The Federal Antimonopoly service is discussing with the Google settlement agreement in the case of violation of competition on the Russian market. This was stated by the head of Department Anatoly Golomolzin, reports “Interfax”.
“Such a discussion is conducted”, — he told, having refused more detailed comments.
In turn, head FAS Igor Artemyev has suggested that Google wants to come to a settlement agreement with the FAS. “They asked for additional time to prepare better. I honestly think that they may be asked for this time to come to terms with us. I don’t know for sure, but I think it can be,” he was quoted by “RIA Novosti”. The next hearing in the case, he said, will be held in three weeks. A Google spokesperson, commenting on the statement Artemyev, said only that the company is in continuous dialogue with the Russian authorities.
FAS opened a case against Google in February of last year, the reason for this was the complaint of “Yandex”. The Russian company was faced with the fact that some smartphone manufacturers (Explay, Fly, and other) terminated with her agreement on the preset of mobile applications due to contractual restrictions imposed by Google.
FAS has ordered Google to change the contracts and eliminate other violations. The company decided to appeal this decision, but the Moscow Arbitration court in March, her claim was rejected. In April, Google filed an appeal against this decision.