BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s antitrust regulator has opened the door for measures to curb Apple after deeming the U.S. tech giant a company of paramount significance for competition across markets, the body said in a statement on Wednesday.
“On the basis of this decision, we can target practices that pose a threat to competition and practices and effectively prevent them,” said Bundeskartellamt President Andreas Mundt.
Apple was not immediately available for comment on the decision.
The German authority has already declared Google parent Alphabet and Facebook owner Meta companies of paramount significance for competition across markets.
(Reporting by Rachel More, Editing by Friederike Heine)