Last year Sweden conducted their first licensed wolf hunt in 45 years. During this year's wolf hunt 19 wolves were killed out of the 20 quota. The European Union stated that the wolf hunt was against a union directive. Swedish Environmental Minister Andreas Carlgren in a news conference, indicated that the “temporary halt” was to "ensure that Sweden does not lose the right to decid e on its own wolf population. The European Union threatened legal action if they did not halt the hunt. Carlgren says controlled hunts to deal with problem wolves may be possible. From All Headline News .