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We are the Champions – France and Germany unite to revive industrial policy at European level

Following the European Commission’s prohibition of the Alstom-Siemens transaction, the French and German governments published a manifesto calling for a reform of current EU merger rules, in order to shape a “European industrial policy fit for the 21st Century”. This manifesto appears to be directly addressed to the next European Commission, which will be renewed following the European elections this year.

Reform of the EU Merger Regulation – minority shareholdings and streamlining of the referral system

On 20 June 2013, the European Commission published a consultation paper which invites comments on a number of options for reform of the EU Merger Regulation, which includes expanding the scope of its powers to review the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings (structural links) and to streamline the case referral system between the Commission and