Yesterday we reported that the European Union’s antitrust chief offered Google a chance to settle an investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour after search giant looking forward to find out the solution soon. European Competition Commission Joaquin Almunia told reporters: “Today I’m giving Google an opportunity to offer remedies to address concerns that we have identified”. He also sent a letter to Eric Schmidt outlining four key points that Google must rectify or face financial sanctions.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) called on the search giant to address the European antitrust regulator’s concerns. “We are pleased that the EU is working with Google to develop a set of voluntary solutions to the search engine’s problematic practices, including those that we identified at our September 2011 hearing. We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU’s Competition Commissioner. We continue to urge the FTC to investigate the concerns we raised at our hearing and to ensure a competitive search market where consumers can fairly pick the winners and losers in our online economy.”