Bundesministerin Brigitte Zypries reist nach Paris für Gespräche über Opel; Quelle: BMWi/Maurice Weiss Enlarge

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Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries is visiting Paris today to meet with her French counterparts Ms Ségolène Royal and Mr Michel Sapin to discuss economic policy issues. Minister Zypries will first meet with Ms Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea in Charge of International Relations on the Climate, to exchange views on Franco-German cooperation in the field of energy.

Afterwards, she will hold talks with the French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Mr Michel Sapin, on current economic policy issues in both the bilateral and European context.

The talks will focus on the ongoing negotiations on an alliance of PSA Group with Adam Opel AG, the current political situation in Europe, European industrial and trade policy, and possibilities of closer Franco-German cooperation to foster growth and investment in Europe.