EU fine against Microsoft gets nod

The European Commission is poised to fine Microsoft again, after antitrust regulators from the 25 countries in the European Union gave unanimous support Monday to the Commission’s plan to punish the company for failing to comply with its 2004 antitrust ruling, according to sources following the case.

The company faces a new fine of hundreds of millions of euros. The Commission, which acts as the main competition authority in the European Union, told Microsoft in December that it had failed to comply with the March 2004 ruling. Since then it has said that the company could be fined up to

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