EU To Hold Talks On GM Plants

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Commission says it will host talks on Friday to coordinate government efforts to save General Motors Corp.'s European operations.

EU spokesman Ton Van Lierop says economy and industry ministers from EU countries are invited to share information over potential plans to save jobs. GM officials will not be present.

The U.S. carmaker has operations in Germany, Belgium, France, Britain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Spain, and Hungary.

The EU is increasingly worried over the company's fate and job losses at its European brands Opel and Vauxhall.

All-night talks in Berlin on the future of Opel that ended Thursday failed to make headway. Some 25,000 people work for Opel in Germany, nearly half of GM Europe's total work force.

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