People walking outside of the Riksdag building. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Riksdag during the summer

There will be interpellation debates in the Chamber on 25 August and 1 and 8 September during which Government ministers will answer questions asked by members of the Riksdag. The new parliamentary session, 2016/17, will begin on 13 September. Until the opening of the parliamentary session, the members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities. During this time, they have the opportunity to address written questions to Government ministers. Guided tours of the Riksdag will be given in English on weekdays at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. during the summer.

Party leaders met in a debate

A debate between party leaders was held in the Riksdag on 15 June. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) delivered the first speech. During the debate between party leaders, the leaders of all the parties represented in the Riksdag have the opportunity to argue in favour of the policies they wish to pursue. The debate can be viewed on-demand via the Riksdag webcast service. The debate was interpreted into English.

Yes to memorandum of understanding with NATO on host nation support (UFöU4)

Sweden can inter into a memorandum of understanding with NATO. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The agreement should make it easier to make practical preparations, also known as host nation support, to enable foreign units to operate inside Swedish borders.