Wednesday 18 January 2017
The Riksdag considers that it is important to achieve a significantly more even gender distribution than we have today when it comes to participants in financial decision-making. However, the Riksdag considers that a greater gender balance should be promoted in other ways than by binding legislation. The Riksdag therefore urged the Government to take measures to ensure that that it is the owners of limited companies that continue to determine gender distribution on company boards.
Tuesday 10 January 2017
A debate between party leaders was held on Wednesday 11 January. During the debate, the leaders of all the parties represented in the Riksdag had the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue. The debate was interpreted into English and can be viewed via the Riksdag webcast service.
Monday 23 January
On Wednesday, the Government will be consulting the Committee on EU Affairs. On the same day, the Riksdag will be debating on various matters, including protection for children against human trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse.
On Thursday, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin will be receiving the Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Viktoras Pranckietis, and the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. On Thursday there will also be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Urban Ahlin (Social Democratic Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2014.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.