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Digital market/Google

MEPs fail to focus consumer rights and net neutrality

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the digital single market and the current legal proceedings against Google. Commenting on the vote, Green digital agenda expert Jan Philipp Albrecht stated:

"The core principle guiding the debate on the Google anti-trust case and the digital single market must be to guarantee consumer protection and net neutrality. We support the Commission in investigating potential market abuse by Google to this end. The Google search engine should not be gamed to give favourable results to its products: this would be an abuse its dominant market position. However, the resolution proposed by the EPP and socialist groups seeks to pre-empt the Commission's ruling, with a view to drawing their own conclusions for the digital single market. The failure to focus on net neutrality and consumer protection made it impossible for our group to support this political theatre."

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