BAE chief blames Merkel for EADS merger collapse
October 17, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
ABU DHABI--The head of British defense manufacturer BAE has blamed Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel for last week's collapse of a merger with European aerospace group EADS, in an interview published on Tuesday.
"Merkel surprised Tom Enders (the EADS chief executive). He didn't expect her to be so negative towards the deal. It was she who made the deal not go ahead," Dick Olver told The National English-language daily.