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Alstom signage The French company Alstom plans to buy the rail division of Bombardier of Canada. A previous deal in which Alstom would have merged with Germany’s Siemens was rejected by the European Commission last year. / photo: Shutterstock.com

Just over a year after European regulators rejected a merger between Alstom of France and Siemens of Germany that would have created a rail-equipment powerhouse, Alstom is going back to Brussels with a new partner and a new deal — and this one is more likely to pass muster, according to experts in EU competition law.

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