Mary Barra

Germany worried of jobs cuts from possible sale of GM's Opel

German politicians are expressing concern about a possible takeover of General Motors' Opel division by France's PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet discussed the possible consequences for German workers Wednesday.

Opel employs 19,000 people in Germany out of a total work force of 38,000. And it's an election year in Germany, which means politicians are particularly sensitive to anything that might mean job losses.

Labor Minister Andrea Nahles said that Opel's headquarters must remain in Ruesselsheim, Germany, the dpa news agency reported.

PSA and GM said Tuesday that they were talking about expanding their current...