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EU Commission extends review deadline for Thyssen, Tata Steel deal

FILE PHOTO: A company logo is seen outside the Tata steelworks near Rotherham in Britain, in this March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Commission extended the deadline for reviewing the planned joint venture deal between ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel by 7 working days until June 17, its website showed on Friday.

Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp had proposed to combine their steel operations Europe, which would form the region’s second-biggest steelmaker.

Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff and Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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