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German regulator asks EC again for say on E-Plus, O2 deal

Friday 10 January 2014 | 10:44 CET | News
The European Commission (EC) has received a renewed request from Germany's anti-trust body to review Telefonica Germany's proposed takeover of rival mobile network E-Plus, reports the Wall Street Journal. Germany's 'Bundeskartellamt' has sent out a reminder asking for the power to review the deal, instead of the merger being examined by EU regulators. The request comes three weeks after the EC opened an in-depth investigation into the merger, thereby refusing an initial request from German regulators to review the deal themselves. The Commission has until 12 February to make a decision on the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: E-Plus / Telefonica Germany
Countries: Germany
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