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E.U. Threatens Germany Over Telecom Law

Law360 (December 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Echoing months of warning, Europe’s competition watchdog said it will not hesitate to haul the German government to court after the passage on Friday of a new law that will allow Deutsche Telekom AG to avoid sharing its network with rival companies.

After Germany’s upper house of parliament gave the nod to the controversial law on Friday, European Commission telecommunications spokesman Martin Selmayr said that the E.U. would initiate legal proceedings against Germany as soon as the law goes into effect, which “could be as soon...
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