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EU: EC to warn Vodafone, Liberty Global about anti-competitive effects of their deal

 |  March 20, 2019

EU antitrust regulators are set to warn Vodafone and Liberty Global about the possible anti-competitive effects of their US$22 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, March 20.

The warning, via a statement of objections setting out the European Commission’s concerns, is expected to be conveyed to the companies shortly, the people said.

The EU antitrust enforcer opened a full-scale investigation into the deal in December last year, claiming that Vodafone’s purchase of Liberty Global’s assets in Germany and east Europe may hurt competition in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Full Content: Reuters

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