Have we been spoiled the last few days with our Swedes? Well, there's the problem with Detroit. The guys from the US do not want to give me a Saab 9-4x, which I somehow personally take. Otherwise, everything seemed to be running smoothly. Currently there are Murks and Swedish folk theater in Trollhättan again.
It started with Antonov, about which is speculated further. The Baltic millions are said to have infiltrated a detour in a certain Swedish automaker. There is evidence, depending on your point of view, or not. All that is certain is that Antonov's funds did not come from his own pockets, but from the pockets of Baltic savers. If the assumptions are correct, the speculation was at a high level. Let's see when Dagens Industri makes a story out of it.
It continues with Eric Geers, Saab press officer, who announced yesterday that the wages and salaries "most likely" will not come on time. Geers is innocent, he is only the messenger of the bad news. If you hear this, you ask yourself whether those responsible in Beijing and Trollhättan don't know about the explosiveness of punctual wage payments. Saab is under administration and such delays are risky. Especially since such appointments do not appear completely spontaneously and unexpectedly.
The IF Metal union, which is once again preparing to file for bankruptcy, came forward almost compulsively. You want to wait until Monday, but then ... Of course, this goes through the press and doesn't make things any better. A few minutes ago, the first Google messages pop up. This evening at the latest we have it on television on N24.
All of this is not good and to be honest, I don't like listening to this Swedish theater anymore. It is time to "dry up" the matter.
Is there anything positive to report? The Swedish government works, we know, in the background for Saab. Our carmaker is now known as "important to the Swedish auto industry". So today on radio P1. It didn't sound like that a few months ago, when Saab was dismissed as unimportant for the economy.
10.000 jobs in the auto industry are now an argument where the economy in Sweden is weakening. And a little more tailwind from Stockholm could have been good for Saab months ago.
Such a Swedish theater is also over, at some point the curtain falls. We are unintentionally in the front row and would like to do without this part of the production. If we stay brave and strong, we will take our optimism. Let's relax and see what the game plan will bring in the future.