The Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia receiving his Swedish colleague and delegation. Photo: Slovenian Parliament/National Assembly

Official visit to Slovenia

Monday 1 July 2019

On 25 – 27 June, the Speaker Andreas Norlén led a delegation of members of the Riksdag on an official visit to Ljubljana, Slovenia. The programme included meetings with the Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia Dejan Židan, President Borut Pahor, the Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Miro Cerar.

The Speaker invites you to seminars and the Riksdag stand at Almedalen

Friday 28 June 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén will inaugurate the Almedal Week in Visby and would like to invite you to a number of seminars and coffee at the Riksdag stand. The Speaker will also present a travelling exhibition on the advent of democracy.

The Riksdag says yes to the Government's spring revised budget for 2019

Tuesday 18 June 2019

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposals in the spring revised budget for changes to revenue and expenditure for 2019, as well as amended use of appropriations.

The Speaker receives the President of South Kore. Photo: Anders Löwdin

The Speaker receives the President of South Korea

Monday 17 June 2019

On 14 June, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on an official visit to Sweden.

Photo: Anders Löwdin

Official visit by the President of the National Assembly of Armenia

Thursday 13 June 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén received the President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan with his delegation on an official visit to Sweden on 10–13 June.

Measures to help British citizens in Sweden in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Wednesday 12 June 2019

The Government has proposed certain legislative amendments to make it easier for British citizens living in Sweden in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place. The Riksdag supports and says yes to the Government's proposal. The new rules will come into force on 15 July 2019.

The speaker and a delegation of members of the Riksdag on an official visit to the Norwegian Parliament. Photo: Peter Mydske / Stortinget

The Speaker leads delegation on official visit to Norway

Monday 10 June 2019

On 4 – 5 June, the Speaker Andreas Norlén led a delegation of members of the Riksdag on an official visit to the Norwegian Parliament – the Storting in Oslo.

Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT

The Speaker’s ceremonial speech on the Swedish National Day

Friday 7 June 2019

The Speaker Andreas Norlén held his ceremonial speech at the National Day celebrations at Skansen on 6 June 2019. The programme also included performances by artists, the Swedish National Anthem and the handing out of flags and banners.

Tax reductions for donations to non-profit organisations re-introduced

Tuesday 4 June 2019

The Riksdag voted in favour of reintroducing tax reductions for donations to non-profit organisations. This means that the procedure for approval of recipients of donations associated with this will also be reinstated, but without the previous application and annual fees.

Certain provisions relating to the budget process should be reviewed

Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Riksdag considers that the time-constrained budget process during the autumn of 2018 has given rise to a number of questions about the budget process after elections and the limited time frame available for preparation and decisions in the Riksdag.

The Speaker Andreas Norlén speaking to Marie Utter and Tina Olby from Motala during Europe Day at Stockholm Central Station. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Speaker at Stockholm Central Station on Europe Day, 9 May

Monday 13 May 2019

On 9 May, the Speaker Andreas Norlén participated in a Europe Day event at Stockholm Central Station, which was arranged in the run-up to the coming elections to the European Parliament.

The Riksdag critical of EU proposal on changes to decision-making in tax policy

Wednesday 8 May 2019

The European Commission proposes a gradual shift to qualified majority voting in tax policy decisions. The Riksdag is very critical of the European Commission's proposal.

The Riksdag approves Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the EU and Armenia

Thursday 2 May 2019

The Riksdag has approved the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the EU, its member states and Armenia, and has thus voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Fewer judges are to be required to decide on extradition

Thursday 2 May 2019

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposed legislative amendments stating that fewer judges in the Supreme Court shall be required to decide on extradition. Such an extradition shall apply for a person who is suspected, charged or convicted for a crime in another country and who is in Sweden.

Riksdagshuset västra i skymning Photo: Anders Löwdin

Celebrate democracy during Open Day

Friday 26 April 2019

On Saturday 27 April, the Riksdag will be holding an Open Day. This time we will be opening our doors during Stockholm Culture Night from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The Riksdag approves agreement on social security between Sweden and the Philippines

Thursday 11 April 2019

The Riksdag approved a new agreement on social security between Sweden and the Philippines and thus voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Gruppbild från talmanskonferensen i Österrike  8-9 april 2019 Photo: Johannes Zinner / Österrikes parlament

Future-related issues the focus of EU Speakers Conference

Thursday 11 April 2019

On 8-9 April, the Speaker Andreas Norlén took part in the Conference of Speakers of EU Parliaments in Vienna. Topics of discussion included the EU neighbourhood policy and the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament, as well as cooperation between the national parliaments and the EU institutions.

The Government is to have the possibility to change government ownership of Telia

Wednesday 3 April 2019

The Government is to have the possibility of changing government ownership of Telia when the company carries out a share repurchase programme. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Photo: The Riksdag Administration

The Speaker honoured the memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand

Thursday 28 March 2019

On 28 March the Speaker Andreas Norlén participated in a gathering at the Stockholm Mosque to honour the victims of the attacks in New Zealand on 15 March.

Yes to social security benefits and compensation for healthcare expenses in connection with Brexit

Wednesday 27 March 2019

The Riksdag has said yes to a proposal from the Government that Swedish social security benefits can continue to be paid to individuals in the UK for a certain period after the country has left the EU. An exception to this, however, is unemployment insurance. Private individuals will also be able to receive compensation for healthcare expenses during the same transitional period.