Google’s latest proposed concessions may be enough to bring the three-year-long EU antitrust investigation into the company’s search practices to a conclusion, according to a top official.

The EU’s investigation centers on claims that the search giant is blocking competitors, including Microsoft, from its search results. “Now, with the significant improvements on the table, I think we have the possibility to work again and seek to find an effective solution based on a decision under Article 9 of the Antitrust Regulation,” said Joaquin Almunia, vice president of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy, in a speech. “Although I cannot describe the details, I can tell you that the new proposal more appropriately addresses the need for any commitments to be able to cover future developments,” he added.     

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