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Published | 14 July 2017

Antitrust: Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules

14 July 2016 - Antitrust: Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules

 The Commission has sent two Statements of Objections to Google. The Commission has reinforced, in a supplementary Statement of Objections, its preliminary conclusion that Google has abused its dominant position by systematically favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages.

Separately, the Commission has also informed Google in a Statement of Objections of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position by artificially restricting the possibility of third party websites to display search advertisements from Google's competitors.

The full Commission press release is available here

ENPA statement on the SO on Google Shopping in 2015