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Joint declaration on todays meeting Zypries with PSA chairman Tavares Joint Declaration from the meeting in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 5 April
Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries and PSA- Chairman of the Board Carlos Tavares
Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, today hosted a discussion between representatives of the Federal Government, Länder, IG Metall (metal-workers trade union) and the general works council of Opel, and Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA, and Olivier Bourges, General Counselor of PSA, on the planned acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by PSA Group.
In addition to Minister Zypries and State Secretary Matthias Machnig, the meeting was attended by Marie-Luise Dreyer, Minister-President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President of the Free State of Thuringia, Tarek Al-Wazir, Economic Affairs Minister of the State of Hesse, Jörg Hofmann, First Chair of IG Metall, and Lothar Sorger, deputy chair of the general works council of Adam Opel AG.
Minister Zypries: "I am glad that we have made further progress, not least in the interest of the employees of Opel/Vauxhall. I particularly welcome the commitment by Mr Tavares to respect and continue all the collective agreements. The Federal Government and the Länder will continue to lend their constructive support to the process of merging PSA and Opel/Vauxhall."