Microsoft and the European Union have begun a two-day hearing that gives the US giant its last chance to defend itself against possible daily fines. The software group faces daily fines of up to 2m euros ($2.4m; Ã‚Â£1.4m) if it is found to have dragged its feet over a 2004 EU anti-competition ruling. Microsoft insists it has sufficiently met the EU's demand that it shares its software codes with its rivals. The EU instead currently accuses the firm of delaying tactics. Source: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4861282.stm It seems that in EU they don't bought as many high position people as in US.