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EU: Google’s Schmidt meets with EU competition chief

 |  March 3, 2015

Eric Schmidt, head of Google, has had a first meeting with the EU’s new competition regulator, Margrethe Vestager to discuss a long-running probe into the company which could lead to a massive fine, officials have said.

The European Union began investigating Google in 2010 after complaints from rivals such as Microsoft that its search engine, the world’s biggest, unfairly squeezed out competitors.

“I can confirm that Commissioner Vestager met Schmidt and other Google representatives” yesterday, her spokesman Ricardo Cardoso said.

“I cannot comment further on the contents of the meeting as they relate to an ongoing competition investigation,” Mr Cardoso told reporters.

Google has offered three packages to resolve the issues that the EU has raised but all were rejected.

Ms Vestager called for a review of the probe and asked for fresh information from all parties when she took office in November.


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