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EU Examining U.S. Ruling on Microsoft
Reuters
BRUSSELS— The European Commission said on Tuesday it was too early to say whether it would launch a similar case in Europe to one in the United States where a judge has found the company violated U.S. antitrust law.

Commission competition spokesman Michael Tscherny said he could not comment on Monday's ruling by a U.S. judge but said the European Union's antitrust watchdog would examine his findings "with great care."

The U.S. case focused on the Internet browser market. Asked whether the EU intended to launch a similar case in Europe following the U.S. ruling, Tscherny said it was "far too early to say."

"There is a (U.S.) ruling now, but there are no remedies yet. We don't know yet what the outcome of this case ultimately will be," he said.

The Commission announced in February it had begun its own probe into whether Microsoft's recently launched Windows 2000 operating system broke EU competition rules. Tscherny said on Tuesday that other cases concerning Microsoft were also being pursued but declined to give further details.


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