BRUSSELS, April 11 Google has formally
submitted a package of concessions to the European Commission to
try end a two-year antitrust investigation, the Commission said
The world's most popular search engine first offered
proposals at the end of January following a spate of complaints
from rivals such as Microsoft which triggered off the
Commission's investigation in November 2010.
But it has now made a formal offer of concessions.
"In the last few weeks, the Commission completed its
preliminary assessment formally setting out its concerns. On
this basis, Google then made a formal submission of commitments
to the Commission," said Antoine Colombani, the Commission's
spokesman on competition policy.
"We are now preparing the launch of a market test to seek
feedback from market players, including complainants, on these
commitment proposals," he said.