EU: Vestager: Google is progressing in shopping comparison case

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief, said that Google is showing progress in addressing its competition concerns, suggesting that the company may be able to avoid extra fines.

“We had another compliance report… and we see improvements in numbers but we are still following it very, very closely and have taken no decision yet,” Margrethe Vestager said at the Globsec Tatra Summit, according to Reuters.

Vestager’s remarks came just after Google submitted its second report to the commission in its work to ease competition concerns spurred by its shopping comparison tool.

The European Commission, had originally fined Google US$3 billion in 2017 for abusing its market dominance to prop up its shopping comparison tool. The company displayed its price comparison chart at the top of its search results, which the EU stated was unfair and would give it an advantage over startups trying to make their tools.

Full Content: Reuters

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