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EU competition commissioner warns of dangers of telecom M&A

Monday 9 March 2015 | 10:23 CET | News
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has warned telecom operators against increasing prices following mergers and acquisitions to consolidate local markets. In an interview with the Financial Times, she said that telecoms mergers must not endanger "affordable prices" for consumers and businesses. "I have one interest and that is to make sure that European consumers — that being citizens or businesses — can enjoy relatively innovative markets at affordable prices," she said. The previous European Commission cleared consolidation deals in Austria, Ireland and Germany, and the current

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Categories: General
Companies: European Commission / Hutchison Whampoa / Jazztel / Orange / Telefonica / Telenor / Telia
Countries: Europe
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