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EU: Google gets extension in antitrust case

 |  June 29, 2015

The European Commission on Monday gave Internet giant Google more time to prove that it did not abuse its search engine dominance to gain an unfair advantage over the competition in a dozen EU countries.

“We have asked the European Commission for additional time to review the documents they’ve provided us. The Commission has extended our response deadline to August 17,” Google spokesman Al Verney said on Monday.

The extension buys the US company an extra five weeks to make its case, after it had initially been given until July 7 to respond.

“The commission analyzed the reasons for the request and granted an extension allowing Google to fully exercise its rights of defence,” Commission spokesman Ricardo Cardoso stated.

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