Antitrust Antitrust

Google hit with French charges it breached order to negotiate with publishers

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 23 Feb 2021 15:45
  • 23 Feb 2021 16:16
Google has been charged by French antitrust enforcers with breaching an order to negotiate remuneration for publishers, the company confirmed.

"Our priority is to comply with the French law, and to continue to negotiate with publishers in good faith, as evidenced by the agreements we have made with publishers in the past few

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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