Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Many of you ask about consolidation. Moving to a single market may have consequences on how operators see their future business plans and strategies. So, yes some consolidation may be a consequence in the long run. But this is not our policy objective in itself. Our aim is to enable operators to provide their services on a cross-European basis and to create business opportunities. And where consolidation happens our job is to safeguard competition. And when that is threatened we suggest remedies – though, I would remind you, the European Commission has never blocked a merger in this sector, not even in-country mergers.