Friday 18 August 2017
The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström received the Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on 17 August for a meeting at the Riksdag. The agenda included issues in connection to the Qatar crisis, the situation for guest workers in Qatar and exchange between Qatar and Sweden.
The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov on 16 August for a meeting at the Riksdag. Discussions included political developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and and their way to EU membership.
Monday 17 July 2017
There will be interpellation debates in the Chamber on 31 August and 7 September during which Government ministers will answer questions asked by members of the Riksdag. The new parliamentary session, 2017/18, will begin on 12 September. Until the opening of the parliamentary session, the members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities. During this time, they have the opportunity to address written questions to Government ministers. Guided tours of the Riksdag will be given in English on weekdays at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. during the summer.
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.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.