Report EAD/BAE merger plan in trouble untrue -French source

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A media report that a planned merger between European aerospace group EADS and British defence company BAE Systems was on the brink of collapse is "unfounded", a senior French government source said on Friday.

Both the French president's office and the prime minister's office said they had no comment on a report in the online edition of Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine, citing German government sources, saying the talks had practically collapsed

(Reporting By Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by John Irish)

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