Ex-minister fined for TV fee dodge

Sweden's former culture minister Cecilia Stegö Chilò has been told to pay a fine of 900 kronor after admitting not paying her television licence over a period of many years.

Stegö Chilò was forced to resign after just ten days after it was revealed that she had not paid her TV licence for 16 years, despite the fact that she had a television at home.

The former minister, who has already repaid the 22,000 kronor she owed for the licence, has been told by prosecutors that she can pay the fine to avoid further legal action.

Everyone who owns a television in Sweden is required to pay the 1825 kronor fee, which is used to fund public service broadcasters SVT, SR and UR.