The EU just launched a formal antitrust probe into Amazon
- The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, is launching a formal investigation into Amazon.
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The EU is cracking down on Amazon.
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is leading the investigation, said in a statement on Wednesday that she will be taking a "very close look" at Amazon's "dual role."
"We need to ensure that large online platforms don't eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behaviour," she said. "I have therefore decided to take a very close look at Amazon's business practices and its dual role as marketplace and retailer, to assess its compliance with EU competition rules."