The EU Commission begins market testing of commitments offered by the leading web search operator to address competition concerns (Google)

On 25 April 2013, the Commission issued a press release announcing that it had begun market testing commitments offered by Google in relation to online search and search advertising. In its press release, the Commission stated that it continues to have concerns that Google may be abusing its dominant position in the markets for web search, online search advertising and online search advertising intermediation in the European Economic Area. The Commission’s concerns appear unchanged from previous statements it has made. First, the Commission has expressed concerns about the favourable treatment, within Google’s web search results, of links to Google’s

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Tim Kasten, The EU Commission begins market testing of commitments offered by the leading web search operator to address competition concerns (Google), 25 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 56919

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