Microsoft should have been notified on Tuesday, according to three sources on the news site Politico. statement of objections from European Commission. It contained the opinion and possible concerns of the European authorities about the planned acquisition. Activision Blizzard. Microsoft is confident it will be able to reflect the comments.
“We are listening carefully to the concerns of the European Commission and are confident that we can dispel them,” Microsoft said in a statement. The European Commission has previously stated that, for example, American arguments Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a lawsuit against Microsoft, he considers it rather inaccurate. But her own November investigation raised some concerns.
Less than a week later, he met with the European Commissioner for Economic Competition Margret Vestager Head of PlayStation Jim Ryan. The content of the meeting is unknown, but it can be assumed that the commission’s statement to Microsoft was discussed. It is believed that the filing of the FTC lawsuit was purposefully accelerated in order to influence the decisions of the European authorities.
Microsoft is currently trying to subpoena Sony as a witness in a lawsuit with the FTC. The Japanese colleague had until January 27 to comment, but the content of the response is still unknown. In addition to the US and European authorities, the UK is also paying close attention to the acquisition, and other countries have already approved the deal.
Source :Indian TV