Tuesday 19 June 2018
A larger extent of services in the areas of elderly care and preschools are to be provided through the medium of minority languages. The requirements in the proposal apply primarily to the minority languages Finnish, Meänkieli and Sami, but improved opportunities are also being introduced to receive elderly care in Yiddish and Romany Chib. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.
Wednesday 13 June 2018
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is to become law in Sweden. The amendments will come into force on 1 January 2020.
Tuesday 12 June 2018
From the middle of September until June, while the Riksdag is in session, guided tours for the general public are held on Saturdays and Sundays. During the summer (25 June–17 August) guided tours of the Riksdag will be held on weekdays.
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 18 June
On Monday, the Riksdag will be debating a number of matters including the scrutiny of the Government by the Committee on the Constitution and EU activities in 2017. On Tuesday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on various matters. One of the matters on the agenda is a proposal that more newly arrived pupils should meet the requirements for upper-secondary school.
On Wednesday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs. On the same day, there will be debates and decisions in the Chamber. Economic policy guidelines are among the subjects for debate. When Wednesday's decisions have been taken, business in the Chamber will be concluded. It will then be time for the Speaker to thank the members of parliament who will be leaving the Riksdag.
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.