Normally, Vestag's term of office will expire before the end of this year. In an interview last year, Vestag also said she would pay close attention to big technology companies such as Google and Amazon before her term of office ended. Therefore, the reappointment of Vestag as EU Antitrust Commissioner today is quite a surprise to the industry.
During Vestager's tenure, her most notable actions included: Yes.AppleThe company conducted a survey of tax breaks in Ireland and found that Apple had evaded taxes of more than $14.5 billion. She also accused Facebook of lying to regulators to win the WhatsApp acquisition. In addition, she fined Qualcomm $1.23 billion after Qualcomm reached an agreement with Apple to prevent other companies from competing fairly.
Of course, it's Google that Weistag is most concerned about. During her tenure, the European Commission launched three anti-trust investigations into Google, eventually imposing an anti-trust fine of 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) on Google's AdSense advertising service, 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) on Google Shopping service and 4.34 billion euros on Google's Android monopoly.（ A fine of about $5.04 billion.