EU Competition Commissioner expected to file complaint saying Google abuses dominant position

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The European Union's competition chief is expected to file a complaint on Wednesday alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches.

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After days of rising speculation, the EU said that EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will debrief the media on the weekly Commission meeting where issues of antitrust are discussed.

Google's general counsel Kent Walker, wrote late Tuesday that a "statement of objections" to Google's business practices is to be released by Vestager.

Walker said that besides outlining their belief that Google has been illegally rigging its search results, European regulators also may announce they are opening an inquiry into whether Google uses its Android software to gain an unfair advantage.