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Here you will find the latest information from the Riksdag.

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  • Police are to be given powers to search for weapons in security zones

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of amendments to the Police Act. According to the amendments, the police will be given extended powers to carry out body searches and to search transport for weapons or other dangerous objects within a certain area.

  • Additional amending budget for 2024 – military equipment and financial support to Ukraine

    The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to provide military equipment and financial support to Ukraine.

  • NATO flag raised at Riksplan

    On the morning of Monday 18 March, a flag-raising ceremony was held at Riksplan in front of the Riksdag to mark Sweden’s NATO accession. During the ceremony, speeches were delivered by H.M. The King, the Speaker Andreas Norlén and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson. The NATO flag was raised and the Swedish Royal Army Band performed.

  • Finnish Speaker to visit the Riksdag

    The Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Jussi Halla-aho made an official visit to Sweden on 13–14 March. Included in the Speaker’s delegation were a number of members of the Finnish Parliament.

  • Press invitation: Ceremony in connection with Sweden's accession to NATO

    In connection with Sweden’s accession to the defence alliance NATO, the Riksdag and the Government will hold a ceremony at Riksplan on Monday 18 March 2024.

  • Visit to the UK by the Speaker, Deputy Speakers and party group leaders

    On 28 February–1 March, the Speaker Andreas Norlén made an official visit to London, UK. The delegation included the Second and Third Deputy Speakers, party group leaders and the Secretary-General of the Riksdag.

  • Rights for children and adults in sheltered housing to be strengthened

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of new regulations to improve protection of and support to people who need sheltered housing and to strengthen the children's rights perspective for children accompanied by a guardian who are admitted to sheltered housing.

  • Possible temporary ban on transport of passengers without ID documents

    It will be possible for the Government to introduce rules allowing a temporary ban on the transport of passengers without valid ID documents to Sweden from other countries. It will also be possible for the Government to introduce sanction charges for transport companies who violate the ban. The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

  • Official visit by the Speaker to Japan

    On 5–9 February, the Speaker Andreas Norlén visited Japan together with four members of the Riksdag. The programme included meetings with representatives of the Japanese Parliament.

  • Certain changes to the regulatory framework on security cases under the Aliens Act

    It will be possible to revoke aliens’ passports – which can in certain cases be issued to individuals without a passport and with no opportunity to obtain one – for reasons for security. The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government’s proposal.

  • The French President visited the Riksdag

    On 30 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the French President Emmanuel Macron in connection with the President’s state visit to Sweden. The President’s delegation included members of the French Parliament.

  • Azerbaijani participation in the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly In focus at the winter session

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held its winter session on 22–26 January. Eight MPs from the Swedish delegation participated. At the session, an urgent debate was held on the situation for children in Ukraine.

  • New law on preventive exclusion orders

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government’s proposal for new legislation on preventive exclusion orders.

  • Visit by the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia rounded off four years of democratic development cooperation

    A delegation from the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia visited the Riksdag on 16–18 January. The visit took place as part of the Riksdag’s democratic development cooperation.

  • Developments in the Middle East on the agenda at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s winter session

    Ten members of the Swedish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will participate in the winter session in Strasbourg on 22–26 January.

  • Debate between party leaders 17 January

    A debate between party leaders was held at the Riksdag on Wednesday 17 January. During the debate, the leaders of all the parties represented in the Riksdag had the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue.

  • Tougher penalties for handling of firearms and explosive goods

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal for tougher penalties for the most serious forms of firearms offences, breaches of permit requirements for explosive goods, arms smuggling and smuggling of explosive goods.

  • New top-up tax for companies in large-scale groups

    The Government has proposed a new top-up tax for companies in large-scale groups. The Riksdag has approved the proposal, but with an amendment concerning accounting standards.

  • Lowering of emission reduction obligation for petrol and diesel

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal for an amendment to the Act on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from certain fossil fuels.

  • New nuclear power in Sweden

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's legislative proposal on new nuclear power in Sweden.

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The Riksdag this week, 8–14 April

Monday–Tuesday

A delegation from the Riksdag will participate in the Nordic Council theme session on the Faroe Islands.

Tuesday

  • Hearing in the Committee on the Constitution with Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström (Moderate Party)
  • Public meeting in the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the reform agenda for Swedish development assistance
  • Interpellation debates

Wednesday

Debates and decisions on proposals

Thursday

  • Hearing in the Committee on the Constitution with Minister for Education Mats Persson (Liberal Party) and Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch (Christian Democrats)
  • Debates and decisions on proposals
  • Question-and-answer session

Friday

Interpellation debates

Saturday–Sunday

Guided tours of the Riksdag in Swedish and in English

 

Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

Elections to the European Parliament 2024

Elections to the European Parliament will take place at the beginning of June. In Sweden, the elections will take place on 9 June. Citizens in Sweden will elect the people who will represent them during the coming five years.

Elections to the European Parliament 2024

Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

The Instrument of Government – 50 years

All public power in Sweden proceeds from the people and the Riksdag is the foremost representative of the people. This is stated in the Instrument of Government – the fundamental law setting out the basic principles of our democracy. The current Instrument of Government was adopted by the Riksdag on 6 March 1974. 

The Instrument of Government – 50 years

Press conference – illustration
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

Covering the work of the Riksdag

If you are a journalist or photographer wishing to work in the Riksdag buildings or to monitor the work of the Riksdag, you will find the necessary information here.

Media

Illustration. Person with computer.
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

Social media

Follow the work of the Riksdag and the Speaker on social media. The Riksdag can be found on X, Instagram and Youtube, and the Speaker on X and Instagram.