Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of OMV Slovenija by MOL* The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of OMV Slovenija by MOL under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction may reduce competition in the retail motor fuel markets in Slovenia. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, responsible for competition policy, said: “To ensure that fuel prices at the pump are not artificially inflated by lack of competition, we need to keep a close eye on consolidation. OMV Slovenija and MOL are two of the leading fuel suppliers in Slovenia which compete head-to-head in many local areas. We need to carefully
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