The German energy company E.ON has received the control package Ruhrgas purchase sanction (the merge is estimated in 10 billion euro). In exchange it’s obliged to sell its shares in five other companies. Thus, the foreign companies, which could not penetrate on the Germany gas market, consider forthcoming sale of assets as a unique opportunity to enter this market. The largest exposed on sale asset is 42% shares of the largest East Germany gas distributor - Verbundnetzgas AG. Besides E.ON ought to sell 27,4% EWE AG shares, working on the north of the country; 22% Bayerngas Gmbh, the south gas delivered company, and also 35% shares of the Bremen municipal energy company.
The strike was defensive in nature and came in response to three attacks on the US military in February