Earlier on 9 June: Restructuring deal with unions could collapse if Germany's economics steering committee decides to refuse loan guarantee.

8 June: GM go-it-alone decision may come back to haunt it.

8 June: Yet another postponement.

7 June: Refusal speculation mounts.

4 June: Deficit pressure grows.

3 June: Vauxhall loan up for new UK government's review.

2 June: GM confident of Germany 'yes'.

1 June: Opel details new deal with unions.

28 May: Decision makers not yet unanimous.

21 May: Opel/Vauxhall confirmed the loss of around 8,000 jobs across its European sites as it launched moves designed to return the company to profitability.