No decisions on EADS/BAE merger seen at Merkel-Hollande talks: aide

BERLIN Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:09am EDT

Visitors look at aircraft models at the EADS booth during the ILA Berlin Air Show in Selchow near Schoenefeld south of Berlin, September 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Visitors look at aircraft models at the EADS booth during the ILA Berlin Air Show in Selchow near Schoenefeld south of Berlin, September 13, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will discuss the merger of European aerospace firm EADS EAD.PA and British defense firm BAE Systems (BAES.L) at a Franco-German summit on Saturday but will not make any decisions, a Merkel aide said on Friday.

"EADS/BAE will certainly be a topic at the working lunch with President Hollande, but there definitely won't be any decisions on Saturday," the German chancellor's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told a news conference.

The German and French leaders will also discuss plans for cross-border banking supervision by the European Central Bank but the meeting is "not the moment for making decisions", he added.

(Reporting by Stephen Brown and Gareth Jones)

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