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Google slams 'eye-catching' EUR 2.4 bln EU antitrust fine

Monday 17 February 2020 | 10:25 CET | News
Google has strongly challenged what it described as the eye-catching EUR 2.4 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Commission back in 2017. On the final day of a three-day hearing at the EU's General Court, the company again argued that its conduct was not anti-competitive while its market shares and the 13 countries where the infringement was committed did not justify the size of the multiplier. "EUR 2.4 billion is an eye-catching amount, it might attract the headlines but it is not justified by the actual facts of this case," said Google's lawyer Christopher Thomas during the

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Companies: European Commission / Google
Countries: Europe
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