PARIS Feb 22 PSA Group's proposed
acquisition of Opel from General Motors offers benefits
to all sides but the companies must address concerns about jobs,
French Economy Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday.
Sapin said the deal could create a big European car maker,
but it was up to the companies' executives to demonstrate in
talks with governments and unions that all the countries would
"It's an operation that can bear benefits for each side on
certain conditions, (and) the main condition is jobs," Sapin
said after a meeting with the German and Polish finance
Sapin is due to speak later on Wednesday with PSA CEO Carlos
Tavares and with German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries about
the deal on Thursday.
(Reporting by Leigh Thomas ; Editing by Matthias Blamont)