Microsoft May Get EU Fine This Week on Browser Choice, MLex Says

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) may be fined by European Union regulators as soon as March 6 for violating a settlement to give users a choice of web browsers, MLex reported today without saying where it got the information.

Antoine Colombani, a spokesman for the European Commission, declined to comment on the report. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia will hold a press conference on Wednesday on an unspecified matter, he said.

Robin Koch, a spokesman for Microsoft, declined to comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Aoife White in Brussels at awhite62@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Scinta at cscinta@bloomberg.net

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