Spotify calls for 'meaningful' regulatory action against Apple

Wednesday, 18. January 2023 14:19

Spotify and seven other companies sent a letter to Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday calling for the EU to take "meaningful regulatory action against Apple's long-standing anti-competitive practices in Europe."

The music streaming platform pointed out it first filed a complaint to the Commission about Apple's "anti-competitive" practices that are "stifling innovation and harming developers" across the continent. "Apple has been enabled by the lack of decisive action by regulators, who continue to move hesitantly, even in the face of a groundswell of support. The clock is ticking. It's time for regulators to address the ever-growing chorus of complaints against Apple, a critical step in stopping Apple's continued abuses of its powerful platform," the companies stated.

Besides Spotify, the letter was signed by companies Basecamp, Deezer, Proton, Schibsted, as well as the European Publishers Council, France Digital and News Media Europe.

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