The EU Commission conditionally clears the creation of two joint ventures resulting from French electronics company merging its space activities with Italian defence and engineering companies (Alcatel / Finmeccanica)

"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* The European Commission cleared the creation of two joint ventures resulting from the French electronics company Alcatel merging its space activities with those of Alenia Spazio and Telespazio, part of the Italian Defence and engineering company Finmeccanica. The Commission’s review highlighted serious concerns in certain satellite subsystems (Telemetry Tracking & Control or ‘TTC’ and radar altimeters), but Alcatel and Aleniaaddressed these concerns by offering a license for both

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission conditionally clears the creation of two joint ventures resulting from French electronics company merging its space activities with Italian defence and engineering companies (Alcatel / Finmeccanica), 28 April 2005, e-Competitions April 2005, Art. N° 38293

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