A Common Future for Saab and Opel?

Saab filed for insolvency protection on Friday morning, just days after American parent company General Motors signalled it would seek to divest itself of the Swedish carmaker. The development was only the latest in what has become an existential crisis for GM's European units, which include Sweden's Saab and Germany's Opel—firms that are deeply ingrained in the national identity of both countries.

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