Europe's Antitrust Chief Defends Google Search-Bias Deal

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 1:36 PM EST) -- With the European Commission weighing whether to sign off on proposed changes to Google Inc.'s search results display, the EC's competition chief on Friday rebuffed criticisms that Google’s proposed deal with regulators was a "gentlemen's agreement" that gave inadequate closure to a long-running antitrust probe.

Emphasizing that the commission's three-year investigation into Google's treatment of links to rival searches wasn't over, Joaquin Almunia said in prepared remarks that the EC still had to make a final decision in coming months before Google’s commitments become legally binding....
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