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Debate on EU policy on 20 January

18 January 2021 klockan 15.07

A debate on EU policy will take place at the Riksdag on Wednesday 20 January. The Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren (Social Democratic Party) will open the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities in its work with EU matters. The other parties represented in the Riksdag will decide themselves who is to participate in the debate.

When: Wednesday 20 January at 9 a.m.
Venue: The Chamber, Public Entrance, Riksgatan 3, Stockholm (limited number of places available for the public and the media).

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After consulting the party group leaders, the Speaker decided that a debate on EU policy should be held at the Riksdag on 20 January. This debate replaces the debate between party leaders on EU policy that was due to take place in November last year and was cancelled on account of the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Sweden.

The debate on EU policy can be viewed live and on-demand via the Riksdag webcast service. The debate will be interpreted into sign language and English.

Debating rules

The Minister for EU Affairs opens the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities in its work with EU matters. This address may take not more than 15 minutes. The member of the Riksdag from the largest opposition party is given the floor for no longer than seven minutes. The others are given the floor for no longer than five minutes. There is no right of reply to these first addresses.

Following this, there is a second round of addresses of no longer than two minutes each. There is free right of reply to the second address for those participating in the debate in the order of the size of their party. The duel method is applied with right of reply for no longer than one minute per rejoinder (a total of four minutes per duel).

Further information

For further information, please contact: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se, telephone: 020-349 000 (for calls inside Sweden).