... "worldwide solutions. It will not be very useful to get European-wide solutions," he told a news conference yesterday [25-Jul-12].
The Commission typically looks for concessions that would benefit European consumers, but has on occasions asked for remedies with a broader scope.
The Google probe is a critical case for Mr Almunia, and his demand for globally applicable solutions - which might see an EU decision serving as a template for worldwide regulators.
The current hearing is another example of Almunia's attempt to stamp his mark on EU competition policy.
He believes that Google's search results may unfairly favour its own search services over those of its rivals', while concern has also been expressed that the Cupertino colossus may have copied without permission material from other websites - for example travel and restaurant reviews.
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