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EU Says to Take Steps if Microsoft Doesn't Comply

The EU's anti-trust chief met Microsoft's CEO in Brussels and warned him that the tech giant must stop abusing Windows' virtual monopoly or face action, the European Commission said on Wednesday. European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes and Steve Ballmer met at short notice late on Tuesday at Microsoft's request to discuss its failure to comply with a March 24, 2004, decision setting out steps the company must take.

"What Mrs Kroes said is that the Commission expects the decision ... to be complied with urgently and in full, and she added that unless this was the case that the Commission would be obliged to take formal steps to ensure compliance," Commission competition spokesman Jonathan Todd said. "For the moment we are still not satisfied," he told a news briefing.

News source: eWeek

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