GM executives from Detroit and Europe to meet with European lawmakers Friday

Executives from General Motors in Detroit and Europe will be meeting with European lawmakers Friday.

“We have invited for next Friday the highest representatives from General Motors Europe and Detroit. We hope that the Chief Operating Officer from Detroit will be coming,” Commission spokesman Ton van Lierop said.

Lierop said that the industry and economy ministers from all 27 EU countries have been invited and expects those countries in which GM has factories and suppliers to attend, reports Automotive News.

General Motors Europe is seeking a government loan of 3.3 billion euros ($4.2 billion USD) to avoid financial stress. According to German media, GM Europe has threatened to close three Opel plants and fire 11,000 people.