Your have to admire the sheer brass neck of the Microsoft legal team in their tactics to hold EU regulators at bay. The latest trick, just as the EU are about to start levying the long delayed fines for monopolistic behaviour, is to accuse the EU regulators of secretly colluding with Microsoft's competitors. There's very little that bothers administrators so much as the thought that they might have broken their own rules. I expect Microsoft are hoping for them to go into a huddle, set up another investigation into the complaints and further postpone the need for the company to pay those outstanding fines. The game could go on indefinitely. Some might suggest it already has.
Update: EU bite back.