Google has appealed a whopping €2.4 billion fine from the EU

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The EU's competition commission had ruled that Google abused its dominant position to favor its own shopping comparison service in internet searches, ordering the company to stop the practice by September 28.

The company was expected to appeal the fine, which was the largest ever penalty issued by the regulator, after saying it had "respectfully disagreed" with the ruling. A spokeswoman for the general court in Luxembourg said Google had not asked for an interim order to suspend the European Union decision, leaving it potentially open to fines for every day it fails to reform its ways.

However, setting up a court battle between Brussels and the internet giant could take years to resolve and make already tense relations between Europe and the United States tech giant even more fraught, AFP reported.

The appeal, which the court has confirmed receiving, will take some time to be heard and is likely to result in prolonged expensive hearings, but an unapologetic Commission on Monday insisted that it will "defend its decision in court". "It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate".




"Instead, Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors", she said.

The EU is also investigating whether Google tried to squeeze out its rivals in online search advertising and through its Android mobile operating system.

The EU is now also investigating whether Google tried to squeeze out its rivals in online search advertising and through its Android mobile operating system.

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