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 […]

“I Discipline Google”

In response to Mathias Döpfner’s letter in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=1904), Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition, retorts some of the allegations as the Google anti-trust investigation continues to heat up. “It is not true that the European Commission lets Google continue its abusive business practices. Under the […]

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 […]