The European Union has stated that it will decide at the end of March whether or not to file a formal complaint against Google regarding the antitrust allegations brought against the company.
The announcement from regulators comes after many of Google’s competitors in the market complained the search giant is exploiting its leading position, using illegitimate and inappropriate business practices.
It is important to note that US regulators are also currently looking into the company’s business practices.
There are reports that the investigation carried out by US regulators could be extended to include the company’s latest venture into social networking – Google Plus. Apparently, many of the rival social networking sites, including Twitter, believe the search giant is forcibly pushing Google Plus content towards the top of its search results, which in their view is totally unacceptable and unfair.
Joaquin Almunia, the EU competition commissioner, said in a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, “I will receive comments from the case team towards the end of the first quarter. I do not expect anything sooner. Let us see.”