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A U.S. official's criticism of a European Union court ruling dismissing Microsoft's monopoly abuse appeal was "totally unacceptable," EU antitrust chief Neelie Kroes said Wednesday.
Kroes said it was wrong for a representative of the U.S. administration to criticize "an independent court of law outside its jurisdiction."
"The European Commission does not pass judgment on rulings by U.S. courts, and we expect the same degree of respect from U.S. authorities on rulings by EU courts," she said. "It is absolutely not done."