Monday 10 April 2017
In order to honour the victims of the attack in Stockholm on 7 April, the Riksdag flew its flags at half mast. On 10 April, the flags at the Riksdag were flown at half mast from 8 a.m. until noon when a minute of silence was held throughout the country. At 12 noon, a ceremony was also held at Stockholm City Hall, which was attended by the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
Friday 7 April 2017
"All indications are that our capital has, once again, been afflicted by a terrorist attack. It is with rage that I condemn this deed, and with great sorrow that my thoughts go to the victims of the attack and their families," says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
Monday 17 AprilOn Tuesday, the Government will submit the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill to the Riksdag and this will be followed by a debate in the Chamber. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters. On Thursday, there will also be a question-and-answer session with Government Ministers. On Friday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Urban Ahlin (Social Democratic Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2014.
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