The new antitrust commissioner at the European Union will meet with complainants in a four-year-old antitrust case against Google to get an update and decide how to move ahead.
“I found that there was a need to update the information in the case,” said Margrethe Vestager, who took over as competition commissioner on Nov. 1. The meetings follow questionnaires sent to a number of companies, she said during a press briefing in Brussels on Thursday. The questionnaires covered map and travel services, among other topics.
“To have a case that is actual and true to the time we live in, I found that it was important to get new information in the file,” Vestager said, adding that once she has met with the complainants, she will know much more about the case and can than decide how to take it forward. The meetings will take place in the coming weeks.