Google has to fork out €2.4BN after being hit by what's called an anti-trust fine by the EU. It has found the company abused its place as the world's most popular search engine to give an illegal advantage to its Google Shopping service.
In a statement, commissioner Margrethe Vestager admitted Google has come up with "many products and services that have made a difference to our lives", but said it abused its market dominance "by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors."
Google has said it "respectfully disagrees" with the decision, and is considering appealing.
A company spokesperson said "When you shop online, you want to find the products you're looking for quickly and easily. And advertisers want to promote those same products.