Swedish society has an anti-Semitism problem, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told press in Paris, where he is participating in a climate meet to mark the anniversary of the 2015 Paris agreement.
"We need to see it clearly. In Malmö we see it, and in Gothenburg. It is up to us to both counteract and prevent this," he said, referring to a weekend which saw anti-Semitic slogans chanted at a demonstration in Malmö and a Molotov cocktail attack on a Gothenburg synagogue.
"We need to be really clear that such anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews has no place in our society. This shouldn't have any place," Löfven said, in comments which expanded on an earlier statement in which he said he was "terribly upset" by the weekend's events and called for "a tolerant and open society where everyone feels safe".