Juliane Kokott, the German advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has said that Hungary’s telecom tax is compatible with EU rules.
The measures proposed by Vodafone to the EU Commission to obtain approval for the acquisition of Unitymedia miss the point, according to German commercial broadcaster association VAUNET.
The German housing industry warns that the planned acquisition of Unitymedia by Vodafone will significantly reduce competition and increase consumer costs for TV, internet and telephony.
German cable operator association FRK rejects the concessions proposed by Vodafone to the European Commission to secure approval of its planned acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global.
Vodafone has offered concessions to gain approval from the European Commission for its planned takeover of Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia.
Vodafone Hungary’s chairman György Beck will step down when his mandate expires on April 30.
Vodafone can breathe a sigh of relief: The EU Commission’s concerns about the takeover of large parts of Liberty Global’s cable business in Europe are apparently smaller than expected.
Vodafone has reduced the capital of its subsidiary Vodafone Holdings Europe, which brings together all the company’s interests in Spain, by €1.115 billion.
German industry associations BREKO, BUGLAS, VAUNET and DNMG are concerned about the consequences of Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German cable subsidiary Unitymedia.
The European Commission is said to have strong concerns against the €18.4 billion cable deal between Liberty Global and Vodafone.