Europe Warns Google It Could Face Further Concessions

The European Union’s top antitrust official warned Google on Tuesday that the American company might need to make further concessions to settle a case concerning its hugely lucrative online search and advertising businesses.Without those additional concessions, Joaquín Almunia, the European Union competition commissioner, told a committee meeting at the European Parliament that Google could face formal charges for violating European competition law. see:EU to seek more Google concessions in competition probe
EU regulators are likely to press Google Inc for more concessions to end a three-year investigation into complaints it squeezed out Web rivals, the EU antitrust chief said.EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, acknowledging critics who say the response from the world’s most popular search engine is inadequate, said Google would almost certainly be asked to improve its proposals.

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