rule on

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E.ON may ask the European Commission to rule on its contested takeover of Ruhrgas, but the hope that the EU would look more leniently on the anti-trust issues of the case could backfire, analysts said.
The Commission based its argument on the so-called two-thirds rule, whereby if 66.6% of the overall European business of the parties who are merging are in a single Member State, it is up to the national authorities to rule on the case.Mr Turmes stresses that E.ON's actual turnover outside Germany was equal to more than 40% of total.