September 7, 2018 / 2:05 PM / in 19 days

EU sets January 28 deadline for Siemens, Alstom rail merger decision

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan. 28 to decide whether to approve the planned rail merger of Siemens and Alstom.

A logo of Siemens is pictured on a building in Mexico City, Mexico, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

The deadline was suspended early in August, but the Commission, which rules on mergers in the 28-country European Union, stated in an online filing issued on Friday that this suspension had ended on Sept. 4 and a new deadline had been set.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Robin Emmott

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