The European Commission has taken legal action against Sweden for allowing a wolf cull this year, even though the species is threatened with extinction.
The commission has raised concern over what it says is the “arbitrary ceiling” of 210 wolves the government has decided to allow in this country. During the controversial cull, hunters were licenced to kill 20, nearly 10 percent of the wolves here.
The Commission has opened a formal infringement procedure, which can lead to a case before the European Court of Justice.
In London, the responsible EU Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, talked to Swedish Radio News.
However, he does say that Sweden’s plan to improve the wolf gene pool by bringing in some wolves from outside the country does show good will.