Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani visited the Riksdag

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.

Speaker Ahlin is being received at the Knesset by the Speaker Edelstein. Photo: Jorge Novominsky

The Speaker visits Israel and Palestine

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Speaker Urban Ahlin and a delegation of members of the Riksdag made official visits to Israel and Palestine on 12–15 November. The delegation’s programme focused on education, innovations, research and the situation in the region.

Man antecknar på ett papper. Han står framför ett öppet elskåp. Photo: Mostphotos

It should be possible to avoid revoking a residence permit

Wednesday 15 November 2017

The Government has proposed amendments to the Aliens Act that would entail the Swedish Migration Board not having to revoke a temporary residence permit for work if the employer has remedied the shortcoming that otherwise would have led to a withdrawal.

Ung kvinna med tjockt halvlockigt hår fotograferar med mobilen. Photo: Mostphotos

Protection of personal privacy is to be reinforced

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Unlawful infringement of personal privacy is to be a new crime in the Swedish Penal Code. This means that distributing certain types of images or other information relating to another person's private life will be punishable by law.

Photo: Johnér / Matton

Process for obtaining evidence within the EU to be improved

Wednesday 8 November 2017

In order to strengthen crime-fighting efforts among EU member states, the process for obtaining evidence from countries is to be improved. The legislative proposal means that a Swedish court or prosecutor will be able to issue a European Investigation Order.

Photo: Johnér / Cultura

More companies to be covered by accessibility requirements

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Companies with fewer than ten employees working within the goods and services sector are to be covered by the requirements governing accessibility for people with disabilities. This could include hairdressers and restaurants, for example. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session on 12 September

Wednesday 6 September 2017

The 2017/18 Riksdag session will open at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. All journalists wishing to attend the ceremony or to visit the Riksdag buildings on that day must apply for media accreditation for the Riksdag.

Photo: Anders Löwin

Opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session

Monday 4 September 2017

The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden.

Opening of the Riksdag session: Press accreditation and photo pools

Friday 1 September 2017

The ceremony for the opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session will take place on Tuesday September 12 at 2 p.m. In addition to members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests, accredited journalists are welcome to follow the ceremony.

Foto: Melker Dahlstrand

The Riksdag during September

Friday 1 September 2017

There will be interpellation debates in the Chamber on 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.

The Speaker's reaction to the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s son

Thursday 31 August 2017

The Speaker Urban Ahlin has reacted to the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip an Princess Sofia’s son. “It is with great pleasure that I have received the news of the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second son and I would like to send the whole family my warmest congratulations”, says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

The State Counsellor of Myanmar (Burma) Aung San Suu Kyi and the Speaker Urban Ahlin arrive at the former Second Chamber at the Riksdag where Aung San Suu Kyi’s address is to take place Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in the Riksdag

Thursday 15 June 2017

On 13 June, Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar (Burma) gave an address at the Riksdag at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Photo: Mats Nyström / Försvarsmakten

Yes to Swedish participation in the EU naval operation Atalanta

Wednesday 14 June 2017

The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal on Swedish participation in the EU naval operation Atalanta. The operation focuses on security in the waters off Somalia's coast.

Photo: Mats Nyström / Försvarsmakten

Yes to Swedish participation in two military missions

Thursday 8 June 2017

The Riksdag has said yes to the participation by Swedish armed forces in two international operations. These include the UN stabilisation mission in Mali and the military training mission in Iraq.

Further measures to counter extremism

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Activities that are at risk of supporting radicalisation are not to receive central government funding. This is one of the four requests that the Riksdag directed at the Government with the aim of preventing violence-promoting extremism.

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / TT

Limited parental benefit for immigrants with children over 1 year old

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Parents who immigrate to Sweden with their children are to receive limited parental benefit. The benefit will now be adjusted in relation to the age of the child in question. The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

It is going to be easier to remove unlawful settlements

Wednesday 17 May 2017

It is going to be easier for landowners to reclaim their land when people have settled there without permission. As a result of the Riksdag's decision, a new form of assistance - removal - will be introduced.

Photo: Jeppe Gustafsson / TT

The Swedish Police is to increase cooperation with other states in the fight against terrorism

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Swedish Police should be able to cooperate in a more in-depth manner with foreign authorities in the fight against terrorism and cross-border crime. The Riksdag said yes to the Government's legislative proposal.

Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Everyone is to be given access to a payment account with basic features

Wednesday 3 May 2017

All consumers who are legally residing within the European Economic Area (EEA) are to receive a bank account with basic features. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. 

Photo: Tomas Oneborg / TT

Greater opportunities for collective action against workplaces with foreign labour

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Swedish trade unions are to be given the right to take collective action against workplaces with foreign labour which have not entered into a Swedish collective agreement. This will provide better working conditions for employees who come to Sweden to work here for a limited time. The Riksdag voted yes to the Government's proposal.