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EU to file antitrust charges against Google: US media

 (AA) – The European Union has decided to file charges against Google for allegedly


violating the 28-nation bloc’s antitrust laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner overseeing antitrust issues, is set to visit Washington on Wednesday to participate in two antitrust conferences.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Vestager made the decision to file charges after consulting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

The EU commissioners will discuss the Google decision Wednesday. The EU launched a probe on Google in 2010 on the basis of the search engine giant’s alleged abuse of market share by favoring its own products.

Google is more dominant in Europe than in the U.S. with around 90 percent of the market in some EU member states. The company could face fines exceeding $6 billion.

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