Google is no stranger to legal conflicts in Europe, the company several times been accused of monopolistic practices with Android and web search tools. And a new complication of life once again become the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, which is going to make an unprecedented fine for violating antitrust laws by Google.
The British edition of Sunday Telegrapf reported today that the European Commission intends to impose a fine against Google for its monopolistic activity in the segment of search tools. As reported, the fine will be approximately € 3 billion.
Although the amount of the fine is unprecedented, and still largest fine in antitrust lawsuits led Intel with their € 1.1 billion, in the case of the search giant is actually only about half of the maximum possible penalty, and the company could face a fine of € 6.6 billion.
Quoting «people close to the matter,» Sunday Telegraph says that the decision will be announced next month. But even if the European Commission does not have time to develop the necessary document before the summer holidays, their decision will not please Google.