Opel: Stand up against the Germans
The metal and technology industry federation Agoria has called on the Flemish Government to stand its ground in its efforts to save the General Motors factory in Antwerp.
It is claimed that the Antwerp plant could be axed in order to save Opel factories in Germany.
Agoria says that the Opel factory in Antwerp is one of the company’s most efficient.
The organisation claims that the German Government is putting pressure on potential buyers of General Motors Europe in order to secure German jobs.
The German government is prepared to provide generous subsidies to either Magna or RHJ if they agree to keep Opel’s four German factories open.
Agoria has asked the Flemish government to take a more assertive stance to counter the pressure being exerted by the government in Berlin.
Agoria has come to the conclusion that Flanders should raise the issue with the European Commission.