The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of
Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the
technology group’s power.
The gambit increases the political pressure on the European
Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on
Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or
through the introduction of laws to curb its reach.
A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that “unbundling
[of] search engines from other commercial services” should be
considered as a potential solution to Google’s dominance. It has
the backing of the parliament’s two main political blocs, the
European People’s Party and the Socialists.
Good luck with that.