Swedish Minister, Maud Olofsson Now Responds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by in 2000-2009


Photo Credit: SVT

Swedish Minister, Maud Olofsson responds to GM’s announced closure of Saab today according to SVT.

She looks angry at GM, and why not, they are to blame in this as they plan on “winding Saab down” afterall.

-A very sad news for all employees and will at the worst possible time, “said Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson (C) in his first comments on GM’s announcement that Saab closure.

“I am the first to complain that GM did not want to pursue the deal, she said, adding that she does not think GM has really clear about how the settlement will go to.

When Maud Olofsson later held a press conference in Trollhattan, she was more critical and noted that she is the GM who made the decision.

-Owners of Saab is GM and GM could have done much more for Saab in any year. The government has tried to make it as attractive as possible to be here in Trollhättan, “said Olofsson.

“Must take responsibility”
“But GM must now take responsibility. The most important thing now is to take care of the employees and the future, how to take advantage of expertise and what we can build for the new out of it, “says Olofsson.

But just a minute earlier, it is news that the government and the state would go into the Saab.
“We do not have the knowledge and not money,” said Olofsson.

Meeting in Trollhättan
She has called a meeting with concerned authorities and representatives of trade and business on Monday, in Trollhattan, to review the situation.

The meeting will among other things, clarify the need for more action than what has already been presented in the form of additional resources to the Employment Service and Almi, type TT.

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