Thursday 17 October 2019
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to raise the age limit at which income-related old-age pensions can be drawn from 61 to 62, and to make certain adjustments to the rise in age limits to include the right to remain in employment until 68 years of age as of 2020.
Wednesday 25 September 2019
On 16–18 September, Nordic and Russian members of parliament met for the ninth Barents Parliamentary Conference in Haparanda.
Monday 23 September 2019
On 17–19 September, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the President of the Storting – the Norwegian Parliament – Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, during her official visit to Sweden.
Celebrate democracy! On 17 December 1918, the Riksdag took its historic decision in principle to introduce universal and equal suffrage. On this day exactly one hundred years later, the Riksdag has begun celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy. From 2018 until 2022, as part of the celebrations the Riksdag will be arranging seminars and exhibitions and producing special study materials to serve as inspiration for discussions on democracy and its future. You are invited to take part!
A delegation from the Riksdag will be participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) session in Belgrade, Serbia, on 13–17 October.
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions – proposals – on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which took place 10 September – 3 October.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
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