by Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European competition authorities are to launch proceedings against Apple this week for blocking access to its smartphone application store (“App Store”) to online music broadcaster Spotify, a. – we learned Tuesday from a source familiar with the matter.
This procedure, the first initiated by Brussels against Apple in the field of competition, could lead to a fine of up to 10% of the global revenues of the American technology giant and lead to changes in its lucrative economic model.
Reuters exclusively reported last month that the European Union was finalizing its investigation into Apple after the 2019 complaint filed by Swedish Spotify.
(French version Jean Terzian)