SAP has rejected suggestions made in The Wall Street Journal that it was effectively trying to blackmail Oracle by claiming it could influence the investigation by the European Commission. The editorial cited a previously-secret letter from SAP's chief executive Leo Apotheker sent to Larry Ellison at Oracle which said: "As you …
Can't understand plain english, even when written.
My interpretation of "renew" as shown in the article, is in reference to a previously declined offer, unless there is any further clarification, it would be impossible to determine if that was prior to the Brussels inquiry.
I suppose, if your English is sub standard, it would be possible, by twisting the very fabric of English, to infer a blackmail attempt.
Somebody will correct me, I'm sure.