FEATURE-European carmakers swap machines for men in east

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By Rebecca Harrison MIOVENI, Romania, June 25 (Reuters) - In Romania, people are cheaper than robots. Which explains why western European carmakers are scrambling to open factories here and in other parts of eastern Europe, away from costly labour and rigid rules at home. While most companies insist they are simply chasing new markets rather than shifting production away from existing sites, analysts say the demise of large-scale car manufacturing in western Europe is inevitable. ...

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