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The Speaker's statement on the murder of the British member of parliament Jo Cox

After the murder of the British member of parliament Jo Cox, the Speaker Urban Ahlin stated that this was also an attack on democracy: "The attack on the member of parliament Jo Cox is very sad news. It is also an attack on democracy and all those who work in the service of democracy. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are of course with the family and colleagues of Jo Cox", said Urban Ahlin.

Talman Urban Ahlin och Georgiens inrikesminister Giorgi Mghebrishvili tar i hand. Foto: Riksdagsförvaltningen

Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs visits the Riksdag

The Speaker Urban Ahlin received the Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili when he visited the Riksdag on Tuesday. During their meeting, they discussed reform efforts in Georgia and the situation in their immediate neighbourhood. The Minister also had a meeting with the presiding officers of the Committee on Justice.

Chile's President to visit the Riksdag

On 11 May, the President of Chile Michelle Bachelet will visit the Riksdag as part of a state visit to Sweden. The President will be unveiling Chile's gift to the Riksdag, a bust of Ambassador Harald Edelstam. After the ceremony, President Bachelet will deliver a speech. The ceremony will be attended by the King and Queen, the Speaker, members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests. After the President's speech, members of the Riksdag will have the opportunity to put questions. The speech and question-and-answer session will be broadcast via the Riksdag webcast service. Webcast: The speech and question-and-answer in session