Google aims to settle EU antitrust case with concessions

Apr 15, 2013 | Regulation, Search engine marketing

Google has submitted a concessions package in its ongoing EU antitrust case, following accusations that the search giant is misusing its dominant position. The search giant first submitted a settlement proposal to the EU Competition Commission (CC) in January this year. Google has now submitted a package of concessions to the European Union (EU) in […]

Google has submitted a concessions package in its ongoing EU antitrust case, following accusations that the search giant is misusing its dominant position.


The search giant first submitted a settlement proposal to the EU Competition Commission (CC) in January this year.
Google has now submitted a package of concessions to the European Union (EU) in a bid to to resolve the two-year long antitrust investigation to avoid a possible fine for misusing its dominant position in the online search market against its rivals.
The search giant first submitted a settlement proposal to the EU Competition Commission (CC) in January this year to resolve concerns.
European Commission Competition spokesman Antoine Colombani said the commission completed its preliminary assessment formally setting out its concerns in the last few weeks and on this basis, Google then made a formal submission of commitments.
“We are now preparing the launch of a market test to seek feedback from market players, including complainants, on these commitment proposals. We will take into account this market test in our analysis of Google’s proposals,” he said.
Several reports suggested that Google offered to label its own products which include YouTube or Google Shopping in search results.

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