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German ministers call for EU action on Google search

Thursday 27 November 2014 | 08:51 CET | News
Four German ministers have sent a joint letter to the European Commission, urging the EU's executive arm to consider legislation to regulate internet platforms so "positions of economic power remain open to competition". The 11-page paper, whose lead signatory is the German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel, argues it may be necessary to introduce "platform neutrality" to tackle abuses of dominance, either through tough antitrust enforcement or new legislation, the Financial Times reports. The German ministers urge Brussels to use the lure of Europe's domestic market and its political power

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Companies: European Commission / Google
Countries: Europe
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