Google (2018) By taking advantage
Google (2018) By taking advantage

The sanction of 4.342 million euros imposed on Wednesday by the European Commission to the US Internet giant Google is the most voluminous decided by abuse of dominant position, but not the only one.

Qualcomm (2018). The US electronic components giant Qualcomm received a penalty of 997 million euros in January for having bribed Apple to only use its products and not those of competitors in their iPhones and iPads.
Qualcomm (2018). The US electronic components giant Qualcomm received a penalty of 997 million euros in January for having bribed Apple to only use its products and not those of competitors in their iPhones and iPads.

Before the same commission imposed sanctions on companies Intel, Qualcom and Microsoft, even the same company Google faced a fine in 2017.

Google (2017) The community executive imposed 2,424 million euros to Google for favoring in its popular search engine Google Shopping service against its rivals. The company appealed the decision to the European court in September 2017.
Google (2017) The community executive imposed 2,424 million euros to Google for favoring in its popular search engine Google Shopping service against its rivals. The company appealed the decision to the European court in September 2017.

He was also accused of linking his Windows Media Player with this system to outperform his competition.

Intel (2009). The manufacturer of microprocessors Intel was imposed a fine of 1.06 billion euros, after the European Commission accused him of launching between 2002 and 2007 a strategy designed to exclude from the market his only serious rival, AMD. European justice decided in September to examine the case again.
Intel (2009). The manufacturer of microprocessors Intel was imposed a fine of 1.06 billion euros, after the European Commission accused him of launching between 2002 and 2007 a strategy designed to exclude from the market his only serious rival, AMD. European justice decided in September to examine the case again.

In breach of its commitments closed with the EU executive, Brussels imposed another fine of 860 million euros in 2008. In total, the sanctions imposed on Microsoft by the Commission amount to about 2,000 million euros.

Next, the five biggest fines imposed in the history of the European Union (EU) for abuse of dominant position:

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