Siemens AG is a German multinational and Europe's largest engineering company. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries.
Headquartered in the German cities of Munich and Berlin, Siemens' main activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare.
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The European Commission announced its decision to block a merger between two companies — one French, one German — who produce long distance trains. German giant Siemens and its French competitor Alstom produce the long-distance, high-speed ICE and TGV trains respectively. Keith Walker speaks with POLITICO Europe Political Editor Ryan Heath, who begins by explaining why the deal didn't work out.
The German and French corporations, as well as their governments, are on board for the merger. Together they wanted to stand up to the Chinese industry leader. But EU Competition Commissioner Margrete Vestager pulled the emergency brake on the Siemens/ Alstom deal.