Swedish prime minister and Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt called on Swedes to show tolerance to refugees seeking safety in the country in his summer speech on Saturday.
Four of ten calls to the Swedish police hotline are nothing but a waste of precious time, according to the operator, citing calls seeking advice about disobedient children and angry hedgehogs as examples.
Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance.
The youth wings of Sweden's political parties are readying themselves, acutely aware of the importance of being first when the start gun goes for putting up election posters in Stockholm at midnight on Saturday.