Peugeot proposal to buy GM's Opec quickly hits German headwinds

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Berlin - PSA Group’s proposal to buy General Motors Company’s Opel brand quickly ran into headwinds in Germany, with political and labour leaders vowing to protect jobs and the unit’s manufacturing footprint in the country.

"The company carries responsibility for the sites, the development centre and securing employment," German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries, a Social Democrat, said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg.

"This is my clear expectation regarding General Motors."

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