Saturday, 20 April 2013

Rivals smart after Almunia plays it safe in Google case

Rivals smart after EU plays it safe in Google case | Reuters: "ICOMP lawyer David Wood, referring to the documents, stated: "There is no reason to think why an Article 7 would not be more effective and quicker than an Article 9, even now." Critics may still demand a more extensive investigation into Google and time may not be on Almunia's side. "The Commissioner's mandate expires somewhere in the fall of 2014. Under an Article 7 procedure, he might no longer (be) ... in office to sign the prohibition decision," Petit said. "In short, to put the Google case on his hunt list, Almunia needed a settlement."" 'via Blog this'

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