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EC extends deadline on Ziggo-UPC deal to 17 October

Friday 16 May 2014 | 12:34 CET | News
The European Commission has extended its deadline for taking a decision on Liberty Global's proposed acquisition of Ziggo to 17 October. In early May the EC said it was opening an in-depth investigation of the transaction due to concerns the merger of the two largest cable operators could have a negative impact on competition in the Dutch market. It set an original deadline for the decision of 18 September. Under the provisions of article 10(3)2 of the mergers regulation, it has now extended the deadline for the investigation. The article allows such an extension if the parties involved

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: European Commission / Liberty Global / UPC / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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