Swedish Minister Maud Olofsson Visits Trollhättan, Sweden

Posted on 23. Feb, 2009 by in 2000-2009, Trollhättan, Sweden


Photo Credit: Saab History / 2005

TTELA reports that the Swedish Minister Maud Olofsson, plans on visiting Saab Automobile’s management board In Trollhättan, Sweden today, Monday, February 23rd.

Olofsson, along with Labor Minister Sven-Otto Littorin as well as Secretary of State Jöran Hägglund, and regional coordinators, Arbetsformedling and the University of Trollhättan (University West), will be meeting to discuss the plans for reconstruction.

There will be press conference covering this meeting at noon.

Here is the piece below loosely translated:

Published February 22, 2009 Updated February 22, 2009

Today, Olofsson “She should also meet the public”

TROLLHÄTTAN Today is expected to Industry Minister Maud Olofsson to Trollhättan to meet management and union representatives in the Saab.
– She should meet with general also, like the unemployed Trollhätte Borna Kevin Figoni and Johan Hasselberg.

Talks between the government and the Saab is taking off again today and then in place in Trollhättan. In addition to the management of Saab Automobile will nutritional mins tern and her entourage, Labor Minister Sven-Otto Littorin, and Secretary of State Jöran Hägglund, meet along with the regional coordinators.

– We hope for constructive talks and information on what the conditions under which, “says Kent Johansson (C), the Regional Council and regional samordningsman for government and party colleague the Minister for Trade.

Johanssons hope is to further the business plans can be presented during the reconstruction work. Plans to get the government to backtrack on his no to the loan guarantee. But any kind of information may already think he is not.
– However, I will insist on the importance of the government also creates solutions for vehicle manufacturers and subcontractors borrowing and on the need for further efforts in areas of research and development in Trollhättan and the Västra Götaland, “he says.

The main question – to clarify the ägarfrÃ¥gan as General Motors pulling out, has received government with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at the forefront over the weekend to repeat that as long as the question of who will own Saab remains unanswered, the government may not act.
– We must have a counterpart, “said Reinfeldt told TT.

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Several Trollhättebor as TTELA talked to are convinced that there may be interested to Saab.
– Absolutely. But it may require that the government injects capital first. Moreover, we should Trollhättebor and many other better to take a social responsibility and actually start to drive the Saab to a greater extent, says Erland Johansson operating Troll Cart AB in Trollhättan.

The young Kevin Figoni and Johan Hasselberg are both unemployed. They feel that the competition for jobs is fierce right now.
– How it would be if Saab went bankrupt and several thousand more would be unemployed dare we hardly think about. What is the price not the State, says Johan Hasselberg.

Both he and Kevin Figoni think Maud Olofsson should take the time to even meet with the public in Trollhättan.
– She could hear voices on the spot. Realize what Saab does for this town, not only for those working in the factory. The knowledge can not be read to in Stockholm, they say.

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