Thomson ReutersMarch 6, 2013 07:15
* European Commission says company did not respect antitrust deal
* U.S. firm failed to offer users a web browser choice
* Fine raises total EU penalties against Microsoft to 2.16 bln euros
By Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) - The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros on Wednesday for failing to offer consumers a choice of web browser, a charge that will act as a warning to other technology firms involved in antitrust disputes with the EU.