Wednesday 23 May 2018
New legislation on sexual crime based on the principle of consent is to be introduced. The purpose of the legislation is to clarify that every individual has an unconditional right to decide over their own sexual relations. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.
The Government has submitted several proposals intended to enable more students to commence and complete secondary education. The Riksdag voted in favour of all of the proposals except for one concerning whether some students are to be exempted from certain eligibility requirements for preparatory programmes at upper-secondary school for higher education.
Wednesday 16 May 2018
The Riksdag voted in favour of a cooperation agreement between EU countries and Afghanistan involving partnership and development efforts. However, the Riksdag voted against a private member's motion, that is, a motion raised as a result of the proposal concerning the cooperation agreement.
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 21 May
On Monday, there will be interpellation debates. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will answer an interpellation on recognising as an act of genocide the killing of Armenians, Assyrians/Syriacs/Chaldeans and Pontic Greeks in 1915, also known as Seyfo. On the same day, there will be a current affairs debate on the legal status of personal assistance. The Committee on Foreign Affairs will be visiting London on 21–22 May.
On Tuesday, there will be several debates in the Chamber. One of the subjects of debate will be a new sexual offences legislation based on the question of consent. Another is about penal protection against trafficking and exploitation of human beings.
There will be debates and decisions on Wednesday. On the same day, the Committee on EU Affairs will hold a meeting with the Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party) prior to a meeting of the Council on 25 May. The Government will also report back from previous Council meetings. On 23–24 May, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be travelling to France with a delegation of Riksdag members.
On Thursday there will be a number of debates and decisions, and a question-and-answer session, at which Government ministers will answer questions directly from the members in the Chamber.
On Friday, there will be interpellation debates. One of the interpellations, to be answered by the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll (Social Democratic Party), deals with the opportunity to receive medical care abroad. The Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde (Social Democratic Party) will also be answering an interpellation on human rights and trade with Iran. A delegation from the Riksdag will be participating in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, Poland on 25–28 May.
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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