Microsoft gets extra time from EU to prove their innocence
The war between the European Commission and the software giants Microsoft continues as the software company has now been granted three more weeks to justify its position in the long-standing anti-trust case. EU has given this time to help the company compile all the relevant documents and proofs to show that they are innocent in the Anti-Trust case pending against them.
EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes had earlier given the company time until today to submit their documents. However, they have extended the deadline. Kroesâ€™ spokesperson Jonathan Todd said in a statement confirming this extension: “This date has now been pushed back to February 15.â€
EU had earlier increased the pressure on the company in the month of December to fasten up the process of complying with the decisions of the courts of EU. In addition, they even threatened to slap a daily fine of up to two million euros on the company if they fail to justify their position and take appropriate actions to comply with the ruling of the courts.
Microsoft has already been fined a record sum of 588 million dollars by the EU for abusing their monopolistic position in the various countries coming under the European Union.