The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation to assess a merger in telecoms and TV services market (Liberty Global / Vodafone)

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition by Vodafone of Liberty Global's business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania* The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess Vodafone's proposed acquisition of Liberty Global's business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned the takeover may reduce competition in Germany and Czechia. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "It's important that all EU consumers have access to affordable and good quality telephone and TV services. Our in-depth investigation aims to ensure that Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's telecommunications businesses in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation to assess a merger in telecoms and TV services market (Liberty Global / Vodafone), 11 December 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 88740

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