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Dutch parliament approves new powers for govt to block telecom takeovers

Friday 8 May 2020 | 10:18 CET | News
The Dutch parliament has approved legislation giving the government more power to intervene in takeovers in the telecom sector. If it sees a threat to the public interest or security, the state can block a takeover in the sector, in order to protect the telecom operator's critical role in the economy. The acquisition of minority stakes may also be blocked if the government sees signs of threatening intentions. 

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