May 7, 2019 / 9:04 AM / in 13 days

EU has set July 9 deadline for decision on Vodafone purchase of Liberty assets

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has set a July 9 deadline for deciding whether to approve Vodafone’s proposed purchase of Liberty Global’s cable business in Germany and eastern Europe.

The Commission, which oversees competition policy in the EU, said in a filing that the parties had submitted commitments on May 6. The deadline was previously listed as June 18.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop

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