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Google says it has appealed to EU court against EU antitrust fine
September 11, 2017 / 12:55 PM / 10 days ago

Google says it has appealed to EU court against EU antitrust fine

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Google said on Monday it had launched an appeal against the European Commission’s decision to fine it a record 2.4 billion euro ($2.9 billion) for favouring its shopping service in internet searches.

The Commission said on June 27 that Google had abused its dominance in Europe to give prominent placement in searches to its own comparison shopping service, demoting those of rivals.

The Commission said the U.S. company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, had to stop the practice by Sept. 28. ($1 = 0.8345 euros) (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, writing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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