MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Commission has not yet been notified about the merger of the German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and the US agricultural company Monsanto, the spokesperson for the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission told Sputnik on Thursday.
"This transaction has not been notified to the Commission. We will carefully assess the transaction if and when the deal is notified to the Commission," Ricardo Cardoso said.
Following the announcement, former US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in a statement the merge would be a "threat to all Americans," would increase prices and profit huge corporations. He said regulators should block the merger.
On the EU side, such regulator would be the European Commission.