Government marks anniversary of terror attack on Drottninggatan

On 7 April, the City of Stockholm and the Government will mark the anniversary of the terror attack on Drottninggatan. Several members of the Government will attend a memorial service and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will deliver a speech at a memorial concert in Kungsträdgården.

  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven thanks representatives of the police, the emergency services staff, the medical staff

    After the memorial service at Adolf Fredrik's Church Prime Minister Stefan Löfven thanks representatives of the police, the emergency services staff, the medical staff and others who made important contributions on 7 April last year.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

  • King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Archbishop Antje Jackelén

    King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Archbishop Antje Jackelén before the memorial service at Adolf Fredrik's Church in Stockholm.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

  • government ministers

    Several government ministers on their way to the memorial service at Adolf Fredrik's Church in Stockholm.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

  • Isabella Lövin

    Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, arrives to the memorial service at Adolf Fredrik's Church in Stockholm.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government offices

  • Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla standing outside

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla Löfven left flowers on the spot where the attack took Place last year.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

  • Martin Svenningsen och Gustav Fridolin

    Martin Svenningsen (to the right) was an eyewitness to the terror attack last year and delivered a speech during the memorial concert. Here he is talking to Gustav Fridolin, Minister for Education.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government offices

  • Audience during the memorial concert in Kungsträdgården

    Several artists performed during the memorial concert in Kungsträdgården and Prime minister Stefan Löfven delivered a speech.

    Phot: Ninni Andersson/Governemnt Offices

The commemoration will begin at 12.00 with a memorial service at Adolf Fredrik's Church for relatives, people particularly affected, police officers, emergency services staff, medical staff and others who made important contributions on 7 April last year. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and many other government ministers will attend. The memorial service will be led by Vicar Annika Millde. Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Eva Brunne and representatives of Stockholm's interreligious council IRIS will also take part.

At around 14.15–15.00 there will be a memorial concert in Kungsträdgården organised by the City of Stockholm to honour the victims and their families, and to remind us all that Stockholm is and should be an open and democratic city. Stefan Löfven will deliver a speech during the concert.

Government's work to combat terrorism

Since the terror attack on Drottninggatan on 7 April 2017, the Government's work to combat terrorism has intensified. Here are a few examples of measures taken over the past year.

  • In June 2017, cross-party agreements were reached on additional anti-terrorism measures.
  • Criminal anti-terrorism legislation will be further tightened and made more comprehensive. Tightened regulations will make it possible to intervene earlier against people who intend to commit terrorist offences.
  • The Government has proposed total reinforcements for the period 2017–2020 of SEK 9.8 billion to the Swedish Police Authority and SEK 213 million to the Swedish Security Service.

All information about the Government's work to combat terrorism is available at:

Combating terrorism