Friday 16 February 2018
The Riksdag's work on EU matters works well overall. However, the All-party EU Committee has a small number of proposals regarding amendments to the Riksdag Act to enable the text of the Act to better reflect how work on EU matters is actually conducted.
Thursday 15 February 2018
New regulations are to be introduced for unemployment insurance. These will include clearer rules regarding unemployment insurance for people holding positions of special responsibility outside of regular employment. The regulations for unemployment insurance and pensions are also to be coordinated.
Monday 12 February 2018
The foreign policy debate will be held in the Riksdag on Wednesday 14 February at 9 a.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will introduce the debate with a presentation of the Government's Statement of Foreign Policy. The parties represented in the Riksdag then debate their view of foreign policy. The debate 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 will be interpreted into English and can be viewed via the Riksdag webcast service .
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.
Monday 19 February
This week there are no debates or decisions in the Chamber.
On Wednesday, there will be a public consultation with the Committee on EU Affairs prior to an informal meeting between the heads of state and government of the EU on 23 February 2018. The Government will be represented at the consultation by State Secretary Hans Dahlgren. The consultation can be viewed via the webcast service on the Riksdag website.
On Thursday, an MP from the Riksdag will participate in the meeting of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) Standing Committee in Brussels. In conjunction with this, there will also be a meeting at which members from the BSPC, the Baltic Assembly and the European Parliament will be discussing topical issues in the region.
On Thursday and Friday, the Riksdag’s Inter-parliamentary Union delegation will participate in the IPU’s Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations in New York.
On Thursday and Friday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will have a meeting in Vienna. The Riksdag’s OSCE delegation will be participating.
On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
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