MEPs recently backed a resolution calling on the European Commission to ensure fair competition on the internet. It suggests that monopolistic search engines should be split up from their other commercial activities. Although the internet giant’s name isn’t mentioned in the text, everyone knows the resolution is targeting Google. The vote has sparked outrage across the Atlantic, where politicians have accused MEPs of trying to politicise an antitrust investigation into the US technology giant.
Programme presented by Christophe Robeet
Produced by Mary Colombel
German MEP, Group of the Greens
Irish MEP, European People's Party
Czech MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats