Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Competition, gave a press conference on the antitrust investigation on Google for online search and search advertising.
The EC obtained an improved commitments proposal from Google in the context of the antitrust investigation on online search and search advertising. In its proposal, Google had accepted to guarantee that whenever it promoted its own specialised search services on its web page (e.g. for products, hotels, restaurants, etc.), the services of three rivals, selected through an objective method, would also be displayed in a way that was clearly visible to users and comparable to the way in which Google displayed its own services.
This principle would apply not only for existing specialised search services, but also to changes in the presentation of those services and for future services.