Apple will this week take steps to resolve the European Commission's charges that its iTunes service breaks EU rules by charging different prices in different European territories.

The company is expected to announce changes to its iTunes service designed to resolve this complaint later today, or by Thursday, a MarketWatch report explains. European regulators are expected to then announce that they have closed the book on the case.

In April 2007, the Commission accused Apple and the majors (EMI, Warner, Universal and Sony BMG) of engaging in unfair pricing for online sales.

At issue is the fact that European music fans are charged different amounts for an iTunes song depending on their location - and are not enabled to shop for music in another European territories store.

Apple has consistently argued that it wanted to create a single store with a single set price for Europe, but had been prevented from doing so by the major labels