Monday 18 January 2021
A debate on EU policy will take place at the Riksdag on Wednesday 20 January. The Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren (Social Democratic Party) will open the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities in its work with EU matters. The other parties represented in the Riksdag will decide themselves who is to participate in the debate.
Tuesday 12 January 2021
A debate between party leaders will be held at the Riksdag on Wednesday 13 January. During the debate, the leaders of all the parties represented in the Riksdag will have the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue.
Monday 11 January 2021
The new unicameral Riksdag held its first meeting on 11 January 1971. A process that had continued for several decades finally led to the bicameral Riksdag – which had been introduced with the representational reforms of 1866 – being replaced by a single-chamber parliament.
Friday 8 January 2021
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to introduce a temporary law and certain legislative amendments to enable more measures to be taken to counteract congestion and thus prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Monday 21 December 2020
On 16 December, the Riksdag Board decided to convene a cross-party committee to conduct a follow-up of the work of the Riksdag and the Riksdag Administration during the corona pandemic. The inquiry will be led by the former Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg and will report its findings by 30 September 2021 at the latest.
One hundred years ago, Sweden became a democracy with the introduction of universal and equal suffrage. The Riksdag is celebrating this by bringing history to life and highlighting various thoughts on democracy in the past, the present and the future. The Riksdag will be arranging a number of events and activities during the democracy celebrations including seminars and exhibitions, and providing study materials. Visit our Celebrate Democracy website to see the materials and to find information on where and when you can participate in the activities and events.
The Celebrate Democracy website (in Swedish)
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.
On 17 December, the Riksdag concluded this autumn's work on the 2021 budget. On 25 November, the Riksdag decided on the framework for the budget, as well as the maximum limit for each of the 27 expenditure areas. The Riksdag has thereafter decided on different occasions how the funds are to be distributed within the expenditure areas. The photo shows an exchange between Elisabeth Svantesson (Moderate Party) and Åsa Westlund (Social Democratic Party) at the debate on the budget limits for 2021. In the background Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party). Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.
The Riksdag and the Riksdag Administration are closely following current events connected to the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden. Several measures have been undertaken to enable the Riksdag to continue working despite the coronavirus.
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.