GDF-Suez merger deals a blow to EU ambition to open energy sector

By Judy Dempsey and Katrin Bennhold
International Herald Tribune

September 3, 2007

The European Union’s ambitions to open the bloc’s energy sector to greater competition were dealt a fresh blow Monday after the French state-owned natural gas company Gaz de France announced that it would merge with the utility Suez to create GDF-Suez, one of the world’s largest energy groups… more