The Speaker Andreas Norlén with the Swedish delegation to the Barents Parliamentary Conference 2019 consisting of Pyry Niemi (SocDem), Thomas Morell (SweDem), Mattias Karlsson (Mod), Birger Lahti (Lft) and Ann-Britt Åsebol (Mod) Photo: Pär Bäckström

The Riksdag hosts ninth Barents Parliamentary Conference in Haparanda

On 16–18 September, Nordic and Russian members of parliament met for the ninth Barents Parliamentary Conference in Haparanda.

Photo: Anders Löwdin

The Speaker receives the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament

On 9 September, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the Speaker of the Eduskunta – the Finnish Parliament, Matti Vanhanen, during his official visit to Sweden.

Foto: Anders Löwdin

Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

On 12 December, the Swedish Parliament held a seminar with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The seminar can be watched via the Riksdag webcast service.

Foto: Anders Löwdin

The Speaker welcomes Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Medicine to a seminar at the Riksdag

On Tuesday 11 December, the Speaker Andreas Norlén held an opening speech to welcome Frances Arnold, this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Tasuku Honjo, this year's Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, to a seminar at the Riksdag.

Photo: Tomas Oneborg / TT

Greater opportunities for collective action against workplaces with foreign labour

Swedish trade unions are to be given the right to take collective action against workplaces with foreign labour which have not entered into a Swedish collective agreement. This will provide better working conditions for employees who come to Sweden to work here for a limited time. The Riksdag voted yes to the Government's proposal.

Photo: Bertil Ericson / TT

Consequences of scarcity of resources should be reviewed

The Government should conduct a review of the possible consequences of the scarcity of resources in medical care in connection with a severe emergency. The Riksdag has urged the Government to conduct such a review in an announcement.

Photo: The Riksdag Administration

IPU meeting with a focus on reduced inequalities

The Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU's) 136th Assembly took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1–5 April. The Speaker Urban Ahlin led a Riksdag delegation to the meeting which gathered parliamentarians and Speakers from 126 countries.

Flygfoto med vy över land och hav genom ett molntäcke Photo: Claire Nijnikoff

The Riksdag approves the Paris Climate Agreement

The Riksdag has approved the Paris Climate Agreement, thereby approving the Government's proposal. This means that Sweden, through the Government, can now ratify the Paris Agreement.