The EU Commission expresses concerns that the revised commitments do not address abusive practices in the online search space (Google)

European Commission not convinced by improved commitments offered by Google* On 21 October 2013 Google offered improved commitments to the European Commission in order to close the three-year long investigation into four practices that the Commission considered had amounted to a possible abuse of dominance in breach of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Albeit not made immediately available to the public, the commitments have been leaked by a consumer association in the U.S (see Newsletter No. 2/2013 for additional background). The Commission sent a set of questions to the complainants and other relevant market participants to assess whether the improved commitments would be enough to settle the case without formal charges. However, news reports as

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Gabriele Accardo, The EU Commission expresses concerns that the revised commitments do not address abusive practices in the online search space (Google), 21 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 62217

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