At a meeting late on Friday, The European Commission reportedly told Universal Music representatives that it must sell the global rights to EMI's top label Parlophone, including the rights to Coldplay and Kyle Minogue, for the deal to go forward. Paralphone is estimated to be worth closed to $500 million.
The full college of EU commissioners are scheduled to vote on the merger late this week on Thursday or Friday, according to multiple reports. They have until September 27 to issue a public ruling.
In the US, the Federal Trade Commission has been reported to be ready to reveal their decision during the week of September 24th.