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Vladimir Putin Digs VW’s XL1 Concept
Vladimir Putin Digs VW’s XL1 Concept

8 Apr 2013, 17:03 UTC / Still waiting for the Russian car industry to provide him a new limousine, Russian President Vladimir Putin went to see the latest trends in the car industry at the 2013 Hannover Messe Industrie. ...

 
WikiLeaks: Merkel Furios Over GM-Opel Flip Flop
WikiLeaks: Merkel Furios Over GM-Opel Flip Flop

30 Nov 2010, 12:38 UTC / The diplomatic world is in turmoil, as we already know, following the continuous release of countless diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks. Some of you also remember last year's soap opera threeso...

 
Opel Aid Rejected
Opel Aid Rejected

10 Jun 2010, 10:35 UTC / Following a few months of uncertainty and debate over the €1.1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in loan guarantees for German carmaker Opel, a decision has been reached. An unpleasing one, as the loan ...

 
Germany Starts National Electric Mobility Platform
Germany Starts National Electric Mobility Platform

3 May 2010, 10:32 UTC / The EV endeavors of the German state became official this Monday, as Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel started the National Electric Mobility Platform (NEMP), a means for Germany to become the leader...

 
Merkel Wants GM Opel Plan Fast
Merkel Wants GM Opel Plan Fast

6 Nov 2009, 11:17 UTC / Taken a bit by surprise by the blunt announcement that "GM board decides to retain Opel," German chancellor Angela Merkel found herself with her hands tied. As it appears there's noth...

 
UK Complains About Merkel's State Aid for Opel
UK Complains About Merkel's State Aid for Opel

20 Sep 2009, 10:21 UTC / Germany's projected state aid for Opel is slowly sparking protectionism accusations; yet, German chancellor Angela Merkel stands by her decision to help Opel. {ad| “We are naturally dete...

 
Merkel: Opel Decision Needed "Urgently"
Merkel: Opel Decision Needed "Urgently"

24 Aug 2009, 08:27 UTC / After the decision regarding the future owner of GM's Opel was not taken, as expected, last week, German politicians stepped in and criticized both GM and the US which, in their opinion, now ho...

 
GM Delays Opel Sale, Angries Germany
GM Delays Opel Sale, Angries Germany

23 Aug 2009, 09:26 UTC / Fed up with all the delaying GM chooses to do over the sale of its European unit Opel, German officials lashed out at the American manufacturer and US government alike yesterday. The most fierce com...

 
RHJ Offers 275 Million Euros for Opel
RHJ Offers 275 Million Euros for Opel

17 Jul 2009, 10:55 UTC / Making a final push for the acquisition of the German manufacturer Opel, Belgian financial investor RHJ offered 275 million euros for a 50.1 percent stake. Called "Project Beam", RHJ'...

 
Merkel Supports Magna
Merkel Supports Magna

17 Jul 2009, 09:41 UTC / German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again expressed her support for Magna in its race to get control of German manufacturer Opel and even went as far as saying that a final deal will be reached ove...

 
Obama Backed Magna, Germans Celebrate
Obama Backed Magna, Germans Celebrate

30 May 2009, 17:40 UTC / As we already told you earlier today, the German government and the American manufacturer GM came to an understanding regarding the future owner of Opel. Now, thanks to German chancellor Angela Merk...

 
Fiat Backs Down on Opel Deal
Fiat Backs Down on Opel Deal

29 May 2009, 09:35 UTC / It is unclear yet whether this is just a mean for Fiat to twist the German government's arm or a real sign that Fiat will give up on Opel out of frustration at rival bidder Magna, but the Itali...

 
GM Will Meet with EU on Friday the 13th
GM Will Meet with EU on Friday the 13th

10 Mar 2009, 15:57 UTC / No superstition seems to be strong enough to keep European Commission representatives to meet with the ones of General Motors and other stakeholders this Friday. With the future of some 300,000 peop...