Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2006 23:04 UTC
Legal European competition commissioner Neelie Kroes said the US government tried to influence its decision over a 280.5 mln eur fine for software giant Microsoft, newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad said. The US embassy in Brussels had contacted Kroes and asked her to be a bit 'nicer' to Microsoft before she had taken the decision to fine Microsoft in July, Kroes said in an interview.
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RE[7]: Heh ...
by Meanwhile on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Heh ..."
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I can imagine it's not uncommon practice and if you know your own stance, there's no need to open your may also help the quality, speed and direction of negotiations.
just let it go in through one ear, out through the other :-)

Edited 2006-09-27 13:41

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