The European Commission will fine Google for a billion – media

Еврокомиссия оштрафует Google на миллиард – СМИ

The penalty will be imposed for abuse of dominant position in the market.

American Corporation Google faces up to billion euros in antitrust fines from the European Commission. According to The Financial Times, EU officials are expected to announce the fine in the coming weeks.

The penalty will be imposed for abuse of dominant position in the market.

The world’s most popular Internet search engine is the focus of the European Commission since 2010 for the promotion of their own trading services in the Internet through the services of competitors.

Last year the company was accused of using the dominant mobile operating system Android to exclude competitors. After that came the accusations of blocking competitors in online advertising.

This applies to platform “Adsense for search” in which Google acts as a middleman for websites such as online retailers, network operators and Newspapers. These searches yield results, including search ads.

The Commission has warned Google that the company will be fined if found guilty of violation of the Antimonopoly legislation of the EU. Sanctions can reach up to 10% of annual global turnover for each case.

Google recently paid the administrative fine in the amount of 438,07 million rubles (about $ 7.5 million – ed.), appointed by the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia.


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