U.S. Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee Over EU’s Settlement Offer To Google

Posted on May 22 2012 - 11:09am by Editorial Staff

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.”

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