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.
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.
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 elections to the European Parliament will take place on Sunday 26 May 2019 in Sweden. If you would like to read more about the elections and learn more about what the European Parliament is, have a look at the 2019 EU elections page on the Swedish Parliament's EU Information Services site.
The 2019 EU elections on the Swedish Parliament's EU Information Services site.
There will be interpellation debates on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on various matters, including property rights between married and cohabiting partners in international contexts. On Thursday there will be debates and decisions on various matters, and during a question-and-answer session, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will be answering questions from members of the Riksdag directly in the Chamber. On Friday, there will be interpellation debates and Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on the situation of immigrant women on the labour market. On the same day, there will be a hearing with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) in the Committee on the Constitution, as part of the Committee's examination of the manner in which government ministers perform their duties and the handling of government business. On Saturday 27 April between 6 p.m. and midnight, the Riksdag will open its doors to the public for an Open Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with MPs in the Chamber and to visit seminars on various aspects of democracy.
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.
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!
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
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