European Commission - In-Depth Investigation into Sun-Oracle Deal
By pelegri on Sep 03, 2009
The EU Commission is the executive branch of the EU and its cabinet has 27 Commissioners. Of these, Neelie Kroes (@Wikipedia, @CNet) is the Commissioner for Competition and her office just announced an In-Depth Investigation (also see NYTimes). As they say, story evolving...
Added I've not done any systematic tracking of how the press is reacting to this announcement, but the sources I follow are negative on the motivations spelled out in the EU ruling; see below for a few links:
New Snag for Oracle in Sun Deal
• InternetNews: EU May Delay Oracle-Sun Nuptials
• InformationWeek: Global CIO: Oracle Nailed By EU Protectionism As HP And IBM Raid Sun .
• CNet News: The EU's Christmas gift to Oracle
• ComputerWorld (check the comments): Why the EU should block Oracle/Sun