Are Opel executives overburdened?
We work long hours. It's a tradition in the industry. These are unique times. The markets in central and eastern Europe, China and India have really opened for the first time and these are one-time opportunities to establish ourselves. It does require a massive effort on our part to participate in those markets, so we expect everyone to stretch themselves. We recognize that fact, but we need to take advantage of the one-time opportunities.
What about the complaints from inside Opel?
A lot of the noise is a reflection of union concerns. Basically Opel is working very well with our North American operations on the globalization effort.
Earnings in Europe?
The company has some more work to do in Germany to improve productivity and profits. I am going to Europe in February to assess the situation and I plan to spend a lot of time in the region in 1998. We have a lot of heavy slugging to do there. Without being specific, measures will be put into effect in the coming months.