E.C. Delays Dropping Case Against Poland

Law360, New York (April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite the Polish government’s concession last week in its fight to block Italian lender UniCredit SpA from merging two Polish banks, the European Commission has maintained that it is still too early to discontinue its case against Poland, according to remarks made by the European Union’s top antitrust official.

Commissioner Neelie Kroes met with Polish Deputy Treasury Minister Pawel Szalamacha Tuesday morning to discuss the case, after Poland’s concession failed to diffuse tension in the E.C.’s competition office.

Kroes reportedly told Szalamacha that a judgment on...
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