May 10, 2017 / 9:33 AM / 8 months ago

European Commission to launch competition probes in e-commerce sector

BRUSSELS, May 10 (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch further investigations in the e-commerce sector after having discovered business practices that restrict competition.

“Certain practices by companies in e-commerce markets may restrict competition by unduly limiting how products are distributed throughout the EU,” Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

The Commission said it would open further antitrust investigations regarding the matter. (Reporting by Julia Fioretti and Robert-Jan Bartunek)

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