March, 20 2019 – Google fined £1.27bn for breaching EU competition laws
July, 18 2018 – EU antitrust regulators hand down a $5 billion (£3.8bn / €4.3bn) fine to Google after a three-year long investigation.
June 27, 2017 – EU fines Google $2.84 billion (£2.1bn / €2.42bn) for thwarting rivals of shopping comparison websites.
July 14, 2016 – EU sets out another charge against Google’s shopping service. It also accuses the company of preventing third parties using its Adsense product from displaying search advertisements from Google’s competitors – a third case against the company.
April 20, 2016 – EU sends a charge sheet to Google outlining the company’s anti-competitive practices with regard to Android smartphone makers and apps makers.
April 15, 2015 – EU charges Google with blocking competitors of its shopping service.
Sept 2014 – Joaquin Almunia says he will not be able to wrap up the Google case before his mandate ends in October.
May 2014 – Joaquin Almunia, European Competition Commissioner at that time, says feedback from complainants will be crucial to determining whether he accepts Google’s concessions.
Feb 5, 2014 – Google improves its concessions related to online search.
2013 – Lobbying group FairSearch files a complaint about Google’s Android business practices to the European Commission.
April 25, 2013 – EU seeks feedback from rivals and users to Google’s concessions.
April 3, 2013 – Google offers concessions related to online search and its AdSense advertising network to address EU competition concerns, without admitting wrongdoing.
Nov 30, 2010 – European Commission opens investigation into allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online searches following 18 complaints.
Nov 3, 2009 – British price comparison site Foundem complains about Google’s online search to the European Commission.