BARCELONA Feb 25 General Motors still
believes it can strike a deal in the next few days with German
labour unions over a restructuring of its loss-making European
arm Opel, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky told Reuters on Monday.
"We hope that we can reach a deal by the end of the month,"
said Girsky, speaking on the sidelines of the Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona.
Girsky said he did not currently foresee talks stretching
into March, which could have forced incoming GM Europe chief
Karl-Thomas Neumann to get involved in the politically sensitive
"Both sides have a plan and we agreed on a deadline. We are
working towards it, and hopefully we can come with something,"
When asked about the status of the talks, Girsky said the
"negotiations are progressing."