Saab News Stockholm: Maud Olofsson writes Vladimir Antonov

Maud Olofsson
Maud Olofsson

Maud Olofsson, Swedish Minister of Economic Affairs recently received a letter from Vladimir Antonov concerning Saab. Today, the minister answered, presenting her view of things.

The letter, today after a very long day on the road in Saab affairs, exceptionally in the original - without translation.

Maud Olofsson writes to Vladimir Antonov:

Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and

Communications Sweden

Dear Mr Antonov,

Thank you for your letter.

I appreciate your commitment to Saab. As you are well aware of, the Swedish government has put a lot of effort into the automotive industry. We have done so because of this industry is important for Sweden. During the years it has been a source of jobs and growth. We are many who find pride in Swedish cars.

Act as feisty as the financial crisis in the fall of 2008. As the first country in Europe we launched a special automotive package. In total SEK 28 billion was set aside. This package, through the state guarantee for an EIB loan, makes it possible for Spyker to close the deal with General Motors and take over Saab automobiles.

A lot has happened since Saab still faces challenges. I know that the Saab business day and night to find new short and long term solutions. In most cases these solutions do not involve the involvement of the Swedish government.

No one should hesitate on the fact that I and the Swedish government are committed to the Swedish automotive industry. I dare say that I have been given my time as a minister.

As you have noticed, I want to resign from my role as leader of the Center Party this autumn. Regarding my future as Minister, that is a decision for the next party leader to take. I have prepared and willing to continue.

Regardless of who wants to hold the position as Minister for Enterprise and Energy, I can guarantee you that you want to give them their full attention to their mission. That includes giving political support to the Swedish automotive industry and Saab.

Regardless of who wants to hold the position as Minister for Enterprise and Energy, I can guarantee you that you want to give them their full attention to their mission. That includes giving political support to the Swedish automotive industry and Saab.

Yours sincereley

Maud Olofsson

One thought on "Saab News Stockholm: Maud Olofsson writes Vladimir Antonov"

  • ... somehow it reminds me of the cult “the same procedure every year” or: where are politicians and their meaningless statements actually bred ...?

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