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As Europe's once powerful auto sector struggles against falling sales, EU industry commmissioner Antonio Tajani on Thursday said ministers will draw up plans by December 10 to save their carmakers. 

"It is the European Commission's duty to prevent carmakers from leaving the Union,'' said Tajani after the loss of thousands of jobs in recent weeks at Ford plants and France's Peugeot Citroen.

"Each closure of a plant is like an injury,'' he added. "If we don't act, we risk facing a plant closure a month.''

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