Lundgren director of Swedish National Debt Office poses in Stockholm

 
Lundgren director of Swedish National Debt Office poses in Stockholm
Bo Lundgren, director of the Swedish National Debt Office is pictured in Stockholm September 9, 2011. A property bubble, banks near collapse, a currency under pressure and the future of a cushy European social welfare state in question. This is not Europe 2012 but Sweden 1992. And Bo Lundgren, the fast-talking politician and financial official known as "Mr. Fix It", who then helped rescue Sweden from its worst crisis since the 1930s, says history lessons are being forgotten. Picture taken September 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix (SWEDEN - Tags: BUSINESS PROFILE HEADSHOT) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN