Google remains under pressure in Europe from the EU over allegations of anticompetitive behaviour, including prioritising its own services in search results over those of competitors. An investigation was originally launched in November 2010, but now the EU’s competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia is pressing Google to make concessions to avoid charges. “Google has repeatedly expressed to me its willingness to discuss any concerns that the Commission might have without having to engage in adversarial proceedings. This is why today I’m giving Google an opportunity to offer remedies to address concerns that we have identified,” he says. Google needs to resolve these issues quickly, especially as it looks to bring its music service to Europe and continue growing its Google+ social network.

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