On Tuesday, June 27, the European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros for violation of EU antitrust rules and abusing its dominant position on the search engine market, according to RIA Novosti.
That the competition authority of the European Union may soon adopt similar measures reported at the beginning of June. Then there were the accusations against Google in connection with the manipulation of search results, designed to convince clients to use trading services of the Corporation.
The investigation was conducted over seven years on the basis of complaints by European and American competitors in Google.
In the past, the management of the Corporation denied the allegations, arguing that regulators ignore the behavior of such online stores as Amazon and eBay.
In addition to the fine, the European Commission has demanded that Google cease its practice of manipulation of search results.
In recent years, the European Commission sued Google several claims. So, in April 2015 the company was accused that it gives priority to its own search online services and infringes on the rights of competitors and consumers. In April 2016, the European Commission said that Google illegally demands from manufacturers of smartphones with Android operating system preinstalled native apps (Chrome browser and Google Search).