FILE IMAGE: The Google logo is displayed at the entrance of the Google offices in London, united Kingdom, January 18, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Hannah McKay
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – the Alphabet unit of Google’s fight against the 2.4 billion euros ($2.64 billion) by EU antitrust fines, it will be played over three days in February, by 2020, Europe’s second-highest court, according to the parties involved in the case.
The Luxembourg-based Court will hear arguments by Google, a tech lobbying group to back its appeal, as the European Commission, supported by Germany, and eight of the companies.
The hearing is scheduled for release in February. 12 to 14, said Richard Stables, chief executive of the British price-comparison site Kelkoo, which is the EU’s competition enforcer’s hand.
Attorney Thomas Hoeppner, who has been advising the other parties to the european commission, is also confirmed in the data.
Two years have passed since the european Commission accused Google of favouring its own price comparison shopping service, in store, using the girls as an order to stop the anti-competitive business practices and creating a level playing field for competition.
Google took the case to the district Court, the three appeals against the three EU anti-trust rulings.
The groups in support of the Commission of the European consumer group, BEUC, the Uk price comparison shopping site Foundem, which led to the investigation of the union complaint to the French price comparison site-Twenga, the German publishing groups, VDZ and BDZV, the EFTA (European free trade association (efta), and the German publisher Axel Springer price comparison, the fashion site, which is a Visual Meta.
In the case of the T‑612/17 Google v European Commission.
Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Deepa Babington