BERLIN, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel'sgovernment declined to comment on talks on a planned mergerbetween European planemaker EADS and Britain's BAESystems as negotiations stalled before a deadline onWednesday.
"Both companies have until 1700 British time to say whetherthey want to continue the talks, to seek an extension with theUK Takeover Panel. I am not going to comment," Steffen Seiberttold a regular government news conference.
The companies were aiming to create the world's biggest armsand aerospace group.
(Reporting by Alexandra Hudson, Noah Barkin)
Keywords: EADS BAE/GERMANY GOVT