Thursday 14 February 2019
The Swedish Coast Guard's work in the fields of crime prevention, maintaining order and control and supervision is to be regulated in a single piece of legislation in order to make the rules more coherent and easier to grasp.
Monday 11 February 2019
The foreign policy debate was held in the Riksdag on Wednesday 13 February at 9 a.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) introduced the debate with a presentation of the Government's Statement of Foreign Policy. The parties represented in the Riksdag then debated their view of foreign policy.
The foreign policy debate takes place once a year and is divided into two parts. In the first part, one representative from each party participates. In the second half of the debate, the members who would like to speak are given the opportunity to take the floor.
The first part of the debate was interpreted into English and can be viewed via the Riksdag webcast service.
On 5-7 February, the Speaker Andreas Norlén travelled to Brussels together with a delegation of members of the Riksdag for a three-part visit to Belgium, to the EU institutions in Brussels and to the NATO Headquarters.
Celebrate democracy! On 17 December 1918, the Riksdag took its historic decision in principle to introduce universal and equal suffrage. On this day exactly one hundred years later, the Riksdag has begun celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy. From 2018 until 2022, as part of the celebrations the Riksdag will be arranging seminars and exhibitions and producing special study materials to serve as inspiration for discussions on democracy and its future. You are invited to take part!
This week there will be no meetings of the Chamber.
On 21–22 February, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will have a meeting in Vienna in Austria. A number of members of the Riksdag will participate.
On 24 February, parliamentary elections are being held in Moldova. A delegation from the Riksdag will be participating. In the international observation under the auspices of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE.
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.
There is a special election page containing detailed information on the elections to the Riksdag 2018 and the formation of a government.
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.