UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to become law in Sweden

Wednesday 13 June 2018

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is to become law in Sweden. The amendments will come into force on 1 January 2020.

Legislation on terrorism to be broadened

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Almost all the penalty provisions in the three laws on terrorism are to be broadened. The purpose of the amendments is mainly to enable the implementation of an EU directive on combating terrorism. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. 

Människor promenerar på Riksbron vid Riksdagshuset Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Weekend and summer guided tours

Tuesday 12 June 2018

From the middle of September until June, while the Riksdag is in session, guided tours for the general public are held on Saturdays and Sundays. During the summer (25 June–17 August) guided tours of the Riksdag will be held on weekdays.

Skor utanför rum på flyktingboende för ensamkommande barn. Photo: Jessica Gow / TT

A new possibility to acquire residence permits to result in amendments to the budget

Thursday 7 June 2018

A new possibility for certain unaccompanied minors to acquire residence permits is to be introduced. As a result of this, expenditure limits and appropriations in the central government budget for 2018 are to be amended.

Profit regulation of welfare services is not to be introduced

Thursday 7 June 2018

The Riksdag has rejected the Government's proposal to introduce a profit regulation on welfare services. The Government's proposal concerned limiting the claiming of profits in order to strengthen confidence in private actors and confidence in the welfare system in general.

Police to be given powers to conduct more workplace inspections

Thursday 31 May 2018

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to give the Swedish Police Authority greater scope to conduct workplace inspections, in order to check that employers are not employing people without the right to remain or work in Sweden.

New legislation on sexual crime to be introduced

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.

Photo: Gunno Rask / TT

More students to complete upper-secondary education

Wednesday 23 May 2018

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.

Cooperation agreement between EU countries and Afghanistan

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.

Speaker of the Croatian Parliament visits the Riksdag

Friday 27 April 2018

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković visited Stockholm on 24-26 April on an official visit at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Plockade jordgubbar ligger i lådor i ett stort jordgubbsland. I bakgrunden syns jordgubbsplockare. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / TT

Non-EU/EEA citizens to be granted permits for seasonal work

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Citizens of countries that are not members of the EU or EEA who have been offered employment as seasonal workers in Sweden are to be granted permits for seasonal work. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

The Speakers shaking hands outside the Riksdag Photo: Anders Löwdin

Finland’s Speaker visits the Riksdag

Friday 20 April 2018

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Paula Risikko, visited Sweden on April 19 at the invitation of Speaker Urban Ahlin. 

Speaker visits Faroe Islands with delegation

Thursday 19 April 2018

On 12-13 April, the Speaker Urban Ahlin led a delegation of Riksdag members on an official visit to the Faroe Islands. A meeting with Faroese Speaker Páll á Reynatúgvu was one of various events on the agenda.

New law to be introduced when the General Data Protection Regulation begins to apply

Wednesday 18 April 2018

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May onwards. It is a binding EU law which will regulate how personal data may be processed within the EU. In connection with this, the Data Protection Act will cease to apply and a new act will be introduced instead to harmonise with the GDPR.

New way of serving writs for faster processing of criminal cases

Wednesday 28 March 2018

The Riksdag voted in favour of allowing a new way of serving writs, known as accessible service, to be used on a trial basis in criminal cases.

Två bilmekaniker/personal undersöker en teknisk utrustning vid en bil där framluckan är öppen. Foto: Maskot / TT

More sectors of industry will need to introduce staff registers

Wednesday 28 March 2018

More companies are to be affected by the requirement to keep staff registers at their place of work. This will apply to the vehicle service industry, the food and tobacco wholesale business and the beauty and toiletry industry.

Talmansbesök Serbien Photo: Anders Löwdin

President of the National Assembly of Serbia visits the Riksdag

Thursday 22 March 2018

The President of the National Assembly of Serbia Maja Gojović visited the Riksdag on 20–22 March at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Thursday 22 March 2018

The Riksdag voted in favour of approving the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.

Vägskylt som visar vägen till "Embassy of Sweden" på arabiska och svenska. Skyltarna står i gatumiljö. Photo: Maja Suslin / TT

Swedish embassies and consulates to provide protection to EU citizens

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Citizens of EU member states and members of their families are to be entitled to the same help from Swedish embassies and consulates as Swedish citizens in countries outside the EU.

Compensation to certain people with changed gender identity

Wednesday 21 March 2018

People who applied to change their gender identity during the period when it was required that they should not have the ability to reproduce are to receive compensation from the state under certain conditions.