The European Commission has slapped Google with a record fine of some €2.5bn for breaching competition rules. DW's Barbara Wesel spoke with Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, who announced the fine.
German car giants VW, Daimler and BMW colluded to restrict the development of technology to clean emissions from passenger cars, the European Commission said in preliminary findings from its antitrust probe.
European Union antitrust regulators have fined Google for blocking rival advertisers. The third massive penalty in as many years amounts to 1.29 percent of the Alphabet-owned company's 2018 turnover.
The tech giant has already been handed €7 billion in fines in the European Union, but more could be on the way. The latest case relates to unfair practices with its AdSense program.
With all four first legs played, the Champions League quarterfinals are in the balance, especially in this season of comebacks. But none of the eight remaining teams has truly laid down a marker this week.
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