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EU looks to file new antitrust charges against Google

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Stephen Somogyi
Jun 28, 2016 16:09
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The European Union's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has already filed formal antitrust charges against Google, claiming that the company is distorting its search results to benefit its own shopping service.

Vestager said that the agency is stepping up its probe into whether Google is resorting to abusive practices with its dominant position in advertising services.

In May, The Telegraph reported that Google could face a fine of about €3bn by the European Commission in a long-running antitrust case that alleged company's misuse of its dominant position in the online search market.

The European Commission says in its antitrust factsheet: "The starting point for the fine is the percentage of the company's annual sales of the product concerned in the infringement up to 30 percent .

This is then multiplied by the number of years and months the infringement lasted.

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