The Commission has cleared under the EC Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of N. V. Nuon Energy by Vattenfall AB. Both companies are active in the energy sector.
The Commission's decision is conditional upon the divestment of part of Nuon Energy's German retail operations. Vattenfall agreed to this divestment to remedy competition concerns the Commission had in relation to retail supplies of electricity to small commercial and domestic customers in Hamburg and Berlin. In view of the remedies proposed, the Commission concluded that the operation would not significantly impede effective competition in the EEA or any substantial part of it.