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Debate between party leaders on EU policy – CANCELLED

16 November 2020 klockan 13.07

A debate between party leaders on EU policy will take place at the Riksdag on Wednesday 18 November. The debate will be based on the Statement of Government EU Policy, which sets out the Government's priorities for its forthcoming work with EU matters.

The debate between party leaders on EU policy will start at 9 a.m. 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. The debate will be broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service and will be interpreted into sign language and English.

Debating rules

The Prime Minister opens the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities for its work with EU matters. This address may take no more than 15 minutes. The party leader of the largest opposition party is given the floor for no longer than seven minutes. The other party leaders are given the floor for no longer than five minutes. There is no right of reply to these first addresses. Following this, there is a second round of addresses of no more than two minutes each.

There is free right of reply to the second address for those participating in the debate in the order of the size of their party. The duel method is applied with right of reply for no longer than one minute per rejoinder (a total of four minutes per duel).

The estimated time for the debate is approximately three hours and 30 minutes.

Contact

For further information, please contact
riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se, telephone: 020-349 000