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Dolores Utrilla
Dolores Utrilla
25th November 2021
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Op-Ed: “The ruling of the EU General Court in Google Shopping: An endorsement of the EU Commission antitrust enforcement policy in digital markets” by Marco Botta 


On 10 November 2021, the General Court handed out its judgment in Google Shopping (T-612/17), ‘partially’ annulling the 2017 EU Commission Decision sanctioning Google/Alphabet for abuse of dominant position in the market of online comparison-shopping services. The word ‘partially’ should be emphasized: the General Court upheld a minor argument put forward by Mountain View (paragraph 458); overall, the Court rejected the six pleas put forward by Google and it fully upheld the 2.4 billion euros fine imposed by the Commission in the case. The present Op-Ed aims at discussing the novelty and the future policy implications of the General Court’s ruling.

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