Under the EU Merger Regulation, the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Innogy by E.ON, the EU’s competition chief said.

E.ON and RWE, which controls Innogy, are both energy companies based in Germany. They are active across the energy supply chain, from generation and wholesale to distribution and retail supply of electricity and gas.

“Our in-depth investigation aims to ensure that the acquisition of Innogy by E.ON leaves sufficie...

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