Monday 26 October 2020
On 22 October, the Speaker Andreas Norlén hosted a seminar commemorating the 75th anniversary of the UN. The seminar consisted of a dialogue between the Minister for Foreign Affairs, UN experts, members of the Riksdag and diplomats, and dealt with the challenges connected with the UN’s mission.
Wednesday 21 October 2020
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal for a temporary change in investment rules for four of the Swedish National Swedish Pension Funds, also known as AP Funds, as a result of COVID-19.
Wednesday 21 October 2020
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to reduce tax for people living in sparsely populated municipalities mainly in Norrland and the north west of Svealand.
Wednesday 30 September 2020
On 29 September, Park Byeong-seug, the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea, visited the Riksdag during his official visit to Sweden.
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)
There will be no meetings of the Chamber this week.
The Nordic Council session will take place digitallyA delegation from the Riksdag will participate in the 72nd session of the Nordic Council on 26–29 October. During the session, there will be meetings between parliamentarians, prime ministers, foreign ministers and a number of other ministers. The session was scheduled to take place in Reykjavik, but on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire session will be held digitally.
Once a year the members of the Riksdag get the opportunity to submit motions – proposals – on virtually any subject. This is during the general private members' motions period, which took place 8 September – 6 October.
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.
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.
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.