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  • 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.

  • More effective tools for internal controls in respect of aliens

    The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government’s proposal to introduce the possibility to carry out searches of aliens in order to look for passports and other identity documents and the possibility of retaining such documents, in connection with internal controls of aliens.

  • New act on economic sanctions against terrorism

    The Riksdag has approved a legislative proposal from the Government concerning the freezing of assets in order to prevent and counter the financing of acts of terrorism.

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  A colourful illustration of the Chamber with the members of the Riksdag viewed from above.
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

The Riksdag this week, 4–8 December


Interpellation debates 


Interpellation debates 


Interpellation debates


  • Debates on proposals
  • Seminar: The Riksdag through history – its changed role and development (to be held in Swedish)
  • Decisions 


  • Public meeting of the Committee on Health and Welfare on the reform of EU pharmaceuticals legislation
  • Debates on proposals
  • Question-and-answer session with the Prime Minister
  • Decisions
  • Book presentation: The Riksdag in Time and Space (Riksdagen i tid och rum, to be given in Swedish)


Interpellation debates

Saturday– Sunday

Guided tours of the Riksdag in Swedish and in English

Work with the central government budget

Work with the central government budget for 2024 began on 20 September when the Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson (Moderate Party) submitted the Government’s Budget Bill to the Riksdag. On 29 November, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on the overall expenditure limits, that is how much each expenditure area should cost. At the same time, the Riksdag will take a position on an estimate of central government revenue for the next year.

How the Riksdag works with the central government budget

 Illustration of tug-of-war between royal power to people’s power
Photo: The Riksdags Administration

From royal power to people’s power – 500 years of parliament in Sweden

In June 2023, Sweden will celebrate 500 years as an independent nation. The Riksdag is commemorating and celebrating how Sweden’s form of government has developed, with a special emphasis on the role of the parliament and the development of its work procedures over the last 500 years.

From royal power to people’s power – 500 years of parliament in Sweden

The parties in the Riksdag and number of members

The Riksdag has 349 members who are elected every four years. Eight political parties are represented in the Riksdag during the 2022–2026 electoral period.

There is currently one member of the Riksdag without party designation. The member has left their party since the 2022 elections.

  1. 107

    The Social Democratic Party
  2. 72

    The Sweden Democrats
  3. 68

    The Moderate Party
  4. 24

    The Left Party
  5. 24

    The Centre Party
  6. 19

    The Christian Democrats
  7. 18

    The Green Party
  8. 16

    The Liberal Party

How the Riksdag works

The Riksdag’s five main tasks

The Riksdag is the highest decision-making assembly in Sweden. The Riksdag’s tasks include making laws and determining the central government budget. It also examines how the Government performs its duties.

Makes laws

One of the Riksdag’s most important tasks is to make laws. Proposals for new laws, or amendments to existing laws, normally come from the Government in the form of a government bill. However, proposals can also come from one or several members of the Riksdag.

Makes laws

Illustration of the book of statutes and a gavel.
Illustration. People visiting the Riksdag.
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

Welcome to the Riksdag

There are many ways of visiting the Riksdag. Guided tours of the Riksdag are available all the year round. Tours in English are available at noon and 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. School classes and other groups can also book study visits in advance.

All debates in the Chamber and public hearings are open to the public.

Visit the Riksdag

The Speaker Andreas Norlén.
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Swedish Parliament

The Speaker

The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.

Overview of the Chamber with the tapestry Memory of a landscape by Elisabet Hasselberg Olsson in focus.
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand


All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.

Webcasts in English