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Dutch govt wants first say in any acquisition of KPN

Wednesday 11 June 2014 | 07:05 CET | News
The Dutch government has issued a new bill aimed at better protecting the national telecom infrastructure. Any company seeking to control either KPN or its networks must first obtain a certificate of no objection from the ministry of economic affairs. The bill is the brainchild of minister for economic affairs Henk Kamp, who also put forth the idea on behalf of minister for security and justice Ivo Opstelten. The government considered partially reversing the privatisation of KPN as an alternative instrument, but then rejected the idea. The same went for getting a golden share. The government

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Companies: KPN / Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat
Countries: Netherlands
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