Focus on health and sustainable development at the IPU's fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

On 19-20 August, the Speaker Andreas Norlén participated in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which was held virtually.

The Speaker at the memorial ceremony Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Memorial ceremony in the Riksdag for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic

A memorial ceremony for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic took place in the Riksdag on Wednesday 17 June.

Photo: Erik Peinar

The Speaker visits Estonia

The Speaker Andreas Norlén visited Estonia on 13 and 14 February together with five Swedish members of parliament. The programme during the two-day visit included meetings with representatives of the Estonian Parliament and Government and a visit to the old Swedish communities in Estonia.

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Nobel laureates visited the Riksdag

On Wednesday 11 December, three new Nobel laureates visited the former First Chamber of the Riksdag. The seminar was arranged by the Association of MPs and Researchers of the Swedish Parliament (RIFO), and the Speaker Andreas Norlén held the opening address.

Talmannen besökte Lettland oktober 2019. TM och Lettlands talman är på väg in i kammaren genom en stor dörr. Photo: Ernests Dinka / Lettlands talman

Focus on democracy and security during visit to Latvia

On 9-12 October, the Speaker Andreas Norlén paid an official visit to Latvia together with a delegation of members of the Riksdag. Among others, Andreas Norlén met the Speaker Ināra Mūrniece, President Egils Levits and Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, and participated in a security policy conference.

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.