In this paper, the author analyses the last seven years of the European Commission’s antitrust proceedings involving Google (AT.39.740). She reports on the search giant’s negotiations with Vice-President Joaquín Almunia between 2010 and 2014, and then on the current status of the procedure under Margrethe Vestager. The essay details the position of news media publishers regarding the European case in particular, and Google and antitrust in general. The author concludes with an overview of the antitrust probes in Google’s business practices the world over.
Google’s antitrust woes around the world