Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

Financial Times By Alex Barker, Christian Oliver and Anne-Sylvaine April 14, 2015, 2:01pm ET Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to fundamentally change its business model and pay hefty fines. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is […]

EU May Revise Google’s Antitrust Settlement

European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google Inc. on several fronts, including revisiting a proposed settlement over its search-engine practices that has met with unprecedented opposition. The European Commission is likely to revise some terms of the proposed settlement with Google that were announced in February.  See Wall Street […]

EU May Revise Google’s Antitrust Settlement, Says Source

By Tom Fairless  from the Wall Street Journal European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google Inc. on several fronts, including revisiting a proposed settlement over its search-engine practices that has met with unprecedented opposition. The European Commission is likely to revise some terms of the proposed settlement with Google […]

Google’s Almunia Deal Said to Be Criticized by EU Officials

It seems that several of the members of the European Commission are opposed to the EU’s decision to strike a deal with Google which would resolve their three-year-old dispute.  Two news articles have appeared today that show some strife within the Commission.  You can read the Bloomberg article here and the Reuters one here. Elaine […]

Is Google close to settling EU antitrust probe?

Pursuant to an article today in Reuters, they suggest that the EU Commission and Google have reached an agreement to settle a 3 year European antitrust probe that allays concerns over blocking rivals from internet search results and avoids a potential fine of $5 billion dollars. A decision is expected in the next few days…READ […]