker intends to present a proposal regarding a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag. The proposal will be put to the vote in the Riksdag on Friday 18 January.

Revised schedule for proposal for candidate for prime minister

Tuesday 15 January 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has decided to postpone his proposal to the Riksdag regarding the candidate for prime minister until 2 p.m. on Wednesday 16 January.

The next step in the process of forming a government

Monday 14 January 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén is inviting the representatives of the parties in the Riksdag to new talks on Monday 14 January.

The Speaker received report from the Election Authority about extraordinary elections

Friday 11 January 2019

On Thursday 10 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the Election Authority for a comprehensive report on the practical conditions for a possible extraordinary election.

The Speaker received progress reports on the matter of forming a new government

Thursday 10 January 2019

On Thursday 10 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) and Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) for progress reports on the parties' discussions regarding the matter of forming a new government.

Statement by the Speaker regarding informal reports on the process of forming a new government

Wednesday 2 January 2019

On 4 January and 28 December, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received progress reports from Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) and Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party). On 10 January the Speaker is to receive new informal reports from Stefan Löfven and Ulf Kristersson.

Pressmeeting with the Speaker

Friday 21 December 2018

At a press meeting on Wednesday 19 December the Speaker Andreas Norlén provides information on how he will proceed in connection with the process of forming a government. He has also announced a timetable for this.