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VW counts cost of emissions scandal as other German carmakers join massive recall

Volkswagen will take a 16.2 billion euro hit over its emissions-test cheating scandal as other German carmakers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel engine technology.

Volkswagen will take a 16.2 billion euro hit over its emissions-test cheating scandal as other German carmakers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel engine technology.

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End of the line at Opel's Bochum plant

“The heart of Opel has ceased to beat,” that was the reaction of one employee as the last car rolled off the production line at the Bochum plant in

“The heart of Opel has ceased to beat,” that was the reaction of one employee as the last car rolled off the production line at the Bochum plant in

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GM's Opel cuts Russian production on slumping sales

General Motors’ Opel division in Russia is slashing production and shedding around 500 jobs. The US carmaker blames a plunge in local demand due

General Motors’ Opel division in Russia is slashing production and shedding around 500 jobs. The US carmaker blames a plunge in local demand due

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Opel set to close production plant in Germany

Opel’s production plant at Bochum in Germany is set to stop production in three years’ time. The loss-making German arm of General Motors will end

Opel’s production plant at Bochum in Germany is set to stop production in three years’ time. The loss-making German arm of General Motors will end

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European car giants reportedly halt talks

Peugeot and General Motors have put the brakes on talks due to the French car makers financial problems and government-backed bailout, according to

Peugeot and General Motors have put the brakes on talks due to the French car makers financial problems and government-backed bailout, according to

Europe

European Commission agrees to support ailing European car industry

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

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GM told cut your losses with Opel-Vauxhall

Dump Opel and Vauxhall – that was the blunt message to General Motors from analysts at Morgan Stanley. They point out that GM’s decision not to

Dump Opel and Vauxhall – that was the blunt message to General Motors from analysts at Morgan Stanley. They point out that GM’s decision not to

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Opel CEO steps aside

The CEO of General Motors’ European business has stepped down. Karl Friedrich Stracke, who was head of the loss making Opel, is moving aside despite

The CEO of General Motors’ European business has stepped down. Karl Friedrich Stracke, who was head of the loss making Opel, is moving aside despite

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Writing on wall for Opel's Bochum plant

Anxious workers at Opel’s Bochum factory, one of four the General Motors-owned subsidiary has in Germany, are worried the axe is about to fall on

Anxious workers at Opel’s Bochum factory, one of four the General Motors-owned subsidiary has in Germany, are worried the axe is about to fall on

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GM chooses UK for Astra, bad news for Bochum

General Motors is to build the next generation of its Astra compact car in Britain creating 700 new jobs. The decision came after workers at its

General Motors is to build the next generation of its Astra compact car in Britain creating 700 new jobs. The decision came after workers at its

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Opel-Vauxhall closure uncertainty continues

The uncertainty continues for thousands of workers at Opel and Vauxhall. US parent company General Motors — fed up with years of steep losses — is

The uncertainty continues for thousands of workers at Opel and Vauxhall. US parent company General Motors — fed up with years of steep losses — is

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Two European GM plants set to close - report

General Motors’ European division is reportedly planning to close two plants to cut manufacturing capacity by almost a third. Union sources said

General Motors’ European division is reportedly planning to close two plants to cut manufacturing capacity by almost a third. Union sources said

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Europe holds back GM's profit

There was mixed profit news from General Motors as the US carmaker made far more money in its home market than industry watchers had

There was mixed profit news from General Motors as the US carmaker made far more money in its home market than industry watchers had

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Last of the German playboys

The legendary German playboy and former husband of French actress Brigitte Bardot, has killed himself. 78 year-old Gunter Sachs is reported to have

The legendary German playboy and former husband of French actress Brigitte Bardot, has killed himself. 78 year-old Gunter Sachs is reported to have

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End of the road for Opel Antwerp

Opel’s car assembly plant in Antwerp, Belgium, is to close at the end of the year. Parent company General Motors said it had been unable to find an

Opel’s car assembly plant in Antwerp, Belgium, is to close at the end of the year. Parent company General Motors said it had been unable to find an

Business

GM triples Opel financing

General Motors has tripled the mount of money it will put into the restructuring of its European arm Opel and Vauxhall and reduced the amount of

General Motors has tripled the mount of money it will put into the restructuring of its European arm Opel and Vauxhall and reduced the amount of

Europe

Awaiting Commission views on Opel plan

Belgium and Germany remain in suspense over a pending assessment by the new European Commission of a General Motors restructuring plan for its Opel

Belgium and Germany remain in suspense over a pending assessment by the new European Commission of a General Motors restructuring plan for its Opel

Business

Opel wants aid to fund job cuts

General Motors European division Opel and Vauxhall has asked the German federal and state governments for 1.5 billion euros in state aid. That will

General Motors European division Opel and Vauxhall has asked the German federal and state governments for 1.5 billion euros in state aid. That will

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Opel confirms painful restructuring plan

A painful restructuring plan has been confirmed by Opel, the European division of General Motors. The company says it will go ahead and cut 8,300

A painful restructuring plan has been confirmed by Opel, the European division of General Motors. The company says it will go ahead and cut 8,300

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Opel workers call for 'unified social Europe'

Opel workers union representatives converging on a threatened factory in Belgium are demanding European unity. They reject General Motors’ Europe’s

Opel workers union representatives converging on a threatened factory in Belgium are demanding European unity. They reject General Motors’ Europe’s

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GM and the Opel-Vauxhall sale saga

On the 6th of July 2009 a US judge announced a bankruptcy plan for the car giant General Motors. GM filed for protection on June 1 and in agreeing

On the 6th of July 2009 a US judge announced a bankruptcy plan for the car giant General Motors. GM filed for protection on June 1 and in agreeing

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Union leaders travel to axed Opel plant

Union representatives from across Europe have travelled to the doomed Opel plant in Belgium in a show of solidarity with workers there. The Antwerp

Union representatives from across Europe have travelled to the doomed Opel plant in Belgium in a show of solidarity with workers there. The Antwerp

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Opel workers protest at Brussels motor show

A group of workers from the Opel factory in Antwerp, which parent company General Motors is closing this year, have disrupted the Brussels motor

A group of workers from the Opel factory in Antwerp, which parent company General Motors is closing this year, have disrupted the Brussels motor

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Fury in Antwerp as GM announces Opel closure

Opel workers in the Belgian city of Antwerp have downed tools and blockaded the car plant in response to the GM announcement that the factory is to

Opel workers in the Belgian city of Antwerp have downed tools and blockaded the car plant in response to the GM announcement that the factory is to

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GM shuts Opel plant in Belgium

American car maker General Motors has announced that its Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium is to close in June this year. Some 2,600 jobs will go at

American car maker General Motors has announced that its Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium is to close in June this year. Some 2,600 jobs will go at

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Opel confirms intention to close Belgian plant

Beleaguered car maker Opel has confirmed it intends to close its assembly plant in the Belgian port city of Antwerp. It is a devastating blow but

Beleaguered car maker Opel has confirmed it intends to close its assembly plant in the Belgian port city of Antwerp. It is a devastating blow but

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Opel workers fear Antwerp plant closure

Workers at Opel’s Antwerp plant in Belgium are bracing themselves for their factory’s closure after weeks of uncertainty. US owner General Motors

Workers at Opel’s Antwerp plant in Belgium are bracing themselves for their factory’s closure after weeks of uncertainty. US owner General Motors

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Tough times ahead for Opel/Vauxhall

The head of General Motors Europe has warned workers at Opel and its sister brand in the UK Vauxhall of challenging times ahead. GM Europe

The head of General Motors Europe has warned workers at Opel and its sister brand in the UK Vauxhall of challenging times ahead. GM Europe

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GM present re-structuring plan for Opel

GM have announced they will be keeping all Opel plants in Germany open. The US car-maker has presented its restructuring plans for the ailing brand

GM have announced they will be keeping all Opel plants in Germany open. The US car-maker has presented its restructuring plans for the ailing brand

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A fifth of jobs could be cut at Opel

Up to 9,500 European jobs could be cut at car-maker Opel, if General Motors implement their reorganisation plan. That adds up to nearly 20 per

Up to 9,500 European jobs could be cut at car-maker Opel, if General Motors implement their reorganisation plan. That adds up to nearly 20 per