Monday 4 September 2017
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden.
Friday 1 September 2017
The ceremony for the opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session will take place on Tuesday September 12 at 2 p.m. In addition to members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests, accredited journalists are welcome to follow the ceremony.
Thursday 31 August 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin has reacted to the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip an Princess Sofia’s son. “It is with great pleasure that I have received the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second son and I would like to send the whole family my warmest congratulations”, says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
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 18 September
On Tuesday there will be interpellation debates. The Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin (Green Party) will be answering an interpellation on bonuses for electric vehicles. The Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on the flight route between Torsby, Hagfors and Arlanda. He will also answer an interpellation on heavy goods vehicles in the Swedish road network. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on the extension of driving licences for Swedes in international service.
On the same day, the Committee on Transport and Communications will be travelling to Finland to study a number of matters including the use of liquid natural gas for heavy traffic.
On Wednesday, there will be a debate in connection with the presentation of the Budget Bill.
On Thursday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on a number of matters. These will include debates and decisions on the right to complete introduction programmes in upper-secondary school following a move to another municipality, and on modern and legally secure administration – a new Administration Act.
There will also be interpellation debates on Friday. Anders Ygeman (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on protection against cyber attacks. The Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on fatalities in medical care.
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions - proposals - on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which takes place 12 Septembre - 5 Octobre.
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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