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EADS/BAE merger did not fail because of Germany-German minister

BRUSSELS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Thomasde Maiziere dismissed on Wednesday suggestions that Germanobjections were the main reason for the collapse of merger talksbetween European planemaker EADS and Britain's BAESystems .

"I have taken note of the view. I do not share it," said deMaiziere, who was in Brussels for a meeting of NATO defenceministers.

(Reporting by Angelika Stricker, writing by Annika Breidthardt)

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Keywords: EADS BAE/GERMANY MINISTER