The EU Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 (Microsoft)

"Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 on Microsoft"*1. Introduction On 12 July 2006 the Commission adopted a decision to levy a penalty payment of EUR 280.5 million on Microsoft for continued non compliance with the Commission Decision of 24 March 2004 in Case COMP/C-3/37.792, Microsoft (“the 2004 Decision”) [1]. This was the first time the Commission had to have recourse to its powers under Article 24 of Regulation 1/2003 in order to compel an undertaking to comply with a prohibition decision. According to Article 24 of Regulation 1/2003 [2], the Commission may impose daily periodic penalty payments not exceeding 5% of the average daily turnover in order to compel an undertaking to put an end to an infringement of Article 81 or 82 EC, in

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Thomas Kramler, Nicholas Banasevic, Adolfo Barbera Del Rosal, Christoph Hermes, Florence Verzelen, The EU Commission imposes a penalty payment pursuant to Article 24(2) of Regulation 1/2003 (Microsoft), 12 juillet 2006, e-Competitions July 2006, Art. N° 36560

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