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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The commissioner added that the EC and its investigators would be watching...

  2. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia didn't offer a detailed account of what sort of concessions Google has agreed to. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the company, which owns a dominating 90...

  3. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for the deadline set by the EC. Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business...

  4. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU's Competition Commissioner.

  5. Google’s European Privacy & Antitrust Battles: An Update

    Joaquin Almunia, a European Competition Commissioner, told Reuters, "We are trying to determine whether the company holds a dominant position in Internet search. The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is...

  6. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Bloomberg noted that "FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch said in an interview last month he supported a probe of the dominant players in the Internet-search industry. Ohio and Wisconsin are reportedly considering their own antitrust probes, while Google...

  7. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    The EU is taking anti-competitive allegations regarding the search industry with great attention but Google said it is "confident" is has a "good case" after EU competition commissioner Joaquim Almunia stated that he is "looking at the allegations...

  8. Making apples from pears

    It was first pushed forward for passage by a previous European commissioner in 2002 to dissolve the national barriers that divide credit lending, and debate about harmonising consumer credit regulation preceded it by several years.