European Commission May Bring Antitrust Charges Against Google

European Commission May Bring Antitrust Charges Against GoogleReportedly, the European Commission is all set to charge Google for using its leading spot in online searches to support its own services preventing the others from hitting the spotlight. This antitrust case may be one of the largest after the one which the regulators brought against Microsoft.

According to sources, on Wednesday, Margrethe Vestager, the competition chief of Europe was likely to make an announcement in Brussels regarding Google's involvement in abusing its leading position.

The investigation carried on in Europe by the European Commission, against Google has been dragging for almost five years devoid of any formal charges or any negotiations for settlement.

That holdup in the process has provoked criticism regarding the antitrust enforcer in the region being too easy on the predominant search engine. The main focus of the investigation led by Europe is to examine whether Google misused its large market share of search engine to favour its own products.

Google has a more dominant position in Europe as compared to the U. S, where Google's rivals like Bing continue to grab a considerable share in the market.