The Green Party, the Sweden Democrats and the Christian Democrats all climbed in a recent voters' poll, with all three parties reaching their highest results this year, while the opposition parties maintained their lead over the Alliance government.
The night between Christmas Day and Boxing Day kept Swedish police officers busy with plenty of drunkenness and several brawls.
Strong winds and plenty of fresh snow have caused Swedish meteorologists to raise the alarm for potential avalanches.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it had filed a complaint to seek a US import ban on some Ericsson products in an escalating patent battle with the Swedish mobile giant.
Swedish police fear that a 17 year-old boy has drowned after a tractor went through the ice in western Sweden late Tuesday evening. His companion managed to get out safely.