Updated information about the formation of government

Monday 10 December 2018

The Speaker has received a report today from Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) regarding the parties' discussions on the matter of forming a new government. The Speaker has also spoken to Annie Lööf (Centre Party) and Jan Björklund (Liberal Party), and has notified the Deputy Speakers of these talks.

Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to be extended

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Swedish participation in NATO's training and advice mission, the Resolute Support Mission, in Afghanistan is to be extended. Sweden will also continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

Next step in the formation of a government

Wednesday 5 December 2018

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has allowed for more time before a proposal for prime minister is presented to the Riksdag.

2,940 private members’ motions submitted

Monday 3 December 2018

The members of the Riksdag have submitted a total of 2,940 independent private members' motions during the general private members' motions period. This is the result of the preliminary count carried out after the general private members' motions period expired at 4.30 p.m. Friday 30 November. The result is yet to be confirmed.

General practice to be removed from medical training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Today, at least 18 months of practical work, general practice, are required following graduating with a University Medical Degree to be granted authorisation to practise as a doctor. The Government proposes that this requirement should be removed. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT

No to Government proposal on changed rules for keeping aliens in detention

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Riksdag has rejected the Government's proposal to change the rules concerning detention and supervision of aliens. This is mainly due to the fact that the proposal is based on an inquiry that is seven years old and that both migration to Sweden and migration policy have changed since then. 

The Speaker announces proposal for Prime Minister

Friday 23 November 2018

Today, on 23 November, the Speaker Andreas Norlén has announced that he intends to present a proposal for a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag on Monday 3 December. The Speaker's proposed candidate will be Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party).

Press meeting with the Speaker on 23 November

Thursday 22 November 2018

On Friday 23 November, the Speaker Andreas Norlén will hold a press meeting.

Photo: Christine Olsson / TT

More family constellations to be entitled to parental allowance

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The cohabiting partner of a parent will be able to receive a parental allowance without the requirement to have been previously married to or to have children in common with the parent. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Child marriages abroad are not to be recognised in Sweden

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The rules relating to child marriages abroad are to be tightened. Today, child marriages abroad can be recognised in Sweden provided that neither of the parties had a connection to Sweden when the state of marriage was entered into. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

The Speaker assigns new task of exploring possibilities of forming a government

Friday 16 November 2018

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has given Annie Lööf (Centre Party) the task of exploring the possibilities of forming a government that can be tolerated by the Riksdag. A final account is to be given to the Speaker by 22 November at the latest.

The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Amended fundamental laws relating to the media

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Riksdag is making the final adoption of the proposals held in abeyance on an act amending the Freedom of the Press Act (TF) and an act amending the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (YGL).

Changes to the Riksdag’s work on EU matters

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Riksdag Board’s proposed amendments regarding the Riksdag’s work on EU matters. The amendments apply to the Riksdag Act and the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act.

Rules on National Audit Office amended in fundamental laws

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Riksdag has made the final adoption of the proposals held in abeyance on an act amending the Instrument of Government and an act amending the Riksdag Act.

No to Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) as prime minister

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Speaker's proposal for a new prime minister was put to the vote in the Chamber on 14 November. The Speaker's proposal was Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party). The Riksdag voted against the Speaker's proposal, as more than half of the members of the Riksdag; voted against him.

Andreas Norlén and Ulf Kristersson (M) Photo: Riksdagsförvaltningen

The Speaker's proposal for a candidate for prime minister

Monday 12 November 2018

On 12 November, the Speaker Andreas Norlén presented a proposal for a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag. The Speaker's proposal is that the Riksdag approve Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) as prime minister, who intends to form a government consisting of representatives of the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats.

Timetable for voting in the Chamber on proposals for prime minister

Thursday 8 November 2018

The Speaker will present a proposal to the Riksdag for a candidate for prime minister on 12 November. The Speaker’s proposal will be Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party). When the proposal is presented, information will also be presented about which parties Ulf Kristersson intends to form a government with.

A woman feeds her cows. Foto: Moa Dahlin / TT

Support to animal owners in the agricultural sector that were affected by this summer's drought

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Animal owners within the agricultural sector who have cattle or sheep and were affected by the drought in the summer of 2018 will receive special compensation. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Modernised trademark rules and new law on business names

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Legislation on trademarks is to be modernised and simplified. For example, it will no longer be necessary that symbols can be reproduced graphically for them to be recognised as trademarks. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Press meeting with the Speaker on Monday 5 November

Monday 5 November 2018

The Speaker Andreas Norlén will be holding a press meeting to talk about the next steps in the process of forming a government.