Dutch regulators have imposed a new €5 million fine on Apple in an ongoing dispute over alternative payment systems for dating apps. Apple’s total fines have now reached €25 million, with regulators assessing weekly fines up to a total of €50 million or until Apple meets regulatory requirements.

In a statement shared with Tech Crunchthe Authority of Consumers and Markets (ACM) says that Apple has “refused to make serious proposals” and that “Apple’s so-called “solutions” continue to create too many obstacles for application providers encounters”.

“During the past week, we have not received any new proposals from Apple with which they would comply with the ACM requirements. This is why Apple will have to pay a fifth penalty. This means that the total amount of all penalty payments currently amounts to 25 million euros.

“We have made it clear to Apple how they can comply with ACM requirements. So far, however, they have refused to make serious offers. We regret Apple’s attitude, especially since ACM’s demands were upheld by the court on December 24. Apple’s so-called “solutions” continue to create too many obstacles for dating app providers who want to use their own payment systems.

“We have established that Apple is a dominant company. With this comes additional responsibilities to its buyers and, more broadly, to society as a whole. Apple must set reasonable terms for the use of its services. In this context, it cannot abuse its dominant position. Apple’s conditions will therefore have to take into account the interests of buyers.

Apple said in mid-January that it would comply with the ACM’s ruling on allowing alternative payment systems, but the company’s terms only included reducing its commission on such purchases from the standard of payment. 30% to 27%, requiring developers to maintain separate application binaries, and requiring developers to submit monthly sales records through alternative means to Apple in order to track commissions.

Apple and the ACM clearly have different ideas about which policies will satisfy the requirements of the original ruling, and the two sides appear to be staying apart as the fines against Apple continue to pile up.

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