It seems the EU has decided that it, and it alone shall determine how much Microsoft's intellectual property is worth according to a document acquired by the Financial Times.
This is not ensuring competition. This is, for all intents and purposes, a legal mugging - and in this case, it is a foreign government doing this to an American company. It would be like the Commerce Department requiring that Airbus hand over the full design documentation of the A380 to Lockheed and Boeing. What do you think the folks at Skunk Works would be able to do with that?
This cannot be allowed to stand. Quite frankly, this sort of thing requires retaliation. The EU's also trying to push ITunes around as well.
Two can play.