Volkswagen AG will idle several of its European plants over the Easter holiday in late March to reduce inventories, cutting output by 15,000 units. The move will impact VW plants in Bratislava, Slovakia; Brussels, Belgium; Emden, Germany; Mosel and Wolfsburg, Germany. Workers at the affected plants will receive a 5-day furlough. The production halt is the second in less than six months. Last fall, the auto maker ordered a week-long work stoppage in the wake of declining demand following ...

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