In this difficult moment, Swedish authorities, including the police and hospitals, are doing everything they can to save lives and maintain our safety," Löfven said. When asked what the event would mean for Sweden if the deed should turn out to be a terror attack, the prime minister responded: Terrorists want. Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has expressed his horror at Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona – Europe's eleventh vehicle ramming attack in just. The prime minister Stefan Löfven has called it "a horrendous attack" and the police has been very careful about calling it a terror attack. But they have confirmed that they are working from the hypothesis that it could be "an action being performed by a terrorist". TT. 8. The aftermath. The people of Sweden.