The EU antitrust chief was asked about Facebook at the VivaTech technology conference in Paris after leading US Democratic politicians and one of Facebook's co-founders recently spoke in favour of a break-up of the company.
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said BMW, Daimler and VW are suspected of agreeing "not to compete against each other on the development and roll-out" of anti-pollution systems for petrol and diesel passenger cars.
EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager also took Ireland to court for failing to collect a massive 13 billion euros (USD 15.3 billion) in taxes from Apple Inc., arguing that, like in Amazon's case, the company had profited from a system allowing it to escape most of its taxes the EU felt were due.
Sundar Pichai, a 43-year old from India, faces the task of improving attitudes towards Google in Europe, where national governments are pushing the EU to take a closer look at its dominance of the search engine market.
EU officials said the concessions allayed concerns that the deal would reduce competition in the European market for heavy-duty gas turbines to two major players, namely the merged company and Germany's Siemens, potentially leading to higher prices and pushing up the cost of electricity.