The European Commission wants to put an end to the antitrust case of Google

    According to The Wall Street Journal, it is likely that the European Commission will formally accuse Google of antitrust laws within a few weeks.

    The EU supervisor has approached companies that have filed complaints to give permission to publish confidential information they have collected in the Google case. This, apparently, testifies to the preparation for the official trial in court.

    If charges are nevertheless brought, the trial with Google will become the European Commission's loudest antitrust case after a similar story with Microsoft, which ultimately was fined $ 1.8 billion. However, Google still has the opportunity to solve the problem in a peaceful way, even after how the charge will be brought.

    European Commissioner Margrethe Westager believes that formal charges are much more preferable than attempts to reach an agreement that did not lead to anything. Suffice it to recall that the former Commissioner of the European Commission, Joaquin Almunia, previously made three attempts to come to an agreement with Google.

    Recall that about 1.5 months ago, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia institutedthe case against the company in connection with the complaint of Yandex. Further, the FairSearch alliance took the Yandex side .

    “An investigation by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) against Google’s anticompetitive business practices is the eighth among regulators on four different continents,” commented FairSearch representatives. “By actively promoting its own search engine, Google is introducing restrictive agreements that force mobile device manufacturers to abandon the Yandex pre-search.”

    An investigation into Google’s “predatory practice” has been going on for several years.

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