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Minister for enterprise sacks agency head after too much spend

The head of Tillväxtverket, Sweden’s agency for economic and regional growth, has been sacked after revelations in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the agency has been spending around 25,000 kronor (€3,000) per employee since January 2010 on travel, ski trips spa visits and luxury dinners. Christina Lugnet will be relieved of her responsibilities as from Thursday.
“The activities that [the agency] are responsible for are immensely important and for the agency to continue to develop and do a good job it needs a director general who holds the full confidence of Swedish trade and industry, of Sweden’s citizens as well as the government,” said the minister, Annie Lööf, in a statement.
The Local
[pictured: Christina Lugnet; courtesy  Tillväxtverket]

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