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European Commission Explains Why It Disagreed With UK CMA Over Xbox ActiBlizz Deal

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"Occasionally, we reach decisions that are not aligned..."

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Microsoft has officially appealed against the block of its Activision Blizzard takeover in the UK, with the formal process taking place earlier this week. The appeal is being handled by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).

This was announced by a Microsoft spokesperson in response to Reuters yesterday:

"We can confirm we have filed our appeal."

The UK Competition and Markets Authority blocked the deal in April, claiming that Microsoft "failed to effectively address the concerns in the cloud gaming sector", although the European Commission ended up approving it a few weeks later.

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