Google hopes to avoid €2.4 billion penalties from EU, after Intel’s recent win in court

- Adrian Ungureanu

The European Commission decided to fine Google with €2.4 billion this year for antitrust practices, after it was proven that American tech tempered with results on Google Shopping.

The company has appealed against the EU’s antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel’s partial victory last week against another EU sanction, after 8 years of legal disputes. It’s a rare thing for the European Commission to lose a trial.

Intel has  appealed against a €1.06 billion fine for similar charges, so Google hopes it’ll get the same results. If not, they bought them some time, because it’s expected that the European Court of Justice might need several years before ruling on the appeal.