During debates 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 between party leaders on EU policy is based on the Government’s priorities in its work on EU matters.
The debate is interpreted into sign language and English and is shown on the Riksdag webcast service.
The Prime Minister opens the debate with a presentation of the Government''s priorities in its work with EU matters. This address may take not more than 15 minutes. The party leader of the largest opposition party is given the floor for no longer than seven minutes. The other party leaders are given the floor for no longer than five minutes. There is no right of reply to these first addresses.
Following this, there is a second round of addresses of no more than two minutes each. There is free right of reply to the second address for those participating in the debate in the order of the size of their party. The duel method is applied with right of reply for no longer than one minute per rejoinder (a total of four minutes per duel).
The estimated time for the debate is approximately three hours 30 minutes.
A simultaneous interpretation of the debate is provided in English. The simultaneous interpretation is not an authorised translation. In the case of differences between the interpretation and what originally was said by each of the speakers in the debate, please check against the delivery of the original speaker.