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Almunia asks Google to propose settlement “in a matter of weeks”

 |  May 21, 2012

Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition, has offered Google an opportunity to resolve the EU probe into the search company’s possible abuse of dominance. The European Commission’s four areas of concern are Google’s links to its own vertical search services in search results, copied content from competing vertical search services, advertising agreements in search results, and restrictions on AdWords.

Almunia set a letter to Eric Schmidt, asking Google to propose a settlement “in a matter of weeks.” In a press statement, Almunia emphasized the preference for adopting commitment instead of opening formal proceedings, as the former is a swifter resolution.

Full content: EC Press Release


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