Wednesday 17 January 2018
The Tort Liability Act is to state that a person who, in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, has seen their rights abused by the state or a municipality should receive compensation for the damages caused. The state or municipality are to pay damages to the extent necessary to compensate the harm caused.
Thursday 21 December 2017
On 15 December, the Riksdag concluded this autumn's work on the 2018 budget. It has now been decided how the money is to be distributed among the budget's 27 expenditure areas.
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.
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 15 january
On Monday, the Speaker Urban Ahlin will receive NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Interpellation debates will be held on Tuesday. One of the interpellations, to be answered by the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhall (Social Democratic Party), is about the possible location of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).
The first party leader debate of the year will take place on Wednesday. The debate will be interpreted into English and can be viewed live and on-demand via the Riksdag webcast service. On the same day, the President of Iceland will be visiting the Riksdag and the Speaker. There will also be debates on various matters on Wednesday. One of these concerns the examination by the Committee on the Constitution of how the Government has performed its administrative tasks. There will be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers on Thursday. On Friday, there will be more interpellation debates, during which the Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will be answering two interpellations on Sweden and Iran.
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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