Foto: Anders Löwdin

Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Monday 17 December 2018

On 12 December, the Swedish Parliament held a seminar with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The seminar can be watched via the Riksdag webcast service.

Foto: Anders Löwdin

The Speaker welcomes Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Medicine to a seminar at the Riksdag

Monday 17 December 2018

On Tuesday 11 December, the Speaker Andreas Norlén held an opening speech to welcome Frances Arnold, this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Tasuku Honjo, this year's Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, to a seminar at the Riksdag.

Voteringstavlan där man ser hur omröstningen gick. Nedanför talmanspodiet med talmän och tjänstemän Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

No to Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister

Friday 14 December 2018

The Speaker's second proposal for a new prime minister was put to the vote in the Chamber on 14 December. The Speaker proposed Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party). The Riksdag voted against the proposal, as more than half of the members of the Riksdag voted against it.

Fredspristagare Denis Mukwege och talman Andreas Norlén på väg in i andrakammarsalen under applåder. Photo: Anders Löwdin

Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Friday 14 December 2018

On 12 December, the Swedish Parliament held a seminar with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The seminar can be watched via the Riksdag webcast service.

The Riksdag votes in favour of the Moderates’ and Christian Democrats’ budget proposal

Thursday 13 December 2018

The Riksdag has voted in favour of the joint reservation from the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats regarding the proposed central government budget for 2019.

Photo: Pontus Lundahl / TT

New rules on tobacco and similar products proposed (SoU3)

Wednesday 12 December 2018

The smoking ban is to be extended to include certain public places outdoors and it will also apply to electronic cigarettes. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Wednesday 12 December 2018

On 12 December at 4.30 p.m., the Riksdag will hold a seminar with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The seminar can be followed in English via the Riksdag webcast service.

Updated information about the formation of government

Monday 10 December 2018

The Speaker has received a report today from Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) regarding the parties' discussions on the matter of forming a new government. The Speaker has also spoken to Annie Lööf (Centre Party) and Jan Björklund (Liberal Party), and has notified the Deputy Speakers of these talks.

Continued Swedish participation in military operations in Iraq

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Sweden will continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to be extended

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Swedish participation in NATO's training and advice mission, the Resolute Support Mission, in Afghanistan is to be extended. Sweden will also continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

Next step in the formation of a government

Wednesday 5 December 2018

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has allowed for more time before a proposal for prime minister is presented to the Riksdag.

2,940 private members’ motions submitted

Monday 3 December 2018

The members of the Riksdag have submitted a total of 2,940 independent private members' motions during the general private members' motions period. This is the result of the preliminary count carried out after the general private members' motions period expired at 4.30 p.m. Friday 30 November. The result is yet to be confirmed.

General practice to be removed from medical training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Today, at least 18 months of practical work, general practice, are required following graduating with a University Medical Degree to be granted authorisation to practise as a doctor. The Government proposes that this requirement should be removed. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT

No to Government proposal on changed rules for keeping aliens in detention

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Riksdag has rejected the Government's proposal to change the rules concerning detention and supervision of aliens. This is mainly due to the fact that the proposal is based on an inquiry that is seven years old and that both migration to Sweden and migration policy have changed since then. 

The Speaker announces proposal for Prime Minister

Friday 23 November 2018

Today, on 23 November, the Speaker Andreas Norlén has announced that he intends to present a proposal for a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag on Monday 3 December. The Speaker's proposed candidate will be Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party).

Press meeting with the Speaker on 23 November

Thursday 22 November 2018

On Friday 23 November, the Speaker Andreas Norlén will hold a press meeting.

Photo: Christine Olsson / TT

More family constellations to be entitled to parental allowance

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The cohabiting partner of a parent will be able to receive a parental allowance without the requirement to have been previously married to or to have children in common with the parent. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Child marriages abroad are not to be recognised in Sweden

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The rules relating to child marriages abroad are to be tightened. Today, child marriages abroad can be recognised in Sweden provided that neither of the parties had a connection to Sweden when the state of marriage was entered into. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

The Speaker assigns new task of exploring possibilities of forming a government

Friday 16 November 2018

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has given Annie Lööf (Centre Party) the task of exploring the possibilities of forming a government that can be tolerated by the Riksdag. A final account is to be given to the Speaker by 22 November at the latest.

The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Amended fundamental laws relating to the media

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Riksdag is making the final adoption of the proposals held in abeyance on an act amending the Freedom of the Press Act (TF) and an act amending the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (YGL).