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.
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.
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.
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 13 november
There will be interpellation debates on Tuesday. One of the interpellations in the debate will be answered by the Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice Heléne Fritzon (Social Democratic Party) on the way that municipalities are dealing with extra central government grants for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will have a public consultation with the Committee on EU Affairs. The Riksdag will also debate and decide on a number of matters on Wednesday. These will include the possibility to refrain from the withdrawal of residence permits in cases where employers have voluntarily remedied shortcomings, and the reflection paper from the Commission on the future of EU finances.
On Thursday, the Riksdag will also debate and decide on a number of matters. These will include Sweden's integrated policy for international civil and military crisis management and the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its member states, on the one hand, and the SADC states (Southern African Development Community), on the other. There will also be a question-and-answer session with four Government ministers on Thursday.
On Friday, the Committee on European Union Affairs will hold a meeting and there will be interpellation debates. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will be answering an interpellation on the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
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