"We await with Confidence the decision of the European Commission, which is supposed to come today," said group CEO, Henri Poupart-Lafarge on Friday in the French radio station France Inter. The talks with the EU competition watchdogs were quickly and smoothly. The French manufacturer of the TGV high-speed trains, announced the Acquisition of the Zugsparte of the canadian Bombardier group in February. According to the former particulars, it will cost the French about 5.8 to 6.2 billion euros.
To Brussels ' concerns, had to Alstom and Bombardier, three weeks ago announced plans to sell Bombardier's production facilities at its location in Berlin-Hennigsdorf. In addition, Bombardier Transportation wants to make, among other things, its share of the Project to the cooperation for the high-speed train V300Zefiro. Trade unions feared that Bombardier and Alstom sites can be due to the Acquisition in danger. Alstom had failed to 2019, due to concerns the EU's competition authorities with the attempt to merge with the Zugsparte from Siemens.dpa Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:27