EU to Fine Microsoft for Monopolistic Practices

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The

European Commission confirmed on Friday it would debate antitrust sanctions against U.S. software giant Microsoft at a regular meeting on Wednesday.
“The Commission on Wednesday should be discussing the Microsoft issue and if we have to apply sanctions for (Microsoft) not having respected decisions from March 2004,” the EU executive’s spokesman, Jonathan Todd, said at a news briefing on Friday.

On Thursday, Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes was asked if Microsoft would be fined at the meeting and replied: “I couldn’t imagine another way.”

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