Extension of party group leaders’ agreement on Riksdag work procedures during the corona crisis

The party group leaders' agreement on the work of the Riksdag during the corona crisis has been further extended until 7 September. The purpose of the agreement is to ensure that the Riksdag can fulfil its tasks even though a large number of members of the Riksdag cannot participate in Riksdag work.

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.

Press meeting with the Speaker

The Speaker Andreas Norlén will give an update on the next step in the efforts to form a new government at a press meeting on Wednesday 19 December, 11.15 a.m.

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.

Speaker of the Croatian Parliament visits the Riksdag

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković visited Stockholm on 24-26 April on an official visit at the invitation of the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Finansminister Magdalena Andersson (S) debatterar med Oscar Sjöstedt (SD) Foto: Anders Löwdni

The Riksdag has concluded its work on the 2018 central government budget

On 15 December, the Riksdag concluded this autumn's work on the 2018 budget. It has now been decided how the money is to be distributed among the budget's 27 expenditure areas.

Opening of the Riksdag session: Press accreditation and photo pools

The ceremony for the opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session will take place on Tuesday September 12 at 2 p.m. In addition to members of the Riksdag and specially invited guests, accredited journalists are welcome to follow the ceremony.

Further measures to counter extremism

Activities that are at risk of supporting radicalisation are not to receive central government funding. This is one of the four requests that the Riksdag directed at the Government with the aim of preventing violence-promoting extremism.

The Riksdag flies the flag at half-mast

The Riksdag is flying its flags at half-mast in connection with what took place in Stockholm on Friday. On 8 April, the Riksdag's flags are to be displayed at half-mast from 8 o'clock in the morning.

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.

The Speaker's statement on the explosions in St Petersburg

The Speaker's statement on the explosions in St Petersburg Monday 3 April 2017: "Once again it seems like the Russian people have been hit by a terrorist attack. My thoughts go to the victims of the brutal and cowardly attack and to their families," says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

The Speaker's reaction to the news that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting a child

The Speaker Urban Ahlin has reacted to the happy news that Prince Carl Philip an Princess Sofia are expecting their second child. "I would like to express my warmest congratulations and my very best wishes to Prince Carl Philip an Princess Sofia and their family," says the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session on 13 September

Member of the Riksdag Kent Härstedt leads election monitoring mission in Belarus

Member of the Riksdag Kent Härstedt (Social Democratic Party) has been appointed Special Coordinator for the OSCE's election monitoring of the parliamentary elections in Belarus on 11 September. The appointment has been made by Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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