The European Union's commissioner responsible for consumer affairs has slammed Apple's proprietary approach with its iPod.

According to The Register, the EU's Bulgarian commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, is quoted in an interview with German weekly Focus as saying: "Do you think it's fine that a CD plays in all CD players, but that an iTunes song only plays in an iPod? I don't. Something has to change."
Apple has continually blocked efforts by manufacturers to bring iPod-compatible hardware to market by refusing to licence its DRM. Now, though, it is facing consumer legislation in four EU countries that could force it to do just that.
And Kuneva's comments, given her position within the EU, could see this number swell rapidly.