Google CEO to meet with EU antitrust chief

As tension between search giant behemoth Alphabet’s Google and the EU commission mounts, the tech company have announced plans for a meeting between their CEO, Sundar Pichai, and the EU’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager.

The Silicon Valley based company announced the meeting just a week after it filed its latest response to the EU’s barrage of antitrust cases reports Sam Schechner at the Wall Street Journal.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission has confirmed the meeting and said that it would cover antitrust issues. The face-to-face discussion is the first between the Google CEO and Ms Vestager since February.

Experts have suggested that Google may seek to settle some of the cases raised against them, however neither side has said whether the tech company might try to do so.

This meeting between between the Google chief and EU regulatory body does however provide Google with some respite, albeit momentarily, as the organisation analyses its options and assesses its next best move.