The Speakers shaking hands outside the Riksdag Photo: Anders Löwdin

Finland’s Speaker visits the Riksdag

Friday 20 April 2018

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Paula Risikko, visited Sweden on April 19 at the invitation of Speaker Urban Ahlin. 

Speaker visits Faroe Islands with delegation

Thursday 19 April 2018

On 12-13 April, the Speaker Urban Ahlin led a delegation of Riksdag members on an official visit to the Faroe Islands. A meeting with Faroese Speaker Páll á Reynatúgvu was one of various events on the agenda.

Talmansbesök Serbien Photo: Anders Löwdin

President of the National Assembly of Serbia visits the Riksdag

Thursday 22 March 2018

The President of the National Assembly of Serbia Maja Gojović visited the Riksdag on 20–22 March at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim received the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin along with a delegation of Riksdag members during their visit to Kuwait between 17 and 19 March. The Speaker is received at the airport. Photo: National Assembly of Kuwait

Official visit by the Speaker to Kuwait

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim received the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin along with a delegation of Riksdag members during their visit to Kuwait between 17 and 19 March.

The Speaker's reaction to the news that Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill have had a daughter

Tuesday 13 March 2018

"It is with great pleasure that I have received the news that Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill have had an addition to their family. I offer my warmest congratulations to the Princess, her husband and their family and wish them all the very best", says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Photo: Alltinget

The Speaker Urban Ahlin visits Iceland

Wednesday 7 February 2018

The Speaker Urban Ahlin made an official visit to Iceland on 31 January – 3 February together with a delegation from the Riksdag.  During the visit, the Speaker and the delegation met the Speaker of the Allthing Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and the Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir.

Chairman of the Georgian parliament visits the Riksdag

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).

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament visited the Riksdag

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).

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani visited the Riksdag

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.

Speaker Ahlin is being received at the Knesset by the Speaker Edelstein. Photo: Jorge Novominsky

The Speaker visits Israel and Palestine

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Speaker Urban Ahlin and a delegation of members of the Riksdag made official visits to Israel and Palestine on 12–15 November. The delegation’s programme focused on education, innovations, research and the situation in the region.

The Speaker Urban Ahlin with the Speaker Donatilla Mukabalisa in the Chamber. Photo: Ingemar Edfalk

Rwandan Speaker visits the Riksdag

Monday 23 October 2017

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Rwandan Parliament, Donatille Mukabalisa, paid an official visit to the Riksdag on 15–16 November and was received by the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Photo: Anders Löwdin

New Zealand’s Speaker visits Sweden

Friday 20 October 2017

At the invitation of the Speaker of the Riksdag, Urban Ahlin, the Speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives, David Carter, is visiting Sweden between 19 and 21 October. Urban Ahlin welcomed his fellow Speaker and accompanying delegation on 19 October.

Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing, Sven-Olof Sällström (Sweden Democrats), Speaker Urban Ahlin, New Zealand’s Speaker David Carter, Åsa Lindestam (Social Democratic Party) and Sweden's ambassador to Canberra, Pär Ahlberger. Photo: The New Zealand Parliament

The Speaker Urban Ahlin leads a delegation to New Zealand and Australia

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.

Photo: Anders Löwin

Opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session

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.

The Speaker's reaction to the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s son

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.

The Speaker Urban Ahlin’s reaction to the news that Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neil are expecting a child

Thursday 31 August 2017

“I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations to Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O´Neill after hearing the happy news that they are expecting their third child”, says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Photo: Stortinget

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström participated in a Nordic-Baltic Conference of Speakers

Monday 28 August 2017

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström participated in a Nordic-Baltic Conference of Speakers in Lillehammar, Norway on 22–23 August.

The Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and the First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström. Photo: The Riksdag Administration

First Deputy Speaker receives Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs

Friday 18 August 2017

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström received the Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on 17 August for a meeting at the Riksdag. The agenda included issues in connection to the Qatar crisis, the situation for guest workers in Qatar and exchange between Qatar and Sweden.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov and the First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström. Photo: The Riksdag Administration

First Deputy Speaker receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Friday 18 August 2017

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov on 16 August for a meeting at the Riksdag. Discussions included political developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and and their way to EU membership.

The Nordic–Baltic delegation of Speakers with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan Photo: Tomas Enqvist

The Speaker Urban Ahlin leads delegation of Nordic–Baltic Speakers to Washington DC

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.