EADS and BAE Systems are facing significant political headwinds in their efforts to persuade European governments of the merits of their planned merger. The two companies have an Oct. 10 deadline for the completion of their talks. Given that France is a direct shareholder in EADS, Germany is represented indirectly through the current Daimler shareholding and the U.K. has special rights at BAE Systems, that also means in reality that governments have to make up their minds within the next ...


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