As European Union officials count the days before their annual vacation, Google’s lawyers and lobbyists are hunkering down in Brussels, preparing for what may be a record EU antitrust fine. A penalty in the shopping-search probe could come within weeks and many expect it to exceed a $1.2 billion fine on Intel in 2009. That would be another show of strength by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager who slapped Apple with a £13 billion ($14.5 billion) tax bill in August. Google is a top priority case for her as European politicians and publishers push for ...
Google execs hunker down for summer fight with EU as fines loom
Google is a top case for Vestager. It hasn't yet met with regulators to discuss a potential EU order
Aoife White | Bloomberg Last Updated at June 12, 2017 02:34 IST