May 28 (Reuters) - The European Commission called a meeting of European trade and economy ministers for Friday to discuss the future of carmaker Opel and its plants in Europe. [ID:nLS81672] [ID:nLR4049] [ID:nLS235317] Here is a summary of recent events at Opel, founded in 1863 and bought by GM in 1929: Nov. 2008 - Opel asks Germany for state loan guarantees. Feb. 2009 - GM presents restructuring plan to the U.S. government, puts its Swedish unit Saab up for sale and says it will need ...
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