Speaking at a joint press conference in Stockholm, the head of the Swedish National Debt Office, Bo Lundgren, and Minister for Enterprise, Maud Olofsson, announced that they have given the green light to go ahead with the Saab-Spyker deal. “The National Debt Office has approved of the government’s loan intentions”, said Olofsson according to the news agency TT. “Therefore the National Debt Office can now sign an agreement with the European Investment Bank”, added Olofsson.
Earlier, Spyker’s CEO Victor Muller said he expected the deal to be concluded next week if everything goes as planned. It is uncertain though when the regular production at Saab’s Trollhättan plant will start again.