BRUSSELS, June 5 Nokia NOK1V.HE will get
clearance from EU regulators to buy digital map supplier Navteq
NVT.N because no formal charges are to be levied against the
deal, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
No formal statement of objections from the European
Commission has been delivered to mobile phone giant Nokia and
none is coming, the sources said. Under the law, the Commission
may not block a deal without such a statement.
The time for sending any statement of objections has passed,
according to these sources, which include industrial sources.
The deadline for a decision by Brussels is Aug. 8. The lack
of a statement of objections does not preclude the possibility
that the transaction will be approved conditionally.
(Reporting by David Lawsky; Editing by Dale Hudson)