The investigation ended with the decision that Google had abused their position as market leader systematically by prioritizing their own price comparison service.
The Google penalty broke the record of the biggest fine ever awarded by the EU's executive body, the European Commission, beating a penalty imposed on Intel in 2009 of € 1 billion, The Verge reported.
The main target of the case is Google Shopping, a price comparison feature embedded directly in the Google search engine.
In the Commission's antitrust documents it is mentioned that Google makes it harder for competitors to get traffic to their site because it prioritizes their own price comparison feature. The EU argued, Google is very dominant in Europe and they should not be allowed to complicate their competitors.