European competition authorities prepare charges against Apple after Spotify complaint

Spotify believes that Apple is abusing its dominant position to promote its own music streaming service Apple Music.

The European Union’s competition regulators are finalizing, according to Reuters, the charges against Apple, after the filing of a complaint by the leader of the streaming, Spotify. According to a source familiar with the matter, the apple mark should be notified of its infringements or not before the summer.

This case is one of four opened last June by the European Commission against Apple. If they are selected, they should force Apple to review its business model.

Favoritisme d’Apple Music

According to Spotify, Apple is abusing its dominant position to promote its own music streaming service (Apple Music), also denouncing the 30% fees charged by the Apple Store platform.

EU regulators generally determine what they consider to be a violation of competition rules when charges are disclosed. They also communicate whether a fine should be issued, and how companies should go about putting an end to their anti-competitive practices.

The announcement of this news comes just a few hours from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This also aims to determine whether Apple’s practices violate competition laws.