October 27, 2020

Dear Executive Vice President Vestager,

We are companies operating search engines that compete against Google. As you know, we are deeply dissatisfied with the so-called remedy created by Google to address the adverse effects of its anticompetitive conduct in the Android case. We understand that Google regularly updates you regarding its pay-to-play auction, but it appears that you may not be receiving complete or accurate information.

We are writing to request a trilateral meeting with your office, ourselves, and Google, with the goal of establishing an effective preference menu. Our respective designees could work in advance to create a tight agenda for this meeting to ensure it is productive and collaborative.

We are heartfelt supporters of the Commission's ambition to remediate entrenched Google competition harms. We are asking to put these intentions into practice now, making full use of your existing tools.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Yours sincerely,

SIGNATORIES


DuckDuckGo - United States
Ecosia - Germany
Lilo - France
Qwant - France
Seznam.cz - Czech Republic

Photo : (Bruxelles - Commission Européenne / Berlaymont, CC by 2.0 Fred Romero https://www.flickr.com/photos/129231073@N06/23191436909/ )