Alstom offers factory sale in return for Bombardier merger approval

By |julij 9th, 2020|Alstom, Bombardier, News|

France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom on Thursday (9 July) offered to sell a French rail factory and make other concessions to win European Commission approval for its planned purchase of Bombardier Inc’s transportation business.

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Alstom ready to sell assets to get EU merger approval

By |julij 2nd, 2020|Alstom, Bombardier, News|

French TGV high-speed train maker Alstom is prepared to sell assets to secure early EU antitrust approval for its bid for Bombardier Inc's rail division, people familiar with the matter said.

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TGV-maker Alstom confirms bid attempt for Canadian rival

By |februar 17th, 2020|Alstom, Bombardier, News|

French train maker Alstom has confirmed it is in talks on the possible acquisition of the train business of Canada’s Bombardier, a potential €6.5 billion deal that could help it build scale in the increasingly competitive rail sector.

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Europe seeks a comprehensive strategy to lift its competitiveness 

By |oktober 15th, 2019|Alstom, Competitiveness, European Champions, News, Siemens|

The dominance of US firms and Chinese companies in the digital world has sounded the alarm bells in Europe. EU and national officials have agreed that the competitiveness of European firms requires a comprehensive strategy that goes beyond easing the b...

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Macron expected to visit Poland at the start of 2020

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Airbus, Alstom, France, Macron, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Siemens, Weimar Triangle|

After the dispute between Paris and Warsaw, following Poland's cancellation of an Airbus contract, French President Emmanuel Macron will be visiting the Polish capital in the first months of 2020. The Polish prime minister revealed the topics that will...

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French economy ministry wants to overhaul EU competition policies

By |junij 3rd, 2019|Alstom, competition, Facebook, France, Magrethe Vestager, merger control, News, Siemens, state aid rules, Whatsapp|

The French Ministry of Economy wants to change competition practices and trade policy in Europe. Its proposals also aim to tackle new digital conglomerates. EURACTIV France reports.

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Vestager woos Altmaier with industry pitch

By |april 2nd, 2019|Alstom, Cecilia Malmström, China, Margrethe Vestager, News, Peter Altmaier, Siemens|

European Commission candidate Margrethe Vestager found a lot of common ground with German economy minister Peter Altmaier on Monday (1 April), as the Dane’s campaign appeared to gain momentum.

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France, Germany call for a change of European regulatory rules

By |februar 19th, 2019|Alstom, anti-trust, Bruno Le Maire, China, competition, European Commission, New Silk Road, News, Peter Altmaier, Siemens|

Less than two weeks after the European Commission blocked the merger of Siemens and Alstom, France and Germany published a joint industrial manifesto on Tuesday (19 February)  calling for the EU merger rules to be changed.

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France and Germany prepare plan to create European champions

By |februar 13th, 2019|Alstom, anti-trust, Bruno Le Maire, China, Industrial Policy, mergers, News, Olaf Scholz, Siemens|

Following the rejection of the Alstom-Siemens merger, France and Germany are working on a review of the EU’s competition rules to create European champions capable of competing with US and Chinese multinationals.

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Six takeaways from Siemens-Alstom rejection

By |februar 6th, 2019|Alstom, Margrethe Vestager, News, Siemens|

The European Commission decided on Wednesday (6 February) to block the merger of Siemens and Alstom, meant to create a European champion in the railway sector, due to the negative impact it would have on the European market and consumers.

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