Monday 20 November 2017
On 16 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, for a meeting at the Riksdag. Members of the Committee on EU Affairs and the all-party committee tasked with examining the Riksdag’s work on EU issues also took part in the meeting. The discussions included challenges facing the EU and future issues.
Thursday 16 November 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin and a delegation of members of the Riksdag made official visits to Israel and Palestine on 12–15 November. The delegation’s programme focused on education, innovations, research and the situation in the region.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
The Government has proposed amendments to the Aliens Act that would entail the Swedish Migration Board not having to revoke a temporary residence permit for work if the employer has remedied the shortcoming that otherwise would have led to a withdrawal.
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.
Monday 20 november
On Tuesday, a current affairs debate will be held on personal assistance, in which Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér (Social Democratic Party) will participate. An interpellation debate will also be held on Tuesday. One of the interpellations concerns EU regulations governing renewable energy and will be answered by Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan (Social Democratic Party).
On Wednesday, further debates and decisions in the Chamber will include the central government budget for 2018.
On Thursday, there will be debates and decisions on several different matters, including one on state-owned companies. On the same day, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will be reporting back from the Social Summit in Gothenburg, which dealt with the issues of fair jobs and growth.
On Friday, there will be interpellation debates including one on the number of assistant nurses within elderly care, which will be answered by the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér (Social Democratic Party).
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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