Die US-Regierung soll über ihre Botschaft in Brüssel die EU-Kommission gebeten haben, freundlicher zu Microsoft im Anti-Trust Verfahren zu sein, wie ZDNet UK berichtet: US government ‚lobbied EC‘ over Microsoft fine. Die EU-Wettbewerbskommissarin Neelie Kroes is not amused.
The US government sought to influence the European Commission over Microsoft’s antitrust case, according to competition commissioner Neelie Kroes. Kroes said the US embassy in Brussels had asked her to be „nicer“ to Microsoft ahead of her decision to fine the software giant €280m in July. The commissioner criticised the approach. „This is of course an intervention which is not possible,“ Kroes told Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad this week.