Google's EU antitrust battle: A timeline of the major milestones

The story behind the multi-billion euro fines issued by the EU to Google for breaching competition rules


The European Commission has slapped Google with two massive fines as part of a wide-ranging antitrust investigation.

In June 2017, Google was fined €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) for abusing its market share to illegally advantage its own Shopping service.

The next year it was hit with an even bigger penalty: a record €4.34 billion (£3.9 billion) fine for abusing the market dominance of its Android operating system to extend the reach of Google's search engine.

We look at the major milestones in the EU's case against Google.

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