Swedish PM in hot water over eel fishing scandal

The European eel, shown here in a file photo, is an endangered species (picture BBC)

BBC reported that Sweden’s prime minister has been caught up in a political row after it emerged he hired a top aide who went eel fishing illegally, and misled the police about it.

Ulf Kristersson has admitted he knew Peter Magnus Nilsson had broken the law before appointing him last October.

The aide’s behaviour was “stupid”, but did not mean  Nilsson was unsuitable for the job, the PM said.

The opposition Social Democrats are calling on Nilsson to resign.

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