BertieBaggio writes: "How many EU leaders does it take to change a light bulb? Hot
on the heels of similar moves by Australia
to energy-saving CFL bulbs, EU
leaders have told the European Commission to rush through proposals to
replace incandescent light bulbs in the homes of all 490 million EU
citizens. Sales of incandescent bulbs are likely to be phased out in
favour of compact fluorescents, but existing stocks can still be used. This plan is part of the drive to cut
CO2 emissions by
20% by the year 2020.
from the i'd-get-on-that-guys dept.
Lord_Slepnir writes "The European Union is unsatisfied with Microsoft's compliance with their anti-trust compliance from 2004, and is preparing to fine them 2 million Euros ($2.5m US) per day until they comply. Under that ruling, Microsoft must open up parts of their operating system to competitors, and change how they bundle Media Player." From the article: "On Monday, Microsoft said it had begun to provide the information Brussels had demanded, but the Commission has signaled the company acted too late. In December, Brussels informed the software giant that it had failed to comply with the original ruling it issued in March 2004."