The state or any municipalities that breach the European Convention on Human Rights to compensate damages

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.

Finansminister Magdalena Andersson (S) debatterar med Oscar Sjöstedt (SD) Foto: Anders Löwdni

The Riksdag has concluded its work on the 2018 central government budget

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.

Continued Swedish participation in military training efforts in Iraq

Friday 15 December 2017

The Riksdag has decided that Sweden will continue to participate in the military training efforts under way in Iraq in 2018.

Continued Swedish participation in the mission in Afghanistan

Friday 15 December 2017

Sweden will continue to participate in NATO's training, advice and support mission – the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) –in Afghanistan in 2018. This follows a decision on the matter in the Riksdag.

A male and a female soldier talking on the deck of a boat. Photo: Rebecca Landberg / Försvarsmakten

Sweden to participate in EU cooperation PESCO

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Sweden is to participate in the intra-EU military cooperation known as the Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO. Two of the aims of this cooperation are to develop the military capability of member states and increase opportunities for cooperation within the EU.

Photo: Försvarsmakten och TT

Funding for International cooperation

Thursday 30 November 2017

The Riksdag has taken a decision on the level of various expenditure areas in the central government budget for 2018. The International cooperation expenditure area will receive SEK 2 billion. The Riksdag has decided how the funds are to be distributed within this expenditure area.

Foto: Anders Löwdin

Yes to the expenditure limits and revenue in the Budget Bill

Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Riksdag approved the guidelines for economic policy, expenditure limits and estimated central government revenue in the Government's Budget Bill for 2018.

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.