Opel Automobile GmbH

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No longer registered as of 02 Apr 2019 - Registration as it was on 30 Mar 2018
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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Opel Automobile GmbH   (Opel)

    EU Transparency Register

    6781451805-03 First registered on 17 Dec 2008

    Goals / Remit

    Opel was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1862 and is one of Europe’s largest automakers. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall sell over one million vehicles annually.

    Opel is headquartered in Rüsselsheim. The company operates ten plants and three development and test centers in seven European countries. Opel/Vauxhall employs around 35,000 people in Europe. Opel and Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries.

    Opel is since 2017 part of Groupe PSA (Peugeot S.A.) with following identification number in the Transparency Register: 39900807417-87.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Light Duty Vehicle CO2 Emissions Reduction
    - Adaptations to Euro 6 emissions standards
    - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS, C-ITS)
    - Light Duty Vehicle General Safety Regulation
    - Trade bilateral and multilateral negotiations
    - Brexit


    Head Office
    Ruesselsheim 65423
    EU Office
    Rue d'Idalie 11-13
    Brussels 1050
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jean Wibaut 22 Jun 2018 16 Apr 2019
    Mr Jean Wibaut 15 Jun 2017 15 Jun 2018
    Mr Jean Wibaut 04 May 2016 03 May 2017
    Holger Krahmer 09 May 2015 07 May 2016
    Mr Jean Wibaut 24 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2016
    Ms Mary Stanek 11 Feb 2015 04 Feb 2016
    Mr Jean Wibaut 29 Mar 2014 24 Mar 2015
    Mr Ulrich Schulz 19 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2014
    Ms Mary Stanek 26 Oct 2013 22 Oct 2014
    Mr Jean Wibaut 20 Mar 2013 19 Mar 2014
    Mr Ulrich Schulz 30 Jan 2013 19 Dec 2013

    Complementary Information

    Declared number of persons relate to 2017 Calendar year.

    OPEL activities covered by the Register are currently (2018) being merged with Activities of Groupe PSA (Peugeot S.A.)

    New situation will be fully reflected at next update.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Jean Wibaut (Director EU Affairs)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Michael Lohscheller (Speaker of the Management Board and CEO)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    2017 memberships :
    * European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
    * American Chamber of Commerce EU (AmCham EU)
    * British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BritCham)
    * Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
    * BusinessEurope A&SG Group

    Since Jan 1, 2018 Opel is not a Member anymore of ACEA and Amcham EU, but Opel's new parent company Groupe PSA is a member of ACEA.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    The estimate of costs is based on the cost of the Brussels EU Affairs Office rebilled in 2016 to the European HQ of Opel. It includes staff cost related to the Brussels office, office rent and all other operational expenditures. This estimate includes "pro rata" membership fees as per guidelines.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Working Group on Motor Vehicles#E01295 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=1295 #Not a member #C#Evaporative Emissions#Real Driving Emissions - Light Duty Vehicles#EU-World Harmonized Light-duty Vehicles Testing Procedure

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 26 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject steel safeguard
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Presentation and discusson about decarbonisation of transport as well as Europe on the Move and Clean Energy for All Europeans - packages
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jan 2017 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Education and training of refugees
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Dec 2014 Location BERL 11/334
      Subject TTIP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Jon Nyman (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
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