Europe Posts

ProSiebenSat.1: Google’s Search Platform Reduces Choice to Zero

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Heiko Zysk, Vice President and Head of European Affairs of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, a German media company. Zysk spoke on Wednesday in Washington, DC at a FairSearch panel on the European Commission’s investigation of Google for potential violations of EU competition laws. Many media outlets have published reports Read more »

No Reason for FTC to Rush Decision Before Google Proposal to EC

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

As the FTC returns to business in the New Year, it’s important to remember that reports indicate that the European Commission is expecting a detailed, formal offer from Google this month to resolve its investigation of Google’s anti-competitive search practices. The FTC has every reason to consider Google’s proposal to the EC before deciding how Read more »

NYT: “Pressure Grows on Europe to Act Against Google”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The New York Times reports that as EU antitrust investigators are preparing final recommendations in the European Commission’s case against Google, consumers groups continue to voice their concern. The director general of the European Consumers’ Organization (which includes consumer groups from 31 European countries) wrote a letter to the EU’s antitrust commissioner, Joaquín Almunia, saying Read more »

Announcing the Launch of FairSearchEurope.org

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Since FairSearch.org launched in October 2010, we’ve highlighted the important role that fair competition in online search plays in promoting economic growth, innovation and choice across the Internet ecosystem. When dominant companies abuse their market power to advantage their own products and services or to limit competition in the marketplace, consumers end up paying the Read more »

Why Europe Shouldn’t Trust Google

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Over the course of the last few years, Google has become the focus of antitrust investigations around the world. From South Korea to the European Commission to the United States, international regulators are working to determine whether Google has abused its monopoly power in search and search advertising. Google is worthy of investigation. Given its Read more »