EU warns over ABN Amro interference

The European Commission warned the Netherlands Thursday 19 April against meddling in any takeover bid for Dutch bank ABN Amro.(See today's other items on Netherlands cb.)

"Let me say it very clearly: (Internal Markets) Commissioner (Charlie) McCreevy expects the Dutch supervisor to respect the spirit and the rules," said McCreevy's spokesman Oliver Drewes. "All bids should be assessed in a non discriminatory way."

"The Commissioner is especially disappointed about every member state going down the

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