EU wants more Hutchison concessions over Orange Austria

BRUSSELS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The EU's antitrust chief said onMonday he hoped that Hutchison 3G would proposesufficient concessions to ease regulatory concerns and allowclearance of its bid for France Telecom's OrangeAustria.

"We have formally raised objections regarding this proposedmerger because of risks that higher concentration in Austriamight entail," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia toldEU lawmakers. "I hope we will receive adequate remedies toeliminate our concerns in this merger."

Almunia had last week questioned whether Hutchison 3G couldoffer adequate remedies, signalling a possible veto.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee. Editing by Sebastian Moffett.)

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