Hutchison considering legal action against EU over rejected O2 merger

The telecoms company CK Hutchison Holdings says it is considering taking legal action against the European Commission, after the European Union's executive blocked plans to merge its Three services in Britain with the O2 mobile phone operator.

"We are deeply disappointed by the commission's decision to prohibit the merger," the Hong Kong-based conglomerate says in a statement posted on its website.

"We will study the commission's decision in detail and will be considering our options, including the possibility of a legal challenge," it adds.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49
Author: 

More from Europe

Armed robbery at Paris travel agency ends without casualties

An armed robbery on Friday at a Paris travel agency has ended without casualties.

Iceland president asks Pirate Party to attempt to form government

Iceland's president on Friday gave the leader of the anti-establishment Pirate Party the task of forming the next...

Italy referendum campaign ends amid claims of postal vote fraud

Italy's political leaders entered their final hours of campaigning on Friday in a constitutional referendum whose...

Gate stolen from former Nazi concentration camp "found" in Norway

German police are investigating whether a gate bearing the sign "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) that was...

Germany pledges additional 50 million euros in aid as Aleppo crumbles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-...