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EU gives Google "weeks' to ease anti-trust concerns

EU gives Google "weeks' to ease anti-trust concerns

May 21st, 2012 in News

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union says Google Inc. must in "'a matter of weeks" outline steps it is willing to take to ease concerns about alleged abuses of its dominant position in the online search market.

EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said Monday that after a one and a half year investigation it had pinpointed four specific areas of concern and insisted the problems needed to be dealt with swiftly.

He said that "these fast moving markets would particularly benefit from a quick resolution of the competition issues identified."

The concerns center on how Google deals with its search results, how content is used and how advertising is run on its search engine.