EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager has accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the online search market.
The European commission has filed a third antitrust charge against Google, this time against its AdSense advertising business.
The EU regulator accuses Alphabet s Google of abusing its dominance in search to benefit its own advertising business, which has historically been the company s main revenue stream.
The EC also reinforced its existing charge against Google s shopping service, which the regulator says receives preferential treatment in search results.
European competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said: Google has come up with many innovative products that have made a difference to our lives.
The commission said it had sent two statements of objections to Google and given its parent company, Alphabet, 10 weeks to respond.