The US government have been urging the EU to be fair to Microsoft.
"A memo written by unidentified government officials in Washington stated that Microsoft's complaints raise "substantial concerns" about the way Microsoft is being treated, according to a person close to the commission who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the memo. The memo was distributed this week through embassies in Europe and through the United States mission to the European Union in Brussels."
Can it really be nearly six years since Judge Jackson ordered the break up of Microsoft at the request of ...er...oh yeah...the US government? No one ever really believed the break up would take place but by comparison a 2 million Euro a day fine, until they comply with the EU ruling, seems like a relatively small sanction.
Update: Meanwhile Microsoft's competitors are whispering in EU ears that the tech giant should be clobbered.