Google will appeal €2.9bn European Union fine

Google will appeal €2.9bn European Union fine

Google will appeal €2.9bn European Union fine

The European Commission gave Google until September 28 to change its practices to avoid further fines.

Google said it had no further comment.

Earlier last week, Europe's anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager said Google's proposals to comply with the European Union order to modify its shopping service was pointed in the "right direction".

The EU's enforcement wing, the European Commission, issued the massive penalty in June, accusing Google of boosting its own comparative shopping tool in its search results at the expense of other services.

The Silicon Valley giant had responded to the fine at the time of its announcement by saying that it "respectfully" disagreed with the legal argument being pursued.

The Commission is reviewing its Google Shopping decision in light of the ECJ's Intel ruling, according to Reuters.

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) told a lower tribunal last Wednesday to re-examine U.S. chip-maker Intel's appeal against a 1.06bn Euro fine, dealing a rare setback to the European Commission.

The owner of the world's largest search engine said it filed its appeal on Monday at the EU's General Court, based in Luxembourg.

The EU Court of Justice told a lower tribunal last Wednesday to re-examine U.S. chipmaker Intel's appeal against a 1.06 billion euro fine, dealing a rare setback to the Commission.

In an interview with AFP, Europe's anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager last week said some of that proposal "pointed in the very right direction", but could only be judged once in effect. The first relates to Android, its operating system on a smartphone, and the second AdSense, its advertising network.

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