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Google Hit Again By Brussels

Google Hit Again By Brussels

The EU is a step closer to bringing its latest antitrust ruling against Google, issuing a fresh official complaint and honing its case against the company from last year.

The competition watchdog official Margrethe Vestager is set to issue two separate “statements of objections” against the company for allegedly abusing its market power in online advertising and shopping.

The advertising charges – covering Google businesses such as AdWords – open a new front in the commission’s antitrust battle.

The other aspect of the suit originally brought last year involves Google’s shopping offering. Vestager has accused Google of misusing its power in Internet search to steer European consumers to its own in-house shopping service.

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