This may be old news to many, but it’s worth having on the front page to remind everyone that one of Saab’s greatest champions is still waiting on the sidelines waiting for approval. Lars Carlstrom continues to remind the press about Vladimir Antonov’s interest in having a formal stake in Saab, and was interviewed today by SvD.
“We have received indications that GM is sympathetic to him, so we hope the government takes a serious effort and speak out with GM so that we will get away from this lengthy decision-making,” says Lars Carlstrom who SvD (and SU) thinks been highly critical of the Swedish government.
According to SvD, he is ready to transfer money the day after he’s approved. “It’s just prestige and policies that govern this nonsense in the process. Are you willing to bet 10,000 jobs in the prestige issue? If we were approved today the money would be there in the morning.”
He’s less concerned about the recent board resignations, and sees them as Tim explained, as a way for the members to legally separate themselves from the potential fall out. “Given the turmoil you’re worried about personal responsibility. It is understandable, it is not meant that people should have to undergo this ordeal,” he said, but added that a new board should be formed “within days.”
Thanks to Börjesson for the tip.