The CEO of Alphabet Inc's Google and the European Union's antitrust boss will meet on Friday, taking after the US innovation group's formal rejection this month of a spate of charges, including blocking rivals in online search advertising.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will meet in Brussels with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Guenther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, as the last stop in a short tour of the continent, representatives for Google and the EU affirmed.
A week ago, Google General Counsel Kent Walker argued that the organization's Android operating system helps competition, rebutting charges that the firm uses the platform to pulverize rivals. The Mountain View, Calif., organization likewise dismisses charges that it unfairly advanced its shopping sevice and blocked rivals in online search advertising.
EU controllers are expected to govern next year on those issues, potentially ordering Google to change its business practices and demanding colossal fines. The case has hung over Google since the European Commission opened its examination six years back, following complaints from Microsoft and different adversaries.
The Android case represents a sharp hazard to Google as the operating system has yielded about $22 billion in benefit for the organization since its release in 2008, an Oracle Corp legal counselor told a US court in January.
Pichai last met with Vestager and Oettinger in February, soon after he was named CEO of Google.
Amid a visit to London earlier this week, Pichai declared an expension of Google's presence in the city, saying he was hopeful in regards to Britain's future as a tech hub, despite the uncertainty caused by the country's vote to leave the European Union in June.