Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan. Photo: Johan Lundahl/Försvarsmakten

Swedish participation in the mission in Afghanistan to be extended

Sweden's participation in NATO's training and advice mission, RSM, in Afghanistan is to be extended until 31 December 2020. The Swedish force on location in Afghanistan will consist of a maximum of 50 persons. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

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.

Continued Swedish participation in military operations in Iraq

Sweden will continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to be extended

Swedish participation in NATO's training and advice mission, the Resolute Support Mission, in Afghanistan is to be extended. Sweden will also continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

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.