In Sweden - three years after the end of Saab Automobile AB - the history of Saab is reappraised. It is no coincidence that a new Saab book has been published in the middle of the final phase of the election campaign.
In “Saabs sista strid”, television journalist Jens B. Nordström sheds light on what could be freely translated as “Saab's last fight”, the Victor Muller era.
In summary, he writes about broken dreams, economic madness and the greatest bankruptcy in recent Swedish history. He describes Saab as the crown jewel of Swedish industry, while Muller, on the other hand, does not get away as well. For the Dutchman, he highlights the “dark sides”, the losses at Spyker and the often somewhat questionable companions.
Circus Muller - a settlement
You have to know that the author already in 2011 under the title “Circus Muller”Had written a book about the former Saab CEO. The book, at least 320 pages long, begins with the student days, Mullers Playboy time, and continues through the Spyker foundation to Saab. The first details that have now become known from the Saab book published a few days ago appear to be piquant and shed new light on Swedish politics.
Finance Minister Anders Borg is accused of delaying the Saab bankruptcy. With the cessation of production in spring 2011, the EIB would have had to call in the loan paid out to Saab. Borg is said to have prevented this by writing a letter to the bank requesting a moratorium. The EIB responded to the request, Saab Automobile AB went bankrupt only months later 9.
The finance minister, who will not be pleased with these revelations in the middle of the election campaign, gave no statement today. But it leaves Swedish politics, previously classified as passive in the Saab case, in a more active role than expected. The discussion about the events of 2011 - they have only just started in Sweden ... more revelations could follow.
The new Saab book Unfortunately, it was only released in Swedish and has been available for several days.