Löfven's Berlin visit interrupted by Greenpeace

Police stepped in this evening when Greenpeace activists disrupted a meeting between Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, in Berlin, on Wednesday evening.

The environmental organization is demanding that the Swedish government prevent the state-owned energy company Vattenfall from selling its German lignite--or brown coal--division. Greenpeace wants it to be totally decommissioned instead.

Earlier in the day, Löfven met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time, and while two of the big issues they talked about were the crisis in Ukraine and the European economy, the most concrete question concerned European policy on refugees. Both Sweden and Germany are among the EU countries that accept the most refugees, and the two countries agreed that they want to push for a "better distribution of the burdens" within the EU, according to

Swedish Radio News.