Ruling against Google on abuse of search dominance is first of three cases working their way through EU antitrust process. Photograph: EPA/Walter Bieri

The landmark EU antitrust decision against Google, and the record-breaking fine of €2.4 billion, was a long time coming. For seven years, the European(...)

Google is braced for a fine of potentially more than €1 billion as Brussels prepares to announce the first of its trio of antitrust decisions on the s(...)

European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We look at state aid from any possible angle to see if tools are being used that shouldn’t be use to give a selective advantage.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

There are not many European Union commissioners who can boast of high popularity ratings. But in the two years since her appointment as Europe’s compe(...)

Google has made three failed attempts to settle the case with the previous EU antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia in the last two years

Google has been given until mid-August to head off EU charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries and stave off a possible billion-eu(...)

The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)

Google: the US search engine commands even more of the market in the EU than in the US. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The European Commission’s charges against Google’s shopping service mark a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels, where the EU charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engine. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels The European Commission formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in the internet shopping space.It also initiated a separate inve(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engin.

The European Commission’s decision to issue charges against Google marks a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

Google’s critics welcomed the decision to pursue the US giant, though many industry experts believe the action is unlikely to markedly shift existing business their way

The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service (...)

Google will today be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to change its b(...)

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