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EC Does Not Comment On Telegram's Complaint To The Antitrust Authorities About Apple

EC Does Not Comment On Telegram's Complaint To The Antitrust Authorities About Apple

The European Commission (EC) declined to comment on a media report that the telegram messenger, which is used by more than 400 million people in the world, has filed a complaint with the EC regarding a possible violation by Apple of competition rules related to the App Store.

"Unfortunately, at this stage, we have no comments on this issue," the EC told TASS, refusing even to confirm receipt of the complaint.

As the Financial Times reported on Thursday, Telegram has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding a possible violation by the US Corporation Apple of competition rules relating to the App Store. The company's appeal addressed to the Deputy head of the European Commission responsible for competition issues, Margrethe Vestager, in particular, says that Apple should "allow users to be able to download software outside the App Store."

Telegram founder Pavel Durov previously drew attention to the fact that Apple is trying to justify an unreasonably high Commission of 30% for app developers.

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