Microsoft hit by EU warning

MICROSOFT will have to answer a charge of breaking EU competition law for not providing a choice of internet browsers on its software.

EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia sent a statement of objections to the US technology firm yesterday. “Microsoft has failed to comply with its commitments,” Almunia said.

The firm has a month to respond to the objections, and could face a hefty fine. “We sincerely apologise for this mistake and will continue to cooperate fully with the commission,” Microsoft said.