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Facebook asks for E.U. review of WhatsApp deal

May 28, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images
Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

Facebook has asked the European Commission to review its purchase of WhatsApp in order to bypass the potential obstacles that lie in waiting for its sealing of the deal. It faces antitrust issues -- specifically probes in the U.K., Spain, and Cyprus.

Background:

Facebook Seeks EU Antitrust Review of WhatsApp Deal [Wall Street Journal]

Facebook seeks EU review of WhatsApp purchase [CNBC]

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