The European Commission has today sent out information requests to the companies whose initial complaints led to a three-year antitrust investigation into Google's search practices.
The EC said on Monday that it has requested opinions from the complainants on measures put forward by Google to ease Europe's concerns over its dominance of the search market in Europe.
However, Joaquín Almunia, the EC's competition commissioner, demanded more from Google, saying the— a sentiment . Google subsequently offered up , which the EC is now seeking opinions on.
"In the context of the ongoing antitrust investigation, the Commission is seeking feedback from complainants and other relevant market participants on the improved commitments proposals by Google, as," a spokesman for Alumnia said in a statement.
To that end, the Commission is sending today information requests... information is sought, in particular, from complainants in the ongoing proceedings and from all those who responded to the initial market test of Google's proposals which the Commission launched in April.
The EC openedafter rival search companies alleged they had received unfavourable treatment of their services in Google's unpaid and sponsored search results. Among the companies that have , UK and .
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