In a decision dated 18 November 2009, the European Ombudsman found that the Commission had committed an act of maladministration in its investigation of Intel’s alleged breach of Article 82 EC. In May 2009, the Commission imposed a fine of € 1.06 billion on Intel for abusing its dominant position on the x86 CPU market through exclusionary practices such as loyalty rebates. In July 2008, long before the Commission’s decision, Intel had filed a complaint
The EU Ombudsman criticises an investigation of the Commission (Intel)
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