Thursday 16 September 2021
On 13–15 September, the President of the National Council – the lower chamber – of the Austrian Parliament, Wolfgang Sobotka, made an official visit to Sweden and the Riksdag.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
On Wednesday 15 September, the first debate between party leaders of the parliamentary year was held. During the debate, the party leaders of all the parties represented in the Riksdag have the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue. The debate was interpreted into English and can be watched on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
The opening of the Riksdag session on 14 September marked the start of the new parliamentary working year. One of the themes of this year's opening was that it is 100 years since women were able to vote on the same terms as men for the first time.
One hundred years ago, Sweden became a democracy with the introduction of universal and equal suffrage. The Riksdag is celebrating this by bringing history to life and highlighting various thoughts on democracy in the past, the present and the future. The Riksdag will be arranging a number of events and activities during the democracy celebrations including seminars and exhibitions, and providing study materials. Visit our Celebrate Democracy website to see the materials and to find information on where and when you can participate in the activities and events.
The Celebrate Democracy website (in Swedish)
Debate in connection with the presentation of the Budget Bill
Interpellation debates, during which the Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on international gangs of thieves in Sweden
Debates and decisions on various matters
Interpellation debates, during which the Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund (Green Party) will answer an interpellation on noise from wind power plants
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions – proposals – on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which takes place 14 September – 5 October this year. Photo: The Riksdag Administration.
The Riksdag and the Riksdag Administration are closely following current events connected to the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden. Several measures have been undertaken to enable the Riksdag to continue working despite the coronavirus.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.