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Swedish chief who resigned over pandemic holiday appointed to new role


By Euronews


Dan Eliasson had resigned from his submit as director-usual of the Swedish Contingencies Company.

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A senior Swedish legit who resigned after ignoring his non-public company’s recommendation by taking a holiday in the end of the COVID-19 pandemic has been appointed to a brand fresh advisory contrivance.

Dan Eliasson has taken up the fresh space of Director-Total of the Authorities Places of work in Sweden, the authorities relish confirmed to Euronews.

The legit had previously served as the head of the Swedish Civil Security Company (MSB) but supplied his resignation earlier this month after popular criticism.

Eliasson had travelled to Spain’s Canary Islands over Christmas to chat over with his daughter, despite Swedish authorities ideas towards international visits.

Though no longer towards the regulation, Swedish electorate had expressed anger and indignation that a senior legit had uncared for his non-public company’s recommendation. In December, the MSB had despatched text messages across the country, urging Swedes no longer to scurry back and forth in a foreign country.

Eliasson had said that the time out turn out to be as soon as “essential” and of “deepest importance”, but later requested to head away his space after the response from the public and other MSB officers.

“The crucial thing is how we as a society tackle the pandemic and that every one heart of attention is on the incredibly crucial assignment,” Eliasson said in a press release.

“The MSB as an authority will must relish the finest that you just might maybe well well divulge instances to invent its crucial assignment”.

But in a press release to Euronews, a spokesperson for the Swedish Authorities Places of work’ press service confirmed that Eliasson had been appointed to a brand fresh space after requesting a transfer.

“Heads of authorities relish a fixed-period of time appointment and can’t be pushed aside in the end of an ongoing employment,” the notify said.

“Alternatively, they is at possibility of be transferred to 1 other employment that is appointed in the same manner, ie. by authorities resolution.”

The spokesperson additionally confirmed that Eliasson would abet the wage and period of employment on the transfer, though the Swedish authorities turn out to be as soon as come what might maybe accountable for designating his fresh duties.

“He shall general identify the areas where it is main to study the laws with a contrivance so to tackle crises of assorted nature and imply a job for persisted work to manufacture proposals for changes in associated regulations.”

The senior legit had been heavily inflamed by the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in his earlier space.

Sweden’s parliament just currently accredited a brand fresh regulation that will give the authorities fresh, temporary powers in the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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