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.
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.
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.
Monday 16 april
On Monday the Government will present the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill to the Riksdag. It will then be debated in the Chamber. On Tuesday, the Committee on Defence will hold a public hearing on cyber security. The Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson (Social Democratic Party) will participate in the debate.
On the same day, there will be a number of hearings in the Committee on the Constitution. Among those to be questioned by the Committee will be Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Social Democratic Party), Minister for Higher Education and Research, on the Government's actions in connection with decisions to establish a branch of Karolinska Institutet in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on various matters. One of these will be about the adaptation of certain laws to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
On Thursday, there will also be a number of hearings in the Committee on the Constitution. Among those to be questioned by the Committee will be the Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) on statements from the Government on the security situation in Sweden and the Swedish line of policy as regards defence. On the same day, there will be a public seminar on #MeToo. The debate will be held at the request of the Committee on Cultural Affairs. On Thursday, the Riksdag will also be debating and deciding on various matters, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). On the same day, there will be a question-and-answer session with Government ministers.
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