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EU: A painless outcome for Google in Europe? Not likely, hints Almunia

 |  January 10, 2013

In the wake of a 5-0 decision by the US Federal Trade Commission to end its antitrust suit against Google without legal action, European commissioner Joaquin Almunia has stated in an interview that the Commission will not take such a light stance with Google in its own antitrust suit. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Almunia sternly enforced his views against Google if the search giant is found to have unfair practices in the way it presents its search results. He says, “We are still investigating, but my conviction is [Google] are diverting traffic” towards its own vertical search services and away from its competitors. He also expressed “fear” over Google’s dominant position.


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